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OF Mike Trout did more damage to Seattle pitching with his first-inning home run on Saturday night. Trout, who returned from a hamstring injury the previous day, went 1-for-5 and is now hitting .386 (22 of 57) with two home runs and 10 RBIs against the Mariners this season.

OF Collin Cowgill was back with the Angels and in uniform Saturday night, three days after being optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake. Cowgill begins his second stint with L.A. after being acquired from the Mets in June. He hit .298 in 25 games with the Angels this season.

OF Collin Cowgill was back with the Angels and in uniform Saturday night, three days after being optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake. Cowgill begins his second stint with L.A. after being acquired from the Mets in June. He hit .298 in 25 games with the Angels this season.

RF Kole Calhoun hit his first career triple on Saturday night and it came at a pretty good time. With the Angels clinging to a 3-1 lead in the eighth inning, Calhoun drove in Mark Trumbo from first base with a liner into the left-center field gap. Calhoun then came in to score on a Chris Nelson single as the Angels opened a four-run lead on the way to a 5-1 win.

RHP Kevin Jepsen could be out for the season after an emergency appendectomy in Seattle on Saturday. Jepsen, 29, was placed on the 15-day disabled list and is expected to miss four to six weeks. Manager Mike Scioscia said before Saturday's game against the Mariners that Jepsen might not pitch again this year. He went 1-3 with a 4.50 ERA in 45 appearances this season.

RHP Jared Weaver has had a feast-or-famine season, and lately he has been begging for table scraps. He is 0-2 with a 10.64 ERA in his past two starts after going 4-0 with a 1.49 ERA in his previous five. He'll be looking to get back on track on Sunday afternoon when Weaver is scheduled to start for the Angels in a game at Seattle.

LHP Jason Vargas beat the Mariners, his former team, for the second time in his past four starts on Saturday night. Vargas allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings, continually pitching his way out of trouble during the Angels' 5-1 win. He gave up eight hits and struck out five.