• Mike Trout went 1-for-3 in the Angels' 8-4 win over the Yankees on Thursday to extend his on-base streak to 37 games, which his second to only Orlando Cabrera (63) in club history.
• Ernesto Frieri, recently demoted from the closer's role, pitched a scoreless eighth inning, giving up one hit and striking out two. Frieri pitched with a seven-run lead after the Angels scored five runs in the top half of the inning. Scioscia was planning to use him as his setup man on Thursday and said he could be in the mix to close again in the near future.
• Erick Aybar returned to the starting lineup for Thursday's series finale. The Angels' shortstop exited Tuesday's game before the bottom of the third inning with a cramp in his left calf and then sat out Wednesday, but he took part in pregame activities and expected to be fine the next day.
• Scioscia beamed Thursday morning when reminded of his son, Matt, coming through with a walk-off hit for the Class A Burlington Bees on Wednesday night. Scioscia generally shies away from talking about his son and said: "He's going to climb his own mountain." Matt, taken in the 45th round in 2011, is 10-for-36 while playing first base and designated hitter in 10 games in the Midwest League.
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