• Mark Trumbo was out of the Angels' starting lineup on Thursday morning, a quick turnaround from the Wednesday night game, after starting 23 of 25 games in the field this month. So, outfielder Kole Calhoun made his third Major League start at first base.
"He's probably not as experienced as Mark, and it's not his primary position," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of Calhoun, "but he handles himself well around the bag and is athletic enough that I think he'll be fine."
• Nelson may miss the rest of the year with a strained right hamstring, but Grant Green isn't expected to get much time at third base this season. Green, who has been the Angels' everyday second baseman while Howie Kendrick has been out, can currently only play third base "in an emergency," Scioscia said. "It's taken him a while just to get comfortable in the Major Leagues at second base, and we're slowly introducing third base at workouts."