Angels Scratch Pineiro Before Start Vs Sox

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Los Angeles Angels right-hander Joel

Pineiro has been scratched moments before he was scheduled to start

against the Boston Red Sox.

The Angels didn't immediately announce why Pineiro was sidelined

Wednesday for the series finale.Veteran Angels reliever Scot Shields made his first start since

2003 in Pineiro's place.

Pineiro is 10-7 with a 4.18 ERA in his first season with the

Angels. He had won seven straight decisions before losing his last

start in New York last week.

Shields made just the 15th start of his major league career.