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American League West

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  • Angels send Hank Conger to Astros, get a reliever from Rays

    Angels send Hank Conger to Astros, get a reliever from Rays
    Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto checked two items off his off-season to-do list Wednesday, acquiring a veteran left-handed reliever and the type of young, cost-controlled starting pitcher he covets. Within two hours of trading backup catcher Hank...
  • Faith, family, community keep Angels' Albert Pujols grounded

    Faith, family, community keep Angels' Albert Pujols grounded
    After a Sunday morning filled with hitting, fielding, throwing and base-running drills at Albert Pujols' baseball camp, dozens of kids gathered around home plate at Orange High for a brief chat and question-and-answer session with the Angels first...
  • Matt Williams, Buck Showalter are managers of year in MLB

    Matt Williams, who led the Washington Nationals to the best record in the National League in his first season as a manager, and Buck Showalter, who led the Baltimore Orioles to their first division championship since 1997, were honored Tuesday as managers...
  • Trout, Kershaw land Major League Baseball MVP awards in a sweep

    Angels outfielder Mike Trout was a unanimous winner of the American League Most Valuable Player Award, and Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw claimed National League honors in an LA sweep on Thursday. The 23-year-old Trout broke through after back-to-back...
  • Trout, Kershaw Named Baseball MVPs

    After two near-misses, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named the American League Most Valuable Player Thursday. The National League winner was pitcher Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers, who won the Cy Young Award Wednesday. Trout was a...
  • Orioles and Royals fans have long-suffering history in common

    Orioles and Royals fans have long-suffering history in common
    Cal Ripken Jr. remembers well the pleasures of playing in Kansas City the last time the Royals were contenders — the smart, respectful fans who adored their team but would also applaud an opponent's standout catch. "Playing in Kansas City was a...
  • Angels starter C.J. Wilson's night is over quickly

    Angels starter C.J. Wilson's night is over quickly
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — C.J. Wilson gave up a pair of one-out singles in the first inning Sunday night before striking out cleanup batter Eric Hosmer on three pitches. He walked Billy Butler to load the bases, and Vinnie Pestano started warming up in the...
  • Royals make things extra tough for Angels with 4-1 win in Game 2

    Royals make things extra tough for Angels with 4-1 win in Game 2
    The Angels rallied in the wake of a season-ending injury to their best pitcher, Garrett Richards, in August and got so hot they turned a four-game American League West deficit on Aug.10 into a runaway division title. They toiled through a six-month...
  • From glory to heartache and back, Orioles and Royals have traveled similar roads to ALCS

    From glory to heartache and back, Orioles and Royals have traveled similar roads to ALCS
    Cal Ripken Jr. remembers well the pleasures of playing in Kansas City the last time the Royals were contenders — the smart, respectful fans who adored their team but would also applaud an opponent's standout catch. "Playing in Kansas City was a...
  • Angels learn that regular-season success doesn't carry over

    Angels learn that regular-season success doesn't carry over
    Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout worked their way around the perimeter of the spacious visiting clubhouse in Kauffman Stadium on Sunday night, exchanging hugs with teammates and coaches. It was so quiet in the wake of Kansas City's three-game American League...
  • Angels swept out of postseason in 8-3 loss to Royals

    Angels swept out of postseason in 8-3 loss to Royals
    At the end, some Angels lingered on the top step of the dugout as the rain fell and the Royals hugged on the mound. The official end of the Angels’ 2014 season was a Mike Trout strikeout, but they were done much earlier than that. They were...