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  • Angels slugger Albert Pujols leaves game because of hamstring cramp

    Angels slugger Albert Pujols leaves game because of hamstring cramp
    A three-run double by Angels first baseman Albert Pujols in the third inning of Monday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners came with a price. The Angels slugger clutched at his left hamstring as he ran between first base and second, and he...
  • Angels clinch a playoff berth, but two injuries take the edge off

    Angels clinch a playoff berth, but two injuries take the edge off
    There is no rain in sight, but at least one lengthy Southern California drought has come to an end. The Angels are going to the playoffs for the first time since 2009, their postseason berth clinched with an 8-1 thrashing of the Seattle Mariners on Monday...
  • Josh Hamilton, Albert Pujols both in Angels lineup Tuesday night

    Josh Hamilton, Albert Pujols both in Angels lineup Tuesday night
    There were two somewhat surprising names in the Angels' lineup for Tuesday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners, first baseman Albert Pujols in the third spot and designated hitter Josh Hamilton in the sixth spot. Pujols was pulled from...
  • Angels relievers Kevin Jepsen, Sean Burnett not on parallel comeback tracks

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- A pair of key Angels relievers returned to the club for the first time since their season-ending injuries last summer, one clearly on track to start the regular season and the other one a little iffy. Right-hander Kevin Jepsen said...
  • Jim Fregosi was a great teacher, even for a sportswriter

    The news that Jim Fregosi died today brought sadness. He was one of the franchise’s first stars, a catalyst in the 1970 chase for the American League West championship. He got the franchise that banner nearly a decade later, when he managed the...
  • Dodgers and Diamondbacks to test each other as Cactus League opens

    Dodgers and Diamondbacks to test each other as Cactus League opens
    As the Cactus League opens for play Wednesday, the most immediate story line is not difficult to determine: Is there really a rivalry between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks? The Dodgers won the National League West. The Diamondbacks complained...
  • Spring-training primer: Key questions for Dodgers, Angels and others

    Spring-training primer: Key questions for Dodgers, Angels and others
    Everyone expects the Dodgers to win. They did last year, and they just put up $215 million for Clayton Kershaw, to better their chance to win for many years to come. No one expects the Angels to win. They sat out the playoffs last year — for the...
  • Sean Burnett likes role as Angels' top left-handed reliever

    Sean Burnett likes role as Angels' top left-handed reliever
    TEMPE, Ariz. — As kids, Sean Burnett and Prince Fielder were teammates on a travel ball team in Florida. The team was called The Juice, and packed with 11- and 12-year-olds. Rickie Weeks played second base. Chet Lemon, the former major league...
  • Yasiel Puig impresses Torii Hunter, could draw more praise this week

    The men who play baseball are fans of the sport too. The MLB Network is the default setting for every clubhouse television. When veterans hear about The Next Big Thing, well, they would rather not take the word of a talking head. They prefer to see with...
  • The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

    Jim Peltz ranks Major League Baseball's 30 teams. Last week’s rankings are in parentheses, Statistics are through Friday’s games. 1. OAKLAND: The A’s have baseball’s best winning percentage (.624) and have won seven of their last...
  • Red-hot Angels complete four-game sweep of Rangers

    Red-hot Angels complete four-game sweep of Rangers
    The home of the Texas Rangers hasn't been very hospitable toward the Angels, and not just because of the stifling heat and humidity that can be suffocating at times. The Angels lost their last eight games here in 2013, four in walk-off fashion, three on...