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• Right fielder Torii Hunter left Monday's 8-4 win over the Mariners in the seventh inning because he was feeling light-headed. Hunter said he was probably dehydrated because his muscles were cramping up but felt better after the game.

• With a first-inning RBI double off the center-field wall against Felix Hernandez, Albert Pujols became the first player in Major League history to combine 50-plus doubles and 30-plus homers in three different seasons. Chuck Klein and Todd Helton each did it twice.

• With 129 runs, Mike Trout is now third among all-time American League rookies. Only Hall of Famers Joe DiMaggio (132 with the Yankees in '36) and Ted Williams (131 with the Red Sox in '39) had more.

• The Angels and Inland Empire 66ers reached a player-development extension through 2014, the two clubs announced on Monday. The 66ers have been the Angels' advanced Class A affiliate since 2011.

• Trout's jersey is the fifth-most popular in the Majors, based on sales since the All-Star break. The four ahead of him, respectively, are: Derek Jeter (Yankees), Josh Hamilton (Rangers), Ichiro Suzuki (Yankees) and Bryce Harper (Nationals). Pujols, whose Angels No. 5 jersey was far and away the top seller during last year's holiday shopping season, did not crack the Top 20.

• Right fielder Torii Hunter left Monday's 8-4 win over the Mariners in the seventh inning because he was feeling light-headed. Hunter said he was probably dehydrated because his muscles were cramping up but felt better after the game.

• With a first-inning RBI double off the center-field wall against Felix Hernandez, Albert Pujols became the first player in Major League history to combine 50-plus doubles and 30-plus homers in three different seasons. Chuck Klein and Todd Helton each did it twice.

• With 129 runs, Mike Trout is now third among all-time American League rookies. Only Hall of Famers Joe DiMaggio (132 with the Yankees in '36) and Ted Williams (131 with the Red Sox in '39) had more.

• The Angels and Inland Empire 66ers reached a player-development extension through 2014, the two clubs announced on Monday. The 66ers have been the Angels' advanced Class A affiliate since 2011.

• Trout's jersey is the fifth-most popular in the Majors, based on sales since the All-Star break. The four ahead of him, respectively, are: Derek Jeter (Yankees), Josh Hamilton (Rangers), Ichiro Suzuki (Yankees) and Bryce Harper (Nationals). Pujols, whose Angels No. 5 jersey was far and away the top seller during last year's holiday shopping season, did not crack the Top 20.