Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

Worth noting

• The Angels had only one night game and one day game in Philadelphia, which meant very little time for Mike Trout and Scioscia to visit their hometowns.

"Sometimes that can be a blessing," Scioscia said. "I haven't even had a cheesesteak here, so it's helped my waistline."

• First baseman-turned-outfielder Efren Navarro batted leadoff Wednesday, making him the fifth different table setter Scioscia has used since Kole Calhoun sprained his right ankle April 15. Scioscia wanted to maximize the amount of lefties in his lineup, but didn't want to pair them together because the Phillies have three southpaws in their bullpen.

• Angels catcher Chris Iannetta will host his inaugural area youth baseball camp at Villa Park High School on June 23 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PT during an off-day. The camp is open to boys and girls from first to eighth grade and costs $79 ($63 when using a Citi credit card). More information is available at

Raul Ibanez and Pujols reached personal milestones Wednesday. Pujols notched his 534th career double with a liner down the right-field line in the first, tying Lou Gehrig for 33rd on the all-time list. Ibanez recorded his 1,200th career RBI when his single scored Pujols shortly thereafter.

Howie Kendrick, who hadn't missed an inning all season, was out of the starting lineup Wednesday. The second baseman said he was fine physically and that it was only a day off. Shortstop Erick Aybar was off Tuesday and started Wednesday.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez.
Read More: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim