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  • Angels closer Joe Smith sidelined by tightness in right side

    Angels closer Joe Smith sidelined by tightness in right side
    Joe Smith did throw up in the bullpen Monday night, but that wasn’t the reason the Angels closer did not pitch the ninth inning of a 4-1 victory over the New York Yankees. Smith said he induced the vomiting after an energy bar he ate did not sit...
  • Angels can't hold back Yankees in 4-3 loss

    Angels can't hold back Yankees in 4-3 loss
    KEY MOMENT: No. 9 hitter Brian Roberts, who entered with a .239 average, no home runs and four runs batted in, drove a knee-high fastball from Angels reliever Ernesto Frieri over the right-field wall in the top of the ninth for the Yankees' game-winning...
  • Angels get no relief in 4-3 loss to New York Yankees

    Ernesto Frieri isn’t quite ready to regain the closing role he relinquished to Joe Smith in late April, not after the Angels right-hander gave up a two-out, ninth-inning home run to No. 9 batter Brian Roberts that lifted the New York Yankees to a 4-...
  • Angels shake up staff, take it to Blue Jays in ninth

    The Angels will score. They have scored more runs than all but four teams in the major leagues, and that is with Josh Hamilton on the disabled list and a black hole at third base. The Angels will go as far as their pitching takes them. On Friday, they...
  • Angels score in ninth to beat Blue Jays, 4-3

    Angels score in ninth to beat Blue Jays, 4-3
    KEY MOMENT: The Blue Jays twice walked Albert Pujols intentionally to get to Raul Ibanez, and both times the Angels scored — in the seventh inning, when Ibanez walked to load the bases and Howie Kendrick followed with an RBI walk, and in the ninth,...
  • Angels hold off Blue Jays in the ninth for 5-3 victory

    Angels 5, Blue Jays 3 KEY MOMENT: What looked like a comfortable victory turned into a nail-biter for the Angels. They led, 5-1, after eight innings, but the Blue Jays started the ninth with three consecutive singles, bringing the tying run to the plate...
  • Angels getting push from young players

    Angels getting push from young players
    The Angels do not catch your fancy as a young team, Mike Trout notwithstanding. With Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton as the sluggers, Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson as the rotation anchors, Joe Smith and Ernesto Frieri as the closers, and Howie Kendrick...
  • 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?

    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...