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Ernesto Frieri

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  • Angels beat Twins, 6-4, on strong outing by Jered Weaver

    KEY MOMENT: A five-run cushion in the ninth was almost not enough for deposed closer Ernesto Frieri. The Twins loaded the bases with two outs on a single and two walks. Joe Smith gave up a three-run double to Joe Mauer to make it 6-4 and raise Frieri's...
  • Angels acquire Jason Grilli from Pirates for Ernesto Frieri

    The Angels swapped their demoted closer for another on Friday, acquiring Jason Grilli from the Pittsburgh Pirates for Ernesto Frieri. Grilli, 38, was a first-time All-Star last season, but he has a 4.87 earned-run average this season. He has blown...
  • Angels trade struggling Ernesto Frieri for struggling Jason Grilli

    The Angels need help for their bullpen. On Friday, they acquired a guy who was an All-Star closer last season. Whether the Angels actually got any help for their bullpen remains to be seen. The Angels swapped one demoted closer for another, sending...
  • David Freese leads Angels past Royals, 6-2

    David Freese leads Angels past Royals, 6-2
    KEY MOMENT: The Angels nursed a 2-0 lead through a four-hour rain delay, but David Freese gave them two more runs in the sixth inning. He had three hits — tying his high with the Angels — and drove in three runs. His batting average rose to...
  • Angels pitchers show promise in 6-2 win over Royals

    Jason Grilli awoke at 4 a.m. He had slept two hours. He was in Pittsburgh. The Angels were in Kansas City. They needed him for a day game, so he caught a cab at 5 a.m., took a 7 a.m. flight through Chicago, and got to the ballpark here at about noon....
  • 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...
  • Around MLB

    American League Central Division White Sox: Parity helps White Sox remain contender despite 28th-ranked fielding, 26th-ranked pitching entering weekend. Indians: Lonnie Chisenhall hits three homers, drives in nine runs and goes 5-for-5 vs. Rangers....
  • It's a lucky 13th for the Angels against Atlanta

    It's a lucky 13th for the Angels against Atlanta
    Dino Ebel was looking forward to filling in for Manager Mike Scioscia on Saturday night, a rare opportunity for the Angels bench coach to call the shots in a game against the Atlanta Braves in Turner Field. "It's fun when you get a chance to have the...
  • Angels take a step backward in 7-3 loss to Atlanta

    Angels take a step backward in 7-3 loss to Atlanta
    There are long stretches of a season when a manager feels like that little Dutch boy who puts his finger in the dike. Just when you think one leak is sealed, another springs up. Despite a 7-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves in Turner Field on Sunday night,...
  • Rain denies Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker a complete game but not win

    Rain denies Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker a complete game but not win
    Matt Shoemaker was robbed of a chance to pitch his first complete game in the big leagues Tuesday night, but it was Mother Nature, not Manager Mike Scioscia, who gave the Angels right-hander the hook. Shoemaker threw 94 pitches over eight innings,...