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  • 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...
  • Parity provides hope along with mediocrity

     Parity provides hope along with mediocrity
    MINNEAPOLIS — Parity has been one of the biggest stories of baseball's first half, with almost everyone still in the wild-card hunt. "Parity is good," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said recently. "More people are in it. Hope is always good."...
  • Angels slide past Twins, 8-6

    Angels slide past Twins, 8-6
    KEY MOMENT: With the Angels leading, 7-6, Kevin Jepsen allowed a leadoff double to Danny Santana and walked Brian Dozier to open the seventh. But Howie Kendrick turned a nifty double play when he backhanded Joe Mauer's grounder, stepped on second,...
  • Kevin Jepsen lets Howie Kendrick turn key double play in Angels' win

    The natural instinct for a pitcher on a grounder up the middle is to lunge for the ball with your glove, stop it with your foot, do anything to knock it down. Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen fought that urge in the seventh inning Tuesday night, and it led to...
  • Angels' Albert Pujols remains focused and gets results

    Angels' Albert Pujols remains focused and gets results
    The word "slump" exists for Albert Pujols, and the Angels slugger will occasionally drop it into conversation, but that doesn't mean he puts much stock into it. "I don't believe in slumps," Pujols said. "I think that's something people have created to...
  • Garrett Richards doesn't get caught in jam this time for Angels

    The Angels were four batters into a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday when Garrett Richards put them in a three-run hole by walking two and giving up a three-run home run to Jose Abreu. The Richards of 2012 or 2013 may have...
  • Joe Smith double dips in Angels' doubleheader sweep of White Sox

    Joe Smith double dips in Angels' doubleheader sweep of White Sox
    Sidearm-throwing Joe Smith is not your prototypical closer, a guy “who comes in throwing 97 miles per hour with a nasty breaking ball,” as Manager Mike Scioscia said. The Angels don’t care as long as Smith continues to do what he did...
  • Angels' Matt Shoemaker takes baby steps in recovery from injury

    Matt Shoemaker said he was feeling better Wednesday than he did Tuesday, “which is good,” the Angels' right-handed pitcher said. But it’s far too early to gauge how Shoemaker is recovering from a mild left oblique strain, a rib-cage...
  • It's quite the turnaround for Angels and General Manager Jerry Dipoto

    It's quite the turnaround for Angels and General Manager Jerry Dipoto
    In every week of spring training, from every corner of the Angels clubhouse, the mantra was the same: We can't afford another slow start. We can't bury ourselves for the third consecutive April. Three weeks into the season, the Angels had fallen five...
  • Angels defeat Mariners, 5-0; clinch AL West title

    Angels defeat Mariners, 5-0; clinch AL West title
    When the Angels were in Boston in August, several players asked veteran infielder John McDonald to bring the World Series ring he won with the Red Sox last season from his home in Scituate, Mass., to Fenway Park. They wanted to see it, to touch it, to...