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  • Astros keep rolling vs. Angels

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Astros manager A.J. Hinch played the role of soothsayer when he strolled to the mound in the ninth inning on Friday night and removed Lance McCullers, informing his starter that any temporary disappointment would soon yield to pride when victory was in hand. McCullers carried a..." July 23

  • Marte homer helps Angels dump Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Watching the Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers the past three days, it was unclear which team was in last place and which team was in first. The Angels -- in last or tied for last in the American League West every day since June 23 -- came away with a 7-4 victory..." July 21

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • Pujols' two homers power Angels past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Albert Pujols may be getting older and slower, but he can still take a punch. The Los Angeles Angels designated hitter took a 92-mph fastball off the face in the seventh inning, went down momentarily but quickly got back up. Then he convinced Angels manager Mike Scioscia..." July 20

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • Trout, Choi go deep as Angels top Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mike Trout's latest exploit enabled the Los Angeles Angels to frustrate the plans of one of the American League West's contenders. Trout's three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning capped a four-run rally that gave the Angels a 9-5 victory over the Texas..." July 19

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Shoemaker, Angels shut out White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM -- In the middle of his third full major-league season, right-hander Matt Shoemaker attained a pivotal career achievement that extended beyond statistics. Shoemaker pitched a six-hit shutout to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday..." July 17

  • Santiago goes seven sterling innings in Angels' shutout

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The way Geovany Soto tells it, playing catcher is easy when a pitcher throws a game like Hector Santiago did on Friday night. Santiago threw seven scoreless innings to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night at Angel..." July 16

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • Mike Trout doesn't believe David Ortiz will retire

    NESN "Since his announcement last fall, David Ortiz has made one thing very clear to everyone who asks: He’s absolutely retiring at the end of this season. The Boston Red Sox’s legendary DH has been peppered with “Are you sure?” questions all season long thanks to the incredible numbers he’s putting..." July 12

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • Angels' Huston Street: Leaves game Sunday

    CBS Sports "Street left the game on Sunday (hamstring) after being examined by the team trainer twice, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports." July 10

  • Tillman, Davis, Hardy power Orioles past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles have dominated teams at home this season, where their powerful lineup takes full advantage of the hitter-friendly confines of Camden Yards. The Orioles also have leaned heavily on right-hander Chris Tillman to anchor a rotation that has been largely..." July 10

  • Escobar profanely declines to speak with media after ejection

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels infielder Yunel Escobar wasn't interested in speaking with the media following his ejection from Sunday's first-half finale at Camden Yards, where the 33-year-old was tossed in the seventh for arguing a check-swing call while scribbling home plate into the infield dirt. "F---..." July 10

  • Brandon Marsh agrees to deal with Angels, at last

    Halos Heaven "The Los Angeles Angels are reputable for having a poor farm system, and the hopes and dreams of bolstering it were fulfilled as they inked Brandon Marsh to a contract after there was tension in negotiations. On June 29th, there was a report by SB Nation's Chris Cotillo that Marsh's camp and the..." July 09

  • Schoop's RBI single lifts Orioles past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles got a little help from both the Los Angeles Angels and Jonathan Schoop to stretch out their lead in the American League East on Saturday. Schoop lined a tiebreaking RBI single to center in the eighth inning after Joe Smith's balk tied the game an inning..." July 09

  • A Trump presidency raises concerns among Major League Baseball players

    USA Today "As part of its All-Star Week celebration in San Diego, Major League Baseball will dedicate a new sporting complex in neighboring Tijuana on Monday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred in attendance. It’s a continuation of MLB’s efforts to expand its foothold in Mexico, which began with Manfred’s trip to..." July 09

  • C.J. Cron To DL With Broken Hand

    MLB Trade Rumors "Angels first baseman/DH C.J. Cron is headed to the DL after being diagnosed with a fractured left hand, as Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports on Twitter. Cron suffered the injury on a hit-by-pitch. Ji-Man Choi will be recalled to take Cron’s roster spot, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange..." July 09

