• Interleague Play at a National League park has kept Angels manager Mike Scioscia from putting the slumping Peter Bourjos in the lineup, opting to go with the left-handed-hitting J.B. Shuck against three right-handed starters. Prior to Saturday, outfielder Collin Cowgill hadn't appeared in a game since Aug. 18, and Joe Blanton hadn't pitched since Aug. 20.
• The Double-A Arkansas Travelers clinched a playoff spot on Friday. At 37-30, they have a three-game lead in the Northern Division of the Texas League. The Triple-A Salt Lake Bees (78-63, with a four-game lead in the Pacific Northern Division of the Pacific Coast League) and Class A Inland Empire 66ers (68-69 overall) also previously clinched postseason berths.