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  • Garrett Richards expected out 6-9 months with knee injury

    Angels pitcher Garrett Richards has a tear in the patellar tendon in his left knee. The extent of his injury was determined after an MRI Thursday in Los Angeles. Richards will undergo surgery, which the Angels said would take place next week. He is...
  • There's a lot of brains behind the scenes of the Oakland Athletics

    The Oakland Athletics have the second-best record in baseball, have been in first place in the American League West for all but four days since April 12, and are chasing their third straight division title. Yet, some hardcore baseball fans would have...
  • Garrett Richards' injury means Angels need to win AL West

    Garrett Richards' injury means Angels need to win AL West
    There should not have been a sense of urgency surrounding this weekend's series between the Angels and Oakland Athletics. The Angels have the best record in the major leagues. The A's have the second-best record. The teams might joust over the...
  • Angels' Shoemaker One-Hits Red Sox In Shutout Win

    Matt Shoemaker flirted with a no-hitter and the Angels one-hit the Red Sox, 2-0, to complete a rare sweep in Boston. After plunking the first batter he faced, Shoemaker (12-4) retired 20 straight before Will Middlebrooks broke up the no-hit bid with a...
  • Angels lose some ground in Oakland

    Angels lose some ground in Oakland
    Mike Scioscia was fully aware of both the calendar and the consequences Friday when his Angels opened a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics. The lead in the American League West was hanging in the balance with five weeks left in the season....
  • Angels allow A's to pull even

    Angels allow A's to pull even
    It took the Angels more than three years to climb alone to the top of the American League West, a summit they had last reached in May 2011. But they needed only six days to lose their footing and slip back into a first-place tie with the Oakland...
  • Marlins notes: Latest Hechavarria defensive gem among his best

    The Marlins lost to the Rockies late Saturday in 13 innings. It would have been 12 if not for Adeiny Hechavarria. With two out and runners at the corners, Justin Morneau hit a pop into short left-center. With Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna both...
  • Angels feel no pressure to match Athletics' moves

    The Oakland Athletics picked up a new player Sunday. And they may add another by Tuesday. But don't expect the Angels to cover those moves with trades of their own. "You have to make sure you tend your own garden," General Manager Jerry Dipoto said....
  • Angels cruise past A's, 9-4, sit alone atop AL West

    Angels cruise past A's, 9-4, sit alone atop AL West
    Angels Manager Mike Scioscia says he doesn't pay much attention to the standings during August. "The division lead is important after the last game of the season,"  he said. "The standings are a distraction right now. "Maybe in about two or three...
  • Huge AL West lead allows Angels to rest Huston Street, Josh Hamilton

    Huge AL West lead allows Angels to rest Huston Street, Josh Hamilton
    The Angels enter Thursday night’s series finale against the Texas Rangers with a 9 1/2-game lead over Oakland in the American League West, and that cushion has allowed them to play it safe with closer Huston Street, who will not be available for a...
  • Angels, Dodgers making playoff plans

    Barring a major collapse by either team, the Dodgers and Angels will open the playoffs in their respective league divisional series, with the Angels beginning play Thursday, Oct. 2, and the Dodgers beginning their postseason the next day. As a result...