Scioscia said the Angels are sticking with right-handed reliever Scott Downs as their closer, although there will be times where he is used earlier in games to set up Ernesto Frieri for the ninth, like Friday, when the Angels scored three runs in the ninth and eliminated the save situation. "It's not so much matching Scott up as it is matching the other guys up to game situations, and that's what will move around a little bit," Scioscia said. "But if we get to the ninth inning, there's no doubt that Scott is our primary guy." Padres: MRI on Darnell shows no damage
After being placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday, outfielder James Darnell received some good news on Saturday: The MRI on his surgically repaired left shoulder showed no structural damage to his labrum. The result of Darnell's MRI was some rare positive injury news for the Padres, who have a Major League-high 13 players on the DL after outfielder Mark Kotsay was put on the shelf Saturday with a lower back injury. Worth noting
The winner of Sunday's finale will own the all-time series lead between these two clubs. Following San Diego's win Saturday, the series is tied 12-12.