Worth noting

Worth noting

• Kendrick (sprained left knee) spent Sunday morning doing calisthenics with team physical therapist Bernard Li, but he has not been able to sprint yet and there's still no timetable for his return.

Hank Conger started behind the plate on Sunday afternoon, marking only his second set of back-to-back starts all month. Scioscia said he wanted to take advantage of the matchup with Mariners right-hander Aaron Harang.

• Right-hander Cory Rasmus, acquired from the Braves for Scott Downs on July 29, made his Angels debut on Sunday and pitched a scoreless ninth inning, striking out Justin Smoak with the bases loaded to cap a 7-1 win.

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