Worth noting

Albert Pujols made his 16th start at designated hitter on Thursday. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Pujols is fine and that it was planned ahead of time. Raul Ibanez started in his place at first place.

• The Angels agreed to terms with their sixth-round Draft pick, high-school right fielder Alex Abbott, for $375,000. Slot value for that pick -- 179th overall -- was $244,700.

• The game against the Tigers on Sunday, July 27, will start at 12:35 p.m. PT (it was originally TBD) because ESPN picked up Dodgers-Giants for Sunday Night Baseball. The early start time could facilitate the Indians and Angels making up Wednesday's rained-out game in Cleveland the following Monday, currently an off-day for both clubs.

• Outfielder Brennan Boesch, signed to a Minor League contract over the offseason, hit three home runs for Triple-A Salt Lake during a doubleheader on Wednesday, putting his Pacific Coast League OPS at 1.034 this season.

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