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Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Angels.2536671553.57
AL West Division2nd2nd2nd1st
American League 7th10th8th1st

Notes, Quotes

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--1B Kendrys Morales will have a second surgery on his left ankle on May 26 in Vail, Colo. -- almost one year to the day after he fractured that ankle while celebrating a walk-off grand slam against the Mariners (May 29, 2010). Recovery time is estimated at a minimum of six months depending on how extensive the procedure becomes. Dr. Thomas Clanton will perform the operation.

--SS Erick Aybar had a walk but no hits in five plate appearances Monday. That snapped a career-high 13-game hitting streak for Aybar. He is still batting .343 (35-for-102) over his past 14 games.

--3B Alberto Callaspo was 2-for-5 with an RBI in Monday's loss. That extended his hitting streak to eight games. Callaspo is batting .394 (13-for-33) during the streak with 11 RBI in his past 11 games.

--RHP Joel Pineiro held the A's to three runs in seven innings Monday and left with the lead. Pineiro was in line to record his 100th career win until the bullpen blew the lead in the ninth inning and lost the game in the 10th. Pineiro has a 1.90 ERA (10 earned runs in 47 1/3 innings) in his past seven starts stretching back to last season but is 2-0 with five no-decisions in that time.

--RHP Fernando Rodney walked back-to-back batters with one out in the 10th inning Monday, then threw a wild pitch. He took the loss when the game-winning run scored on a fielder's choice. Rodney has allowed runs in six of his past 10 appearances and has allowed 17 baserunners (12 hits, four walks and a hit batter) in his past 7 1/3 innings.

BY THE NUMBERS
10 -- Home runs for the Angels in their past 23 games.

QUOTE TO NOTE
"He's probably not going to hit .300, but he shouldn't hit .200 either." -- Manager Mike Scioscia, on offensively challenged C Jeff Mathis, who is batting .195.

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