Worth noting

Mike Trout started Saturday at designated hitter as Josh Hamilton shifted over to center field and Collin Cowgill filled in at left. Manager Mike Scioscia said the half-day off was simply to help keep Trout fresh.

"There's a lot of focus on 28 games but it's still a grind, and we only have two more days off so you want to take advantage of getting some guys a little freshened up," Scioscia said.

• On Saturday, the Angels announced a two-year extension through 2016 of their affiliation with the Burlington Bees, their Class A team in the Midwest League. The Bees have been an Angels affiliate since 2012 and clinched a Wild Card spot in the Midwest's West Division this season.

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.