• Garrett Richards took an Ian Kinsler comebacker to his right armpit in the second inning of Saturday's 7-4 loss, but the 25-year-old felt fine shortly thereafter, saying: "Out of all the ones I've taken this year, that was one of the lighter ones."
• Exiled starting pitcher Tommy Hanson pitched three scoreless relief innings Saturday, giving up one hit and one walk with one strikeout. Manager Mike Scioscia said, "His motion looked good, his delivery looked better, the ball was coming out with better life, and hopefully Tommy's moving towards that because that's when he's at his best."
• With a pinch-hit double in the ninth inning, Josh Hamilton extended his hitting streak to a season-high 13 games and put his batting average at .250 -- the highest it's been all season. Hamilton is batting .331 (55-for-166) over his last 44 games.
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