Scioscia sticks with same lineup for Game 3

Scioscia sticks with same lineup for Game 3

KANSAS CITY -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia is hopeful that continuity, not change, will finally get his high-powered offense in this American League Division Series.

As expected, Scioscia opted against changing his lineup for Game 3 today (4:30 p.m. PT on TBS) at Kauffman Stadium, even though the Angels have amassed just three runs on 10 hits in back-to-back ALDS loses.

The right-handed-hitting C.J. Cron remains at designated hitter against a righty -- Royals ace James Shields -- and Josh Hamilton continues to start, even though he's 0-for-9 with two strikeouts and his timing has been off.

  Date Time Matchup/Result Network
Gm 1 Oct. 2   KC 3, LAA 2 video
Gm 2 Oct. 3   KC 4, LAA 1 video
Gm 3 Oct. 5   KC 8, LAA 3 video

Here's the full lineup behind starter C.J. Wilson:

Kole Calhoun, RF
Mike Trout, CF
Albert Pujols, 1B
Howie Kendrick, 2B
Erick Aybar, SS
David Freese, 3B
Josh Hamilton, LF
C.J. Cron, DH
Chris Iannetta, C

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.