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  • Big finish propels Angels past Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Just when it appeared that Albert Pujols, Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels had done enough critical damage to the Houston's fading playoff hopes, they mounted another late-inning rally to push the Astros one step closer to elimination. Pujols stroked a game-tying single in..." September 25

  • Trout weighs in on MVP vote: I try to be the best every year

    Los Angeles Times "In this election season, Mike Trout has a simple platform. “I try to be the best player in the league every year,” he said. He has succeeded this year, again. Now comes the vote for most valuable player, and the annual debate over whether “best” and “most valuable” are the same thing. If..." September 25

  • Angels rally in ninth inning to defeat Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- While eight games remain in their regular season and their postseason aspirations are mathematically intact, the devastating, come-from-ahead loss the Astros suffered on Friday night felt like a fatality to their playoff legitimacy. C.J. Cron, whose throwing error in the sixth..." September 24

  • Nolasco, Pujols lead Angels past Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- It's easy to lose sight of the effectiveness with which Angels right-hander Ricky Nolasco has pitched of late, particularly given the lack of stakes facing Los Angeles down the home stretch. On Thursday night, the Houston Astros caught a glimpse. Nolasco continued his recent..." September 23

  • Angels bullpen slams door on Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jered Weaver reached a milestone, along with beating the Texas Rangers again. The 33-year-old right-hander picked up the 150th win of his career and the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Rangers 5-4 Wednesday night at Globe Life Park. Weaver joined Chuck Finley..." September 22

  • Mazara homers as Rangers beat Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nomar Mazara may not be the best rookie in the American League this season, but he's been pretty special for the Texas Rangers. Mazara added to what should be a solid Rookie-of-the-Year candidacy with his 20th home run to lead the Texas Rangers past the Los Angeles Angels..." September 21

  • Rangers rally in 9th to defeat Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Another case of walk-off heroics inched the Texas Rangers closer to the American League West title and a postseason berth. Ian Desmond drove in Elvis Andrus in the ninth inning Monday night to give the Rangers a 3-2, comeback win over the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life..." September 20

  • Nolasco pitches Angels past Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For Ricky Nolasco, the rest of his career begins with the final month of this season. Nolasco pitched six shutout innings to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday night at Angel Stadium. Nolasco (6-14) earned his second..." September 18

  • Meyer helps Angels blank Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The future for rookie Alex Meyer could lie in the past. Meyer combined with four relievers on a shutout as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 on Sunday at Angel Stadium. Meyer (1-3) scattered two hits and three walks in five shutout innings..." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Garrett Richards throws off a mound, providing a ray of light in Angels' gloomy season

    Los Angeles Times "Amid the rubble of a brutal 2016 season rose a sign of hope for the Angels on Saturday. It came three hours before a 6-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays, when Garrett Richards, who four months ago was “dead set” on having elbow ligament-replacement surgery that could have sidelined him for..." September 18

  • Pujols ties Bonds for 30-HR seasons, has 590 for career

    CBS Sports "On Saturday night, Albert Pujols hit the 590th home run of his career -- a deep shot off Francisco Liriano that moves him within 19 of tying Sammy Sosa for eighth place all-time. The sequence looked a little something like this Pujols' home run was notable for other reasons, too. You see, it..." September 18

  • Martin powers Blue Jays to win over Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With the Toronto Blue Jays needing a victory, Russell Martin took it upon himself to deliver. Martin hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs to lead the Blue Jays to a 7-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night at Angel Stadium. The victory enabled..." September 16

  • Angels' Tyler Skaggs has no structural damage in elbow ligament

    Los Angeles Times "A Wednesday MRI exam on Tyler Skaggs’ sore left arm showed that his ulnar collateral ligament remains intact. No structural damage was detected, and the diagnosis was a mild flexor-pronator strain, said Angels General Manager Billy Eppler. Skaggs will rest his arm for at least one week. Skaggs..." September 16

  • Cruz homer carries Mariners past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Amid the tension of pursuing a playoff spot, the Seattle Mariners are finding joy. Nelson Cruz hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning to give the Mariners a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night at Angel Stadium. Kyle Seager also hit a..." September 15

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • M's win seventh straight behind Walker's 3-hitter

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Behind Taijuan Walker's first career shutout and three homers, the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-0 for their season-high seventh consecutive win Tuesday. Walker (6-10) was sensational, allowing just three hits and striking out 11 to match a career high in..." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Martin carries Mariners past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For most of major league baseball, the playoffs will begin in three weeks. For the Seattle Mariners, they start this month. Leonys Martin tied a team record with three doubles, scored twice and finished 4-for-4 in the Seattle Mariners' 8-1 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on..." September 13

