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Angels report: Notes, quotes

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--LHP Trevor Reckling, who is in Class AA, has been invited to play for Team USA in the Baseball World Cup, Sept. 9-27 in Europe. The 20-year-old Reckling (one of the Angels' top-ranked prospects) is 8-6 with a 2.90 ERA in Class AA after starting this season in Class A. He is one of 23 players selected for the international competition.

--Chuck Finley and Brian Downing were inducted into the Angels' Hall of Fame before Thursday's game. The ceremony was originally scheduled for April 9 but was postponed when that game was rescheduled following the death of Nick Adenhart. Finley holds the club record for wins with 165 as an Angel. Downing and Finley bring the total in the Angels Hall of Fame to eight (along with Rod Carew, Jim Fregosi, Nolan Ryan, Bobby Grich, Don Baylor and Jimmie Reese).

--DH Vladimir Guerrero's single in the fifth inning Wednesday was his 1,000th hit for the Angels. He is the eighth player to get 1,000 hits for the franchise. Chone Figgins reached that mark earlier this month. The other six are Garret Anderson (2,368), Tim Salmon (1,674), Brian Downing (1,588), Darin Erstad (1,505), Jim Fregosi (1,408) and Bobby Grich (1,103).

9 -- .300 hitters in the Angels' lineup at the end of their game in Cleveland on August 19. The first time that has happened at least 100 games into a season since the Tigers on Sept. 9, 1934.

"I get to sit a lot now." -- Vladimir Guerrero, through an interpreter, on his role as DH.

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