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  • Angels' acquisition of closer was Street smart

    The closer didn't close Monday night. Didn't need to. The new guy on the Angels roster, who has made the Angels roster a much better one, got a rare restful night at Dodger Stadium, thanks to Garrett Richards' dazzling, complete-game five-hitter....
  • Angels are doing well but haven't hit full stride yet

    Angels are doing well but haven't hit full stride yet
    The Angels have the second-best record in the majors, having started Tuesday 23 games over .500 for the first time in five seasons. So just imagine how good they would be if they started playing up to their capabilities. Just look at the numbers:...
  • 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...
  • Wade LeBlanc gives Angels chance in game few thought they could win

    Wade LeBlanc gives Angels chance in game few thought they could win
    Amid the disappointment of a 3-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night, the Angels may have gained a badly needed starting pitcher. Informed Thursday morning that he would start in place of ace Jered Weaver, veteran left-hander Wade LeBlanc...
  • Jered Weaver wins 17th game as Angels top Astros, 5-2

    Jered Weaver wins 17th game as Angels top Astros, 5-2
    The Angels' lineup has been the story of their winning streak, which has now reached double digits. But with each pitch that ducked out of the zone at just the right moment Saturday night, with each strike that darted suddenly to catch a corner, Jered...
  • Angels' Matt Shoemaker has rib-cage strain, will miss next start

    Angels' Matt Shoemaker has rib-cage strain, will miss next start
    Matt Shoemaker was diagnosed Tuesday with a mild strain of his left oblique, a rib-cage injury that will force the Angels right-hander to miss his next start and could threaten his availability for the playoffs. Shoemaker, when asked whether he will...
  • Angels' Matt Shoemaker to bypass one start because of oblique strain

    The Angels have thrived in the wake of season-ending injuries to pitchers Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs, moving to the brink of the American League West title despite Tuesday night's 13-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Oakland lost to Texas, reducing...
  • Angels' Albert Pujols falls homer short of cycle in 8-1 win over Texas

    Albert Pujols is a nine-time All-Star who has won three most valuable player awards and two World Series championships, and last weekend he became the 16th player in major league history to amass 2,500 hits, 1,500 runs batted in and 500 homers. But...
  • Angels beat Texas Rangers, 7-3, for eighth win in a row

    Angels beat Texas Rangers, 7-3, for eighth win in a row
    KEY MOMENT: Mike Morin entered with the bases loaded and two outs in the fifth inning and got Elvis Andrus to ground back to the mound on his first pitch, preserving a 4-1 Angels lead. AT THE PLATE: Erick Aybar hit a two-run homer to right in the second,...
  • Angels hot on playoff trail after winning again in Texas

    What a long, strange — and wildly successful — trip it's been for the Angels, who closed a grueling 10-game swing through Houston, Minnesota, Cleveland and Texas with eight straight wins, including Thursday night's 7-3 victory over the Rangers...
  • Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher has a hot staff, is off hot seat

    The criticism of Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher last season was every bit as fierce as that of former hitting coach Mickey Hatcher in the weeks and months leading up to Hatcher's firing in May 2012. The 2013 rotation, which included two of the worst...