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  • Angels' season so far is a matter of perspective

    An ugly first inning that featured two Angels errors, one on a routine fly ball that dropped when Mike Trout and Collin Cowgill collided in right-center field, and two walks led to an unsightly 9-2 loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday night. The...
  • Back end of Angels bullpen creates another unhappy ending in 3-2 loss

    Back end of Angels bullpen creates another unhappy ending in 3-2 loss
    NEW YORK — A potential make-or-break trip to Detroit, Washington and New York did not make or break the Angels, whose slip-through-the-fingers 3-2 loss in Yankee Stadium on Sunday night left them with a 4-5 record on the challenging nine-game swing....
  • Things are going better for Angels this April

    Things are going better for Angels this April
    The cruelest month comes to an end Wednesday. The Angels are not buried. That counts as progress in Anaheim, where the home team has punted the season because of a poor April in each of the last two seasons. On the last day of the month, the Angels have...
  • Brian Moran's injury could lead Angels to open with all-RHP bullpen

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Could the Angels open the season without a left-hander in the bullpen? That is one of the possibilities they are considering in the wake of an elbow injury to Brian Moran, the left-hander selected by the Angels in the Rule 5 draft...
  • 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...
  • Despite Angels' star presence, season-ticket sales are down

     Despite Angels' star presence, season-ticket sales are down
    PHOENIX — The Los Angeles market is star-driven, at least according to conventional wisdom. In Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, the Angels have three of the biggest stars in baseball. Yet the Angels' season-ticket sales are down...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Angels fall, 8-2, are swept by Mariners

    Angels fall, 8-2, are swept by Mariners
    Josh Hamilton nearly scolded a reporter for asking if, in light of the Angels' brutal Aprils of 2012 and 2013, there was concern that a "here-we-go-again" mentality could creep into the clubhouse with another sluggish start. "We haven't thought about...
  • Jim Fregosi dies at 71; first star player in Angels history

    Jim Fregosi dies at 71; first star player in Angels history
    Jim Fregosi, the first star player in Angels franchise history and the manager who guided them to their first American League West championship in 1979, died early Friday in a Miami hospital after suffering a stroke in the Cayman Islands. He was 71. His...