• Albert Pujols returned to first base, and the No. 3 spot of the lineup, after missing his first game of the year to rest on Thursday. Erick Aybar led off for the Angels, with Howie Kendrick -- the leadoff hitter for seven straight games until Thursday -- batted fifth.
• Third baseman Ian Stewart, out since May 11 with a left hand contusion, is currently rehabbing at the Angels' complex in Arizona. Scioscia said "his hand still has a little bit of discomfort in it, and our medical department wants to make sure they get it out of there before he gets back to full swing."
• Playing for Triple-A Salt Lake, Hector Santiago gave up one run in 5 1/3 innings on Friday, scattering four hits, walking three batters and striking out seven, while Josh Hamilton had two singles in four plate appearances, striking out once. Hamilton was playing in his second rehab game, and first in eight days after suffering a bone bruise in his surgically repaired left thumb. Santiago is trying to prove he belongs in the rotation again.
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