Worth noting

• Albert Pujols left Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Marlins in the seventh inning after fouling a ball off his calf, which "was a little tight," according to Scioscia. The manager said he expects Pujols in Thursday's lineup.

• For the second time in four games, Howie Kendrick started as the designated hitter on Wednesday. Gordon Beckham started in his place at second base.

Scioscia said Kendrick's health was fine. It was simply a "refresh day."

• The Arkansas Travelers, the Angels' Double-A affiliate, clinched the Texas League's north division championship and a playoff berth with a 5-4 win over Springfield on Wednesday.

Rookie affiliate Orem clinched a playoff spot in July by winning the Pioneer League's first-half south division championship.

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.