Worth noting

• Angels third baseman David Freese, batting .140/.194/.193 through his first 15 games, was back in the lineup Tuesday, after getting a day off in Monday's series opener. Freese, who began the season batting cleanup against lefties, batted seventh for the second time in his last four starts.

J.B. Shuck led the Angels with seven outfield assists as a rookie last season, and recorded two through his first 10 games this year. On Monday, Shuck cut off a base hit by Jose Lobaton in the left-center-field gap and fired a strike to second baseman Howie Kendrick to gun down the Nationals' catcher.

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