| 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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:03 PM
The cruelest month comes to an end Wednesday. The Angels are not buried.
That counts as progress in Anaheim, where the home team has punted the season because of a poor April in each of the last two seasons. On the last day of the month, the Angels have...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:08 PM
KEY MOMENT: David Freese’s single off Cleveland Indians reliever Marc Rzepczynski in the fifth inning, which scored Mike Trout and Albert Pujols to give the Angels a 5-1 lead on their way to a 7-1 victory and a sweep of their three-game series...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:30 PM
The Angels don't need Hector Santiago to anchor the rotation; that's the job of capable veterans Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson. They just can't afford for the left-hander to be an anchor in the rotation, a pitcher who weighs the staff down.
| Mar 1, 2014
| 5:13 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — The keepers of the gate for the Angels, the catching crew, play for the ultimate keeper of the gate.
All it takes to establish Manager Mike Scioscia is just that are Internet replays of his home-plate blocking when he was a...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 11:24 AM
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Temperatures are rising in the Phoenix area, but the Angels offense has cooled considerably since the team banged out 15 hits in a 15-3 win over the Chicago Cubs in their Cactus League opener on Feb. 28.
In eight exhibition games since,...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 4:05 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Kole Calhoun is having a little identity crisis.
"I've kind of had these weird baseball personalities," the Angels right fielder said. "Am I a leadoff guy? A power guy? A guy who steals bases? I don't know. I just want to play, and you...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Angels 12, Brewers 2
Angels 12, Rangers 1
AT THE PLATE: David Freese, who had one hit in his first 14 spring at-bats (.071), had three singles and two runs batted in against the Brewers. Albert Pujols, Kole Calhