• David Freese did something Wednesday that he had not done in 66 days -- hit a home run.
Freese's opposite-field shot in the seventh inning was just his third homer of the season. In his last eight games, Freese has gone hitless just once while posting a .357 average and five RBIs from the No. 8 hole in the lineup.
"I think he's hit a lot of hard outs over the last 15 at-bats but we need David's production to be there," Scioscia said. "That's important for us."
• Scioscia's next win would tie him with Whitey Herzog at 34th with 1,281 career wins.
• The Angels have won their last seven home series.
• Outfielder Brennan Boesch will be the only Angels prospect to represent the Pacific Coast League in the Triple-A All-Star Game, it was announced Thursday.
Boesch has played seven games with the Angels this season, hitting .231 in 13 at-bats. At Triple-A Salt Lake, Boesch has hit .335 with 12 home runs and 46 RBIs. The Pacific Coast League All-Stars will face the International League All-Stars on July 16 in Durham, N.C.