  • Angels' Andrelton Simmons: Dealing with hand contusion

    CBS Sports "Simmons, who was a late scratch Monday, is dealing with a right hand contusion." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Simmons homers twice as Angels edge Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- After not hitting a home run since April 27, Andrelton Simmons displayed his most productive use of power in three years on Sunday. Simmons hit two solo home runs to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers in front of 35,052 at Angel Stadium...." September 11

  • Scioscia supports Dodgers pulling Hill in perfect game bid

    Orange County Register "Mike Scioscia could empathize with the dilemma Dave Roberts faced on Saturday night. Roberts, the Dodgers manager, pulled Rich Hill after seven perfect innings, fearing that his nagging blister issue might become a problem if he continued to pitch. Roberts explained to reporters after the..." September 11

  • Shoemaker hospitalized after undergoing CT scan

    ESPN "Los Angeles Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker, who had emergency brain surgery on Sunday after taking a line drive off his head, was back in the hospital on Saturday. Angels general manager Billy Eppler said it was done as a precautionary measure after an MRI for swelling came back..." September 11

  • Beltre's blast lifts Rangers over Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Only two players in major league history -- George Brett and Carl Yastrzemski -- have hit more doubles against the Los Angeles-California-Anaheim Angels than Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre. So when Beltre ripped the ball toward left-center field with one out in..." September 10

  • A's eke out win over Angels

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Athletics second baseman Joey Wendle has gone from first major league hit, to first major league RBI, to first major league game-winning hit in a span of five days. There's no doubt in his mind which was the biggest. Wendle grounded a two-run single through a..." September 07

  • Rookie Cotton pitches A's past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Athletics rookie right-hander Jharel Cotton didn't have to wait long to get his first victory and first standing ovation in the major leagues. Cotton allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings in his big league debut, leading the Athletics to a 4-1 victory over the Los..." September 07

  • Angels Won’t Recall Tim Lincecum, Johnny Giavotella

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels do not plan to bring veteran righty Tim Lincecum back to the majors this year, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports (Twitter link). The same holds true for infielder Johnny Giavotella, he tweeted himself. Hopes were high in some quarters when Lincecum, the two-time former Cy Young..." September 07

  • Albert Pujols is still an easy Baseball Hall of Fame choice

    Sporting News "The years have not been kind to Albert Pujols, this much is certain. When he left the Cardinals following the 2011 season, Pujols owned a .328 career batting average and 445 home runs. Through his first 11 seasons, Pujols also had 64.3 Wins Above Average, third-best ever in that span per..." September 07

  • Elbow injury ends Nate Smith's hopes for reaching majors this season

    Orange County Register "Nate Smith's promising season won't end with a taste of the major leagues. Smith, the Angels' top pitching prospect, was diagnosed with left elbow tendinitis on Sunday, which means he will not be a part of the September roster expansion. The good news for Smith is that ultrasound and MRI..." September 05

  • Angels pick on wild A's starter, roll to win

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- One day after seeing his friend get hit in the head with a line drive, Mike Trout took one in the elbow in his first at-bat Monday. Only then did he realize how lucky he was. Trout brushed off the beaning with hits in his next three trips to the plate, the sixth..." September 05

  • Matt Shoemaker had emergency surgery last night to stop bleeding

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker suffered a skull fracture and a hematoma after being hit by a comebacker off the bat of Kyle Seager of the Mariners. He was admitted to a hospital in Seattle and saw a neurologist. He was awake and speaking, which seemed like a good sign." September 05

  • Shoemaker suffers fractured skull on comebacker

    Sporting News "Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker suffered a skull fracture and other injuries when he was hit in the head Sunday by a vicious comebacker off the bat of Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager. With the ball traveling 105 mph when it left Seager's bat in the second inning, Shoemaker was given..." September 05

  • Quick start propels Angels past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Albert Pujols may be 36 years old, and he may be battling a flare-up of his plantar fasciitis, but the future Hall of Famer just keeps producing. Pujols and Kole Calhoun each had two of the Angels' five home runs as Los Angeles piled up 15 hits to hammer the Seattle Mariners 10-3..." September 04

  • Angels' Shoemaker hit in head by line drive

    Yardbarker "Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker left Sunday's game against the Seattle Mariners after being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Kyle Seager. Shoemaker was pitching to Seager in the second inning when his 94-mph fastball was lined back up the middle. StatCast says the ball was hit back..." September 04

  • Angels overcome loss of Shoemaker to top Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Kyle Seager and his Seattle Mariners lost another baseball game on Sunday afternoon, but that was the least of the third baseman's concerns after as scary an incident as he's ever seen in a game. The 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels seemed to have less of importance after..." September 04

