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Worth noting

• Howie Kendrick returned to the Angels lineup for Saturday's 5-2 win over the Mariners, going 1-for-3 with an RBI double after a sore right knee forced him to exit Thursday's game in the third inning and sit out Friday's contest.

• Since returning from a calf injury, Albert Pujols has started five straight games at designated hitter, going 8-for-20 to put his season-long hitting streak at 10 games. Pujols has been getting some pregame work at first base lately but continues to run the bases very gingerly.

"He's nursing something that you have to stay on top of, so he's going to move as well as he can," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "Obviously he's not 100 percent. It's tough to put a percentage of where he is, but it's something he has to nurse."