Third to first

• Chris Sale's 10-game winning streak is the longest among active pitchers against the AL West. He became the second pitcher in baseball history to win his first 10 career decisions vs. the West, joining Dock Ellis (1976-77), according to STATS.

• Jesse Crain's 16 straight scoreless appearances to start the season have covered 14 2/3 innings.

• Reliever Nate Jones went beyond his baseball duties pregame Friday when he took part in a cow-milking contest. Jones watched how to milk cows when he was younger during school field trips, but his second-place finish to the Angels' Ryan Brasier in Friday's competition at Angel Stadium marked his first hands-on experience.

"I felt like I was doing good, but just good enough for second place," said Jones with a laugh, adding that his job was made more difficult by the cow moving in the early milking stages. "I felt like I was getting milk every squeeze. Apparently it wasn't good enough."

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