| May 11, 2014
| 5:02 PM
As Mike Butcher walked to the mound, he had no reason to believe this visit would be any different from any of the hundreds he has made as the Angels' pitching coach.
He might offer a pitcher a suggestion, ask him how he feels, maybe just stall for a...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:58 PM
AT THE PLATE: Erick Aybar, who tweaked his stance last Monday so he is more upright in the box, had four hits and four runs. With 11 hits in 17 at-bats in four games, he has raised his average from .175 to .275. Howie Kendrick, who had three hits and...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 9:36 PM
KEY MOMENT: With the Angels trailing, 2-1, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton led off the sixth inning with singles, and Howie Kendrick, on his 31st birthday, lofted a run-scoring single to right-center, his third hit of the game. David Freese added a...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Mike Morin retired the side in order in the eighth inning, and Joe Smith threw a one-two-three ninth for his 14th save Saturday night, the Angels rolling to a 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers that gave them 18 wins in 22 games.
The Angels could get...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 1:29 AM
KEY MOMENT: Mike Trout doubled with one out in the bottom of the 16th inning and, after Albert Pujols grounded out to the pitcher and Josh Hamilton was intenionally walked, pinch-hitter Efren Navarro stroked reliever Dominic Leone's first pitch into...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 11:47 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Orioles center fielder Adam Jones wasn’t worried at all that participating in the All-Star Game Home Run Derby would mess with his swing in the second half of the season.
Jones said he seldom deviates from his swing-from-the-...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:33 PM
KEY MOMENT: With two outs in the sixth inning and the score tied, 2-2, All-Star center fielder Adam Jones went to bat for the Orioles. He had hit a two-run home run in the first inning against Matt Shoemaker and did it again this time. In 15 at-bats since...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 11:01 PM
Three left-handed pitchers in a row might have been an issue for the Angels last season. They were 18-26 against left-handers, and their .258 batting average against them was ninth in the American League in 2013.
So far, 2014 is a different story. After...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:57 PM
KEY MOMENT: With the bases loaded and one out in the third inning, Albert Pujols stroked a 1-and-2 pitch from Collin McHugh into left field for a two-run single to end a scoreless tie and give the Angels slugger 1,555 runs batted in, tying him with Willie...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 11:00 PM
KEY MOMENT: With the score tied, 2-2, and the bases loaded in the fifth inning, Josh Hamilton lofted a fly ball to shallow center that didn't appear deep enough to score Kole Calhoun from third. But when Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus made a flat-...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:43 PM
KEY MOMENT: Albert Pujols drove a ball inches over the center-field wall for a go-ahead, two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning. The ball tipped off the glove of center fielder Colby Rasmus. The home run was the 512th of Pujols' career,...