  • Cam Bedrosian To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

    Orange County Register "Cam Bedrosian will have season-ending surgery on Tuesday to address a blot clot in his right arm, adding to the long list of Angels pitchers whose seasons ended early for medical reasons. The surgery is not expected to impact Bedrosian next season, when he figures to be a prominent part of the..." September 04

  • Nine-run second propels Mariners past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Having escaped a car accident two nights earlier, Mike Trout approached his first at-bat Friday in typical fashion. The Los Angeles Angels star delivered a three-run homer on the first pitch that he saw. If only he could have finished the same way. Trout's final at-bat, during..." September 03

  • Angels slugger Albert Pujols is slowed by plantar fasciitis ... again

    Los Angeles Times "A combined 51 homers and 187 runs batted in were on the Angels bench for Wednesday’s 3-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Neither Mike Trout nor Albert Pujols were in the lineup as Angels right-hander Ricky Nolasco, taking full advantage of the shadows of a late afternoon start, pitched a four-hit..." September 03

  • Mike Trout's place in history is already greater than you think

    Yardbarker "For all intents and purposes, it has been generally established that Mike Trout is the top player in baseball today. He has hit the perennial MVP candidate zone, due to the fact that he has never played a full season and finished lower than second in the race for the trophy. He has made the..." September 03

  • Trout swerved to avoid car, hit another in highway collision

    Orange County Register "Angel outfielder Mike Trout swerved, but still hit another vehicle that had slowed to a stop on the southbound 55 freeway Wednesday night, and that Chevrolet was pushed into another car, says a California Highway Patrol report released Thursday. Trout’s Mercedes Benz struck the left, rear side..." September 01

  • Mike Trout Crash 'ALCOHOL NOT A FACTOR' ... Cops Say

    TMZ "Mike Trout was NOT drunk when he slammed his black Mercedes-Benz into a Chevy late Wednesday night ... officials tell TMZ Sports. We spoke with Officer Olivera of the California Highway Patrol who tells us ... responding officers say Trout did not show ANY signs of intoxication at the scene of..." September 01

  • Mets acquire reliever Fernando Salas from the Angels

    Hardball Talk "The Mets announced the club acquired reliever Fernando Salas from the Angels in exchange for minor league pitcher Erik Manoah. Salas, 31, has a 4.47 ERA with a 45/19 K/BB ratio in 56 1/3 innings of relief. The right-hander is eligible to become a free agent after the season." September 01

  • Angels' Mike Trout uninjured after car crash on 55 freeway in Santa Ana

    Orange County Register "Angels star outfielder Mike Trout was involved in an auto crash and was uninjured Wednesday night on the 55 freeway. The Orange County Fire Authority responded to a pair of separate but related crashes each involving two vehicles at 8:50 p.m. in the southbound lane of the 55 freeway at McFadden..." September 01

  • Cron's 2 homers pace Angels in win vs. Reds

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- C.J. Cron is serving notice to the rest of the major leagues that the Los Angeles Angels' power extends beyond Mike Trout and Albert Pujols. Cron hit two home runs and drove in three runs to lead the Angels to a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night in front of..." August 31

  • Angels' Nolasco shuts out Reds

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- When the Los Angeles Angels acquired Ricky Nolasco from the Minnesota Twins on Aug. 1, it was apparent the two teams were playing a game of "hot potato" with the veteran right-hander. The Angels gave up one of their best pitchers, left-hander Hector Santiago, in exchange..." August 31

  • Skip Bayless Says He's Sure Tim Tebow WILL PLAY Pro Baseball

    TMZ "Skip Bayless is ALL IN on Tim Tebow's baseball career ... saying what he saw at Timmy's private workout on Tuesday has him convinced the ex-QB's chances of playing pro ball are about 100%. You might've heard (how could you not) Tim showed his stuff to 27 major league teams in L.A. Tuesday......" August 31

  • “Mixed reviews” for Tebow’s baseball workout

    Pro Football Talk "The headline at says Tim Tebow “shows off power” at his baseball workout (i.e., one-man fantasy camp). The article paints a more sobering view of his prospects. Jerry Crasnick of writes that Tebow drew “mixed reviews” at the workout, which scouts from 28 teams attended. He..." August 31

  • Angels hammer Reds 9-2

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels celebrated their most successful road trip of the season by taking extended batting practice Monday night. In the process, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols continued to amass more historic accomplishments. Trout, C.J. Cron and Jefry Marte each had..." August 30

  • Mike Trout is better than ever. So why aren't enough people paying attention?

    SI "Baseball's best player is trending toward being an all-time great, but he has not resonated with the general public the way the previous generation's superstars have. Angels centerfielder Mike Trout has no peers in baseball today. He is, by one measure, the best young hitter born in almost..." August 30

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