• The Royals measured Mike Trout's first-inning home run in Friday night's 8-6 loss and said it landed 455 feet from home plate. ESPN's Home Run Tracker had it at 489 feet, making it the longest home run in the Majors since 2012 and the longest of Trout's career. But the latter measures "true distance," which is how far the ball would've traveled if unimpeded.
• Asked about the decision to keep the right-handed-hitting Grant Green over Efren Navarro, which means the Angels won't have a lefty bat off the bench for most games, Scioscia said: "I think Green will match up against a bunch of pitchers, lefties and righties. The versatility he brings us on the infield will help us. And the speed off the bench helps us."
• Hitting coach Don Baylor was cleared to return to the team earlier this week, but he isn't with the Angels during their current six-game road trip through Kansas City and Chicago. Baylor, who sustained a fractured right femur upon catching the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day, may travel for the first time during the four-game set against the Rangers in Arlington, Texas, July 10-13, which occurs right before the All-Star break.
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