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ON THE MOUND: Angels left-hander Jose Alvarez replaced struggling starter Drew Rucinski with two outs in the third and retired seven straight batters, three by strikeout, but he was rocked for four runs and three hits in the sixth. Martinez (2-0) allowed no earned runs and five hits in seven innings. Relievers Mike Morin,
ON THE SHELF: Kole Calhoun (right calf tightness) did not start for the third straight game, and the right fielder won't start again until Friday or Saturday at the earliest. "It's moving in the right direction," Manager Mike Scioscia said, "but we don't want to take a chance of setting him back a few weeks when it could be just a couple of days here."