Worth noting

Worth noting

• Scioscia remained non-committal about Joe Blanton's status in the rotation.

• With a first-inning single in Tuesday's loss to the Twins, Mike Trout extended his hitting streak to a career-long 15 games. In that span, Trout is hitting .400 and has raised his average from .311 to .324.

• Prior to Wednesday's game, the Angels claimed right-handed reliever J.C. Gutierrez off waivers from the Royals and added him to the 40-man roster.

Gutierrez posted a 3.38 ERA in 29 1/3 innings this season.

William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.