Worth noting

Worth noting

• Dipoto said third base "is something we're going to look at" this offseason. Luis Jimenez, Nelson and Andrew Romine are the current options, with Grant Green a project and Kaleb Cowart returning to Double-A in 2014 after a rough season.

"We'll try to put together a good -- I don't want to call it a platoon -- but a good timeshare at third base that works," Dipoto said.

• 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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