--1B Kendrys Morales' one-year anniversary of the incident when he broke his ankle during a home-plate celebration of his walk-off grand slam against the Mariners was Sunday. Morales has not played since and recently had his second surgery on that ankle.
In 203 games as a full-time player before his injury, Morales batted .302 with 115 runs scored, 48 doubles, 45 home runs and 147 RBI. In 165 games since his injury, the Angels have started 10 different players at first base. Those players have combined to bat .245 with 77 runs scored, 35 doubles, 26 home runs and 82 RBI in 165 games. The Angels were 83-82 in those games.
--OF Vernon Wells has stepped up his workouts and is now running the curve of the basepaths on the outfield grass at nearly full speed. Wells has been out since May 9 with a groin injury. He will begin taking batting practice in the next couple days and could go on a rehab assignment within the next week.
--LHP Scott Kazmir was scheduled to make his second rehab start with Class AAA Salt Lake (Salt Lake City) on Sunday night. Kazmir lasted just 1 2/3 innings in his first start Tuesday, allowing six runs on two hits, four walks and a hit batter while throwing 50 pitches (only 24 strikes). Kazmir has been on the DL (ostensibly with back stiffness) since early April after making just one start for the Angels -- in which he lasted just 1 2/3 innings.
--RHP Dan Haren snapped a seven-start winless streak by getting a victory Sunday. Haren allowed a season-high 10 hits but only three runs in six-plus innings. Haren was 0-3 with four no-decisions in his previous seven starts. The Angels scored a total of 10 runs while he was in those games.
BY THE NUMBERS
22 -- One-run games for the Angels through Sunday. They are 9-13 in those games.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"I've been a repeat offender on a couple of those." -- Angels 1B Russell Branyan on playing for 10 teams (the Indians and Brewers multiple times) during his 14-year career.
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