Worth noting

• Thursday's attendance of 44,561 marked back-to-back sellouts and was the largest regular-season crowd at Angel Stadium since the ballpark was renovated in 1998.

Mike Trout homered in each of his previous two birthdays, but went 0-for-3 with a strikeout and a walk while turning 23 in the Angels' 7-0 loss to the Dodgers.

• Left-handed hitter Kole Calhoun was out of the starting lineup against a lefty for a second straight night, with the right-handed-hitting Collin Cowgill starting in right field and the switch-hitting Erick Aybar batting leadoff.

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