• Chris Iannetta made a pretty rare start against a right-hander (Josh Johnson) on Thursday and the switch-hitting Hank Conger, getting most of the starts against righties for a while now, said he isn't nursing an injury. The right-handed-hitting Iannetta was starting his third straight game - the previous two against lefties -- and started four of seven in the road trip. Only one of those starts came against a right-handed starter, though. Mike Scioscia said Conger would "get back out there in this series at some point."
• Mike Trout led the Majors in July with a .476 on-base percentage and 1.108 OPS, and was the only player in the American League to reach base in every game that month. Since June 8, a stretch of 45 games, Trout is batting .377 with 31 runs, 15 doubles, seven homers and 29 RBIs. He leads the Majors with a 6.7 Wins Above Replacement, per FanGraphs.com. Second is Miguel Cabrera at 6.3.
• ESPN selected the Aug. 12 Angels-Yankees game from the Bronx for Monday Night Baseball. Dave O'Brien, Aaron Boone, Rick Sutcliffe and Tim Kurkjian will handle the broadcast, with first pitch slated for 4 p.m. PT.
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