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  • Role players help Angels get past Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3

    Role players help Angels get past Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3
    KEY MOMENT: With the score tied, 2-2, in the sixth, Angels Manager Mike Scioscia gave Luis Jimenez, a .167-hitting third baseman who was recalled from triple A on Monday, the green light on a 3-and-0 pitch from Phillies ace Cliff Lee. Jimenez ripped a...
  • Ernesto Frieri probably won't be Angels' closer against Yankees

    Ernesto Frieri probably won't be Angels' closer against Yankees
    NEW YORK — The alarming rate with which he was giving up home runs was not a huge concern for Angels closer Ernesto Frieri earlier this week. "It's going to sound stupid, but if I save 60 games, and every time, I give up a run, I'd take it,...
  • Ernesto Frieri out as Angels closer; Joe Smith will pitch 9th inning

    Ernesto Frieri out as Angels closer; Joe Smith will pitch 9th inning
    NEW YORK -- Ernesto Frieri is out as the Angels' closer for now. Manager Mike Scioscia, as expected, said veteran right-hander Joe Smith will assume the ninth-inning relief role beginning with Friday night’s game against the New York Yankees, and...
  • Letters: Will Lakers own up to mistakes?

    Letters: Will Lakers own up to mistakes?
    Jim Buss says he will resign in three or four years [April 20] if the Lakers are not back on top because that will mean he has failed. Dude, you have already failed both the team and its fans by your evident lack of leadership, so why must we wait so long...
  • Closing is not a problem as Angels rout Yankees

    Closing is not a problem as Angels rout Yankees
    NEW YORK — The Angels did not require the services of a closer Friday night. An offense that administered a rare beatdown of starter Hiroki Kuroda and pounded reliever Bruce Billings into submission in a 13-1 shellacking of the New York Yankees...
  • Angels' Kevin Jepsen wants extended stay in back of bullpen

    Angels' Kevin Jepsen wants extended stay in back of bullpen
    Middle relievers are the offensive linemen of baseball, guys who toil in relative anonymity until something goes wrong, like a holding penalty on a key fourth-quarter play or a seventh-inning meltdown that turns a one-run game into a blowout loss. "I...
  • 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

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

    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

    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

    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...