  • Nava helps Angels down O's, extend streak

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Daniel Nava was looking to give his team a boost as the Los Angeles Angels look for some much-needed momentum heading into the All-Star break. The left fielder came up big with both his bat and glove. Nava had a pair of RBIs and leaping grab to rob Manny Machado of a homer,..." July 08

  • David Huff Signs With KBO’s LG Twins

    MLB Trade Rumors "Left-hander David Huff has signed a contract with the LG Twins of the Korea Baseball Organization, the team announced (Korean link to Naver Sports; hat tip to Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net). Huff’s base salary with his new club is $550K, per the announcement. The 31-year-old Huff made a pair of..." July 08

  • Angels' Santiago shuts down struggling Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Mike Scioscia says the Los Angeles Angels won't be able to get back to where they want to be until they have consistent, reliable starting pitching. Thursday's gem from Hector Santiago is the kind of outing for which they are looking. Santiago (6-4) threw seven..." July 07

  • Home Run Derby contestants announced

    SB Nation "The 2016 Home Run Derby contestants were announced on Thursday evening, and the eight participants in Monday's power display include the host team's lone All-Star as well as the major league leader in home runs. ESPN will televise the Home Run Derby on Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET live from..." July 07

  • 2016 MLB Trade Deadline: The best options at each position who could be traded

    CBS Sports "With the August 1 trade deadline less than four weeks away, this is as good of a time as any to start defining the market. There are numerous ways to do that, but we've settled on an old-timey, pure basebally approach: constructing a team -- or most of one -- using players who seem to have a great..." July 07

  • Angels race past Rays for rare winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jered Weaver is four years removed from being an All-Star and a 20-game winner, but he showed some of his old form Wednesday night. Weaver allowed one run and four hits in six innings as the Los Angeles Angels cruised to a 7-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays...." July 06

  • Fans trash All-Star jerseys after 1st TV appearance

    The Score "When the jerseys for this year's All-Star weekend were revealed back in April, the initial public reception was quiet. However, after they were worn on television for the first time by players on Tuesday, fans are beginning to speak up on the brown and mustard get-ups, and the feedback hasn't..." July 06

  • C.J. Wilson to undergo shoulder surgery, likely ending his Angels career

    CBS Sports "The Angels beat up on the Rays Tuesday night (LAA 13, TB 5), but overall, they are in the middle of an extremely disappointing season. The Halos are in last place in the AL West at 34-50, 11 1/2 games out of a postseason spot. That's with yet another superhuman season by Mike Trout. On Tuesday,..." July 06

  • Here are your 2016 All-Stars for the American and National Leagues

    Hardball Talk "The 2016 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Padres at Pecto Park on July 12. Your starters were just announced on a special selection show on ESPN. American League Starters C – Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals 1B – Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals 2B – Jose Altuve, Houston..." July 06

  • Red-hot Cron leads Angels to win at Tampa

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- After only one home run in all of June, C.J. Cron has found his bat, with two home runs Tuesday in a 13-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, giving him five home runs in 13 RBIs in five July games. "C.J. is hot right now," Angels manager Mike Scioscia..." July 05

  • These under-the-radar players deserve to be MLB All-Stars

    USA Today "Unless a late voting surge changed the direction of All-Star Game balloting, the Chicago Cubs will have an overwhelming presence at the July 12 showcase in San Diego, with as many as five of the eight elected National League starters possibly coming from the NL Central leaders. And that doesn’t..." July 05

  • Moore pitches Rays to win over Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- If Matt Moore has been a reliable starting pitcher in a difficult month for the Tampa Bay Rays, the bullpen has been reliably bad, giving up runs in 17 of the previous 18 games -- including 16 losses -- before Monday. Moore had a strong start and the bullpen followed..." July 04

  • Frustrated Angels pound Red Sox 21-2

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- A holiday fireworks display visible out past right field during Saturday night's game had nothing on the Los Angeles Angels. The last-place Angels took out weeks of frustration with an all-out assault on Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox bullpen in a 21-2 rout of the struggling Boston..." July 03

