Worth noting

Hector Santiago will start Thursday's game at Texas after Shoemaker's emergency relief performance Monday pushed him back.

Santiago was available in the bullpen on Tuesday but was not needed in a 4-0 Angels defeat, freeing him to start Thursday. Santiago started Saturday against the Astros and gave up five runs on six hits in five innings.

The Angels will send Garrett Richards, Weaver and Tyler Skaggs to the mound, in that order, to finish the first half.

Shoemaker is not scheduled to pitch before the break, and Scioscia said he is "in limbo."

• As expected, Mike Trout and David Freese were back in the lineup Wednesday in their usual center field and third base positions, respectively.

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