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  • Spring training: Arizona 5, Angels 2

    Spring training: Arizona 5, Angels 2
    Arizona 5, Angels 2 AT THE PLATE: Albert Pujols struck out looking at a sharp-breaking curve and grounded out to shortstop in two at-bats against Archie Bradley, Arizona's top pitching prospect, his spring average falling to .066. But Pujols drove in...
  • Move to opposite side of rubber nets results for Angels' Joe Blanton

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Could a little move make a big difference for pitcher Joe Blanton, who confounded the Angels and their fans by going 2-14 with a 6.04 earned run average and allowing 29 home runs last season? Manager Mike Scioscia hopes so....
  • Angels defeat White Sox, 8-6, in exhibition game

    Angels 8, Chicago White Sox 6 AT THE PLATE: After scoring a combined 24 runs in split-squad wins Wednesday, the bats remained hot, the Angels bunching five hits in a six-run second inning that included Erick Aybar's two-run double to left field and Kole...
  • 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...
  • Jered Weaver, Hank Conger pace Angels in 9-3 rout of Blue Jays

    Jered Weaver, Hank Conger pace Angels in 9-3 rout of Blue Jays
    For the first time in two years, the Angels are two games above .500. Jered Weaver won his fourth consecutive decision and Hank Conger drove in a career-high five runs to spark the Angels to a 9-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. The...
  • 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...
  • Angels demote Matt Shoemaker, call up Wade LeBlanc

    Matt Shoemaker lost his job in the Angels' starting rotation because the team played 13 innings on Saturday. That was the story line Sunday at Angel Stadium, where Wade LeBlanc had just been called up from triple-A Salt Lake and Shoemaker had been...
  • Angels rally to 4-3 win over Royals

    Angels rally to 4-3 win over Royals
    KEY MOMENT: The Royals led, 3-1, with two out in the seventh inning. The Angels had runners on second and third but, even with the open base, the Royals elected to pitch to Albert Pujols. Kelvin Herrera got two quick strikes, with Pujols late on a 99-...
  • Angels don't take a holiday in pursuit of first place

    Angels don't take a holiday in pursuit of first place
    At the traditional Memorial Day checkpoint, the Angels check out quite well. They have the third-best record in the American League, trailing only the Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics. The Angels are 1 1/2 games out of first place in the AL West,...
  • Erick Aybar hits a three-run homer in Angels' 7-5 win over Mariners

    Erick Aybar hits a three-run homer in Angels' 7-5 win over Mariners
    KEY MOMENT: With the Angels leading 6-2, Kevin Jepsen replaced starter Matt Shoemaker with runners on second and third and one out in the sixth. Jepsen got Michael Saunders, who hit a two-run homer in the fourth, to fly to the wall in left, a run scoring,...
  • Angels don't make the grade over A's in 9-5 loss

    The Angels and the American League West-leading Oakland Athletics opened a three-game series in the Oakland Coliseum on Friday night with 1 1/2 games separating the clubs. A big series? Perhaps. The A's are the two-time defending division champions, a...