Luis Sojo started at second base Sunday and made his first plate appearance since he was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Dan Gakeler on Thursday. He had a double in three at-bats.
Sojo watched a tape of the incident replayed on TV in the Angels' clubhouse before Sunday's game. Each time he saw it, he cringed.
"When I got hit I had a headache, and for a couple of hours at the hospital, but nothing now," he said. "But I feel good now. I have to go up there swinging. You can't worry that somebody's going to hit you. That happens once in a while."
Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela is to undergo another test to determine whether medication prescribed last week has eased the blood-flow problem to his heart. The Angels said the test is to be performed "early this week," but won't specify the day.
Junior Felix's strained right calf muscle was re-examined by Tiger medical director Dave Collon, who said the center fielder is progressing well enough to proceed with rehabilitation. . . . Dave Parker was caught trying to steal second base in the fourth inning, ending the Angels' stolen-base streak at a club-record 19. . . . Mark Eichhorn extended his streak to 162 batters without giving up a walk. . . . Shortstop Dick Schofield left Sunday's game in the 10th because of tightness in his right hamstring.