  • O'Sullivan helps Red Sox beat Angels

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Eighty games in, the Boston Red Sox had already proven themselves to be an elite offense. They reminded everyone of that in their 81st on Sunday. Boston scored 10 runs and pounded out 16 hits to bounce back from an unsightly 21-2 loss the night before in a 10-5 victory over..." July 03

  • Trout proposes to girlfriend with skywriting message

    MLB.com "What do you do for a proposal when you're one of the game's most gifted stars? You can't do the ballpark proposal -- that sort of thing is reserved for fans ... mostly. As was revealed Saturday on social media, Angels star Mike Trout recently proposed to his girlfriend, Jess, using a method..." July 03

  • Farrell 'embarrassed' by dreadful loss to Angels

    The Score "Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell couldn't have anticipated his club playing so poorly against the lowly Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, but after they were drubbed by the AL West's worst team 21-2, the skipper was incredibly outspoken about his team's performance. "We're embarrassed by..." July 03

  • Questionable call saves Red Sox's win over Angels

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- After stumbling through a 10-16 June, the Boston Red Sox started July by dodging a major bullet on Friday night. Actually, two of them. An inning after Koji Uehara's glove-shovel to the plate on a safety squeeze kept the tying run from scoring, a call involving a fan in the..." July 02

  • Farrell: Red Sox 'caught a break' on controversial double

    The Score "The Boston Red Sox got lucky Friday night at Fenway Park. Just ask them. Though a fan sitting by the Pesky Pole reached out and grabbed a ball in play that might've allowed Mike Trout to plate the tying run in the top of the ninth, the umpires deemed it a ground-rule double free of fan..." July 02

  • Andrew Heaney To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

    Los Angeles Times "The Angels announced left-hander Andrew Heaney will undergo Tommy John surgery Friday in Los Angeles. The decision was made after his second checkup, Monday, on the progress of a stem-cell injection he received eight weeks ago. He will miss the remaining half of this season, and, likely, all of..." July 01

  • Correa (4 RBIs) continues to torment Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Carlos Correa is just beginning his major league career, but he's already found a team he can pick on. Correa drove in four runs and recorded a home run and double among three hits, leading the Houston Astros to a 7-1 victory over the reeling Los Angeles Angels on..." June 29

  • Altuve helps Astros complete sweep of Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Usually when the crowd at Angel Stadium is chanting "MVP! MVP!" it is for Mike Trout. On Wednesday afternoon, the chant -- even if it came from just a handful of fans -- was for Jose Altuve. Altuve finished a homer short of the cycle, and the Houston Astros completed a..." June 29

  • New bill aims to make minor leaguers exempt from OT pay

    The Comeback "Congress has introduced a bill which aims to make life a lot tougher for Minor League Baseball players. The Save America’s Pastime Act would amend the Fair Labor Standard Act to make MiLB players not subject to laws that protect hourly-rated employees. Basically, they don’t want Minor League..." June 29

  • Despite Angels' poor start, GM says Mike Scioscia's job is not in jeopardy

    Los Angeles Times "he Angels were 17 ½ games back in the American League West with four starting pitchers still on the shelf and a .206 hitter in the cleanup spot Tuesday night, grim realities for a team that hasn’t hit the halfway point of the season and is already far out of contention. But a first half filled..." June 29

  • Astros score twice in ninth to down Angels 4-2

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It is a game like the one Monday between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels that clearly reflects the direction each team is going. Both teams pitched well, hit the ball hard and played good defense, but when the final out was made, it was the Astros who came out on..." June 28

  • Surgery still uncertain for Richards, Heaney

    MLB.com "Garrett Richards' partially torn ulnar collateral ligament showed "progressive healing" in a followup MRI, while Andrew Heaney's "did not show the progressive healing that would've been optimal," Angels general manager Billy Eppler relayed to reporters on Monday afternoon. As to whether the..." June 28

  • Angels' Tyler Skaggs: Rehab moved to Class-A Inland Empire

    CBS Sports "Skaggs (biceps) has had his rehab moved from extended spring training to Class-A Inland Empire, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports." June 28

  • Angels' C.J. Wilson: Going for second opinion on shoulder

    CBS Sports "Wilson is slated for a second opinion on his injured shoulder, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports." June 28

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