Angels manager Mike Scioscia already has dropped left fielder Mike Trout to the No. 2 spot in the batting order.

Might it be time for Scioscia to make a similar adjustment with right fielder Josh Hamilton?

The Angels are starting to roll, coming off their first sweep of the season against the Tigers. But on Sunday, the Angels’ No. 3 hitter, Albert Pujols, again received multiple intentional walks in front of Hamilton, who is batting .176 with a .570 OPS.

The Rangers issued three such walks to Pujols on April 6. The Tigers did it twice on Sunday – including with none on and two outs in the 12th inning, when Pujols represented the winning run.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland avoided Pujols to go left-left with reliever Phil Coke against Hamilton. Hamilton lined out, falling to 1-for-19 against left-handers this season. His career OPS against lefties is .796, compared to .955 against righties.

The Angels won the game, 4-3, on a walk-off home run by Mark Trumbo in the 13th inning. But it will be interesting to see whether Scioscia adjusts the middle of his order at some point, hitting Hamilton third and Pujols fourth rather than going right-left-right with Pujols, Hamilton and Trumbo.

Pujols wouldn’t necessarily squawk – 84.1 percent of his 6,982 career at-bats have been as a No. 3 hitter, but 12.9 percent were as a No. 4. The switch possibly could help Hamilton get going, enabling him to see better pitches in front of Pujols and behind Trout.

Earlier this season, when Trout was hitting leadoff, the Angels discussed internally the idea of hitting Hamilton second, between Trout and Pujols – a move that effectively would have accomplished the same thing as hitting Hamilton third now.