• Wednesday marked the five-year anniversary of Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart being killed by a drunk driver at age 22, hours after pitching six shutout innings in his 2009 debut. Courtney Stewart, 20, and Henry Pearson, 25, also were killed. A fourth passenger, Jon Wilhite, sustained critical injuries.
• Angels reliever Dane De La Rosa (right forearm strain) had his rehab switched from Double-A Arkansas to Class A Inland Empire so that he could appear in a game Wednesday, setting him up to be activated for Friday's series opener against the Mets. De La Rosa struck out one in his third straight shutout inning.
• Albert Pujols hit a third-inning home run off Mariners starter Roenis Elias on Wednesday, his second in as many days and the 494th of his career. That puts him in sole possession of 26th on the all-time list, passing Fred McGriff and Lou Gehrig.