• Trumbo was dropped to seventh in the batting order for Thursday night's game against the Rangers. The first baseman entered in an 0-for-24 slump, sitting on 34 homers and 99 RBIs, but then went 3-for-5 and drove in his 100th run in a 6-5 walk-off loss.
"This guy works so hard at it, and he's so accountable," Scioscia said. "He'll say when he's bad and try to get better. He's been in a little bit of a downturn, but it takes one good swing."
• Mike Trout reached base safely three times on Thursday and has reached base 304 times this season, passing Rickey Henderson (301 in 1980) for most times reaching base in a player's age-21 or younger season.
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