Worth noting

Erick Aybar, out with a sore right groin, feels "much better," Scioscia said on Sunday.

Grant Green, making his first Major League start at shortstop, was in Aybar's place Sunday. Aybar injured his groin Friday night and exited the game after a single in the ninth.

John McDonald had been filling in for Aybar the last two days.

• Efren Navarro displayed his ability to play the outfield on Saturday night, making a pretty spin-and-fire throw to end the eighth inning.

Seattle leadoff hitter James Jones lined a ball down the left-field line, where Navarro gathered, spun and threw a perfect throw to get Jones at second.

"It doesn't surprise me at all," Scioscia said. "He's got a nice arm from the outfield."

Navarro has experience playing in both corner outfield spots but has also seen time at first base.

"He's athletic," Scioscia said. "Although he's not a plus runner, he makes up for it with route and certainly with technique and he made a nice play last night."

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