Mike Scioscia will manage his 2,000th career game when the Angels open up a three-game series against the Mariners on Monday. With that, he'll become the 16th skipper in baseball history to reach the milestone with one organization. Scioscia is 1,094-905 through his first 1,999.
Dating back to an 0-for-3 performance against the Blue Jays on May 3, Torii Hunter has just three hits in his last 45 at-bats, with only one of them bring an extra-base hit (a home run against the Rangers on May 11).
Hunter is struggling to find his timing, he said, and it's not surprising to him that he hasn't been getting more hits.
"It's not fun. I don't like it," Hunter said. "I'm not going to settle for that. I have to just wait. When you try to go get a baseball, it hurts you. When you let the baseball come to you, it feels a lot better. So that's what I'm trying to do, just let the baseball come to me."
John Hester's sixth-inning solo home run was the catcher's first homer as an Angel and his first since Sept. 5, 2010, when he was with the D-backs. It was also the first home run from an Angels catcher since Chris Iannetta hit one against the Twins on April 30.