Worth noting

Kole Calhoun (sprained right ankle) ran on the field pretty close to full intensity on Wednesday and will join Hamilton in Arizona over the weekend. The Angels' right fielder hopes to start a rehab assignment at the four-week mark from his injury, which would be Tuesday.

• Closer Joe Smith has been nursing tightness in his lower right side since Monday night and was unavailable out of the bullpen on Tuesday and Wednesday. Scioscia said prior to Wednesday's game that Smith is "doing much better."

• 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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