Michael Cuddyer expected back Friday
Cuddyer is recovering from an inflamed disk in his neck, but should be in the starting lineup Friday against the Giants.
Mark Trumbo records three-hit night
Trumbo doubled and singled twice as he went 3 for 4 with a run scored. He's batting .280.
The 27-year-old Trumbo has hit in seven straight games with five doubles, a homer and two RBI over that span. He's up to 10 homers and 29 RBI on the year with 25 runs scored.
Erick Aybar has RBI single
Aybar, who is hitting .260, had an RBI single in the third inning and added a walk.
Brandon Maurer roughed up in Anaheim
C.J. Wilson Ks 10 in eight innings
Tom Wilhelmsen gets some work
Wilhelmsen walked a batter in an otherwise perfect inning. He threw 12 pitches, five for strikes, and his ERA 0.45. Wilhelmsen blew his first save Monday at Cleveland but has allowed one earned run over 20 innings with 15 Ks. He has 11 saves.
DJ LeMahieu looking at increased playing time
With Josh Rutledge's demotion to Triple-A Wednesday,
LeMahieu has started four of seven games since being called up May 16, and he is hitting .412 with two extra-base hits and two RBI in 17 at-bats. He will likely be the full-time starter at second base with Rutledge gone.
Josh Rutledge heading down to Triple-A
With Michael Cuddyer returning from the disabled list Friday, the
Rutledge is batting .242 with a .655 on-base percentage. He has yet to play in Triple-A after making the jump from Double-A last season. DJ LeMahieu is expected to take Rutledge's place in the starting lineup.
Rutledge has five home runs and 13 RBI in 43 games.
Fernando Salas to see specialist Thursday
Rafael Soriano settles down
Soriano needed 17 pitches for a perfect 10th inning, a night after he blew a save chance. He retired all three batters he faced on fly balls for his 13th save of the season.
Soriano has 13 saves in 16 opportunities with a 3.00 ERA in 21 innings.