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Rockies Vs Angels: Chris Iannetta Returns To Coors Field For Interleague Play

The Colorado Rockies return home to continue interleague play against Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels.

April 4, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta (17) runs to first after hitting a single in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE
April 4, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta (17) runs to first after hitting a single in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

The Colorado Rockies return home to Coors Field, hoping a return to altitude will rejuvenate their offense after a dismal series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. They welcome the Los Angeles Angels to town, including a familiar face behind the plate. Catcher Chris Iannetta -- traded to Los Angeles this offseason for pitcher Tyler Chatwood -- will make his first appearance in Coors Field since the trade.

The Rockies send righthander Alex White (2-3, 5.60 ERA) to the mound. White earned a victory in his last start against the Los Angeles Dodgers, pitching into the seventh inning while only allowing two hits and two earned runs. He hopes to repeat that success against a very tough Angels lineup that includes top offseason acquisition Albert Pujols and outfielder Mike Trout (an early favorite for Rookie of the Year honors).

The Angels counter with top free agent signing C.J. Wilson (6-4, 2.54 ERA). The lefthander has been exactly what the Angels had hoped, as he has continued his success the past few seasons as one of the top starting pitchers in the American League. In his last start, Wilson pitched six shutout innings against the Texas Rangers, his former team.

Game time/date: 6:40 p.m. MT, Friday, June 8, 2012

Location: Coors Field, Denver, CO

TV/Radio: ROOT Sports/850 KOA

For more on these teams, check out Rockies blog Purple Row and Angels blog Halos Heaven. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the league.