"The whole schedule is an inconvenience because the Major League schedule is insane," Scioscia said with a laugh. "But you do what you have to do in a pennant race. It doesn't feel like quite as much of a chore when you're trying to make the playoffs."
Los Angeles was only scheduled to make one trip to Cleveland this year, but its plans changed when a June 18 game at Progressive Field was rained out.
Scioscia said he "relaxed the dress code a little bit" in order to make the multiple flights more comfortable for his players, but he kept the team's pregame routine the same.
Left-hander Hector Santiago, who will start Tuesday, was sent directly from Minnesota to Texas. Left-hander Joe Thatcher, who was on a rehabilitation assignment at Double-A Arkansas, also wasn't required to travel to Cleveland before rejoining the team.
Brian Dulik is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.