• Mike Trout is the first Angels player to start consecutive All-Star Games since Vladimir Guerrero started four in a row, 2004-07. He's the fourth AL outfielder with three All-Star selections before turning 23, joining Mickey Mantle (1952-54), Al Kaline (1955-57) and Ken Griffey Jr. (1990-92).
• According to Baseball-Reference.com, Trout came into Saturday's games leading the Majors in OPS-plus, which includes ballpark factors in the equation. Trout (182), Troy Tulowitzki (178), Andrew McCutchen (173), Victor Martinez (167) and Paul Goldschmidt (165) are the top five.
• Since June 13, through Friday, Albert Pujols was tied with the Tigers' J.D. Martinez for the Majors lead with 27 RBIs. Trout and Reds rookie flash Billy Hamilton were tied for third with 24.
• Richards the fourth Angels pitcher to reach the All-Star break with at least 11 wins, 120 strikeouts and a sub-2.60 ERA. He joins Frank Tanana (1977), Nolan Ryan (1979) and Weaver (2011).
• Second baseman Howie Kendrick, in the midst of another productive season, celebrated his 31st birthday on Saturday with teammates, family members and a cake presented in the clubhouse by Tom Taylor, the Angels' traveling secretary.
• The Angels, general manager Jerry Dipoto announced Saturday, have dealt left-hander Nick Maronde to the Indians for cash considerations.
Maronde, 24, has a 0-0 record and a 7.13 ERA in 17 2/3 innings in 33 Major League games. He was a third-round pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft and made his Major League debut on Sept. 2, 2012. He struck out the first four hitters he faced with the Angels. Maronde was on the club's Opening Day roster this season, appearing in 11 games with a 12.79 ERA. He struggled with his control after he was sent to the Minor Leagues and was designated for assignment on Thursday.
Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.