• The Angels' Class A affiliate Burlington Bees led 17-1 after five innings and wound up losing to the Clinton LumberKings, 20-17, in 12 innings on Wednesday night. The Bees allowed six runs in the sixth, five each in the eighth and ninth and three in the 12th. That's 19 unanswered runs total.
• After Wednesday's 9-2 loss, the Angels optioned left-hander Nick Maronde to Triple-A. The team will announce a corresponding roster move on Friday, and it's likely to be a position player so they can return to the traditional four-man bench and seven-man bullpen. Maronde had a 5.68 ERA and a 2.84 WHIP in 11 appearances.
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