• Kole Calhoun was in the starting lineup against a left-handed pitcher on Monday for the first time since May 31 against Oakland's Tommy Milone.
For most of the season, the left-handed-hitting Calhoun has been platooning in right field with right-hander Collin Cowgill, but his recent hot streak pushed him into the starting lineup.
Over his last eight games, Calhoun has produced a .481/.548/.889 slash line. He has reached to lead off the game in each of his last seven starts.
"I don't know if there's a player hotter in our league than Kole Calhoun right now," manager Mike Scioscia said.
• David Freese started at third base after missing two games with a sore left shin he injured sliding into home plate on Friday.
• On this date three years ago, the Angels called up then-19-year-old Mike Trout, who became the youngest player in the Majors.
Matthew DeFranks is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.