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OC Register: Justin Upton has been swinging a hot bat for the Angels

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ANAHEIM — Although it’s convenient to suggest that Justin Upton’s game-winning hit against the Baltimore Orioles last week shook something loose that sparked his hot streak, Upton said it’s just a coincidence.

“I was already starting to see the ball a little better,” he said on Thursday. “That’s the name of the game. If you can see it, you can hit it.”

When Upton came to the plate in the bottom of the ninth on May 1, he had five hits in his previous 44 at-bats, including three strikeouts earlier in that game.

Starting with that game-winning single, Upton went 11 for 31 with four homers. One of those was a Saturday homer off Seattle closer Felix Diaz, who suffered his first blown save of the season.

“When you are able to time guys up, that means your timing is in a good place,” Upton said. “It’s just a matter of getting a good pitch, and that night I got a good pitch.”

“The game slows down for you, honestly,” Upton said. “It was kind of getting sped up. When things speed up, you don’t see the ball very well and it can cause some issues.”


Keynan Middleton (elbow inflammation) was activated from the disabled list. It’s unclear whether he’ll immediately return to the role as Mike Scioscia’s preferred closer. …

Jabari Blash was optioned back to Triple-A to create a spot for Middleton. That also meant that Kole Calhoun returned to the lineup after missing four straight games. Scioscia said the slumping Calhoun had productive workouts during his break: “He feels good in the cage. He feels good in BP. Just carrying it into the game is the next progression.” …

Blake Wood (elbow impingement) said he threw his first bullpen session since going on the disabled list on Wednesday, and he’s scheduled for another on Friday. Scioscia said the reports were positive, and Wood could soon be headed for a rehab assignment. …

The Angels named Class-A outfielder Brandon Marsh, who hit .299 with an .855 OPS in April, as their minor league player of the month. Double-A left-hander Jose Suarez (2.49 ERA, 36 strikeouts in 21-2/3 innings) as the pitcher of the month. Triple-A infielder David Fletcher was the defender of the month.

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