Worth noting

• Thatcher is expected back from his sprained left ankle in "a week, 10 days," according to Scioscia. Thatcher threw off a mound successfully on Saturday and followed that with a bullpen session before Tuesday's game.

• The Angels and the Orem Owlz of the Pioneer League announced a two-year extension to their partnership through 2016. Sixty-two future Angels played on the Owlz at some point, and the team has won eight division titles in its 14-year history as Los Angeles' advanced-rookie affiliate.

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