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• Rookie lefty Nick Maronde, ranked by MLB.com as the Angels' No. 4 prospect and called up the first day rosters expanded, made his Major League debut at Safeco Field on Sunday, striking out Carlos Peguero on three straight pitches with two on and one out in the sixth.

With that, Maronde joined Juan Alvarez (1999), current pitching coach Mike Butcher ('92) and Greg Garrett ('70) as the only Angels to strike out the only batter they faced in their debut, a feat belonging to only 15 players in the history of the American League.

• Torii Hunter went 0-for-4 in Sunday's 2-0 loss to the Mariners, snapping a string of four straight games in which the veteran outfielder recorded three-plus hits (13 total). The only other Angels player to go on a run like that was Dave Chalk, in 1978. The last player to have a longer stretch of three-plus-hit games was Hall of Famer George Brett, who did it in six straight in '76.

• Rookie lefty Nick Maronde, ranked by MLB.com as the Angels' No. 4 prospect and called up the first day rosters expanded, made his Major League debut at Safeco Field on Sunday, striking out Carlos Peguero on three straight pitches with two on and one out in the sixth.

With that, Maronde joined Juan Alvarez (1999), current pitching coach Mike Butcher ('92) and Greg Garrett ('70) as the only Angels to strike out the only batter they faced in their debut, a feat belonging to only 15 players in the history of the American League.

• Torii Hunter went 0-for-4 in Sunday's 2-0 loss to the Mariners, snapping a string of four straight games in which the veteran outfielder recorded three-plus hits (13 total). The only other Angels player to go on a run like that was Dave Chalk, in 1978. The last player to have a longer stretch of three-plus-hit games was Hall of Famer George Brett, who did it in six straight in '76.