Worth noting

• Injured reliever Fernando Salas started his rehab assignment Friday night with Class A Inland Empire. Salas has been on the disabled list since June 15 with inflammation in his right shoulder. 

Salas pitched one inning of scoreless relief with one strikeout. He threw 10 pitches, seven for strikes.

Scioscia said Salas needs to face live hitting after being sidelined for nearly a month, and the Angels will evaluate his velocity and command after his outing.

Salas has a 2.96 ERA in 28 games this season and would add depth to a six-man Angels bullpen.

• Pujols started as the designated hitter on Friday night for the fourth time in the last seven games. This season, Pujols is hitting .305 with a home run every 13 plate appearances as the DH. As a first baseman, Pujols is hitting .237 with a homer every 27 plate appearances.

With a two-run home run in the fourth inning, Albert Pujols tied Fred McGriff at 42nd with 1,550 career RBIs and grabbed sole possesion of 24th on the all-time home run list. His 510 homers are one shy of Mel Ott.

Matthew DeFranks is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.