Worth noting

Albert Pujols (hamstring) was the Angels' DH for the second game in a row against the Rangers, with rookie C.J. Cron starting at first base. Pujols said his leg is improving, and that had it been a National League game, he would've played first Saturday and Sunday. Cron had three hits Saturday in his MLB debut.

• Ibanez made his fourth start of the season in left field. He'll likely platoon with just-recalled Grant Green until starting outfielders Josh Hamilton and Kole Calhoun return from the disabled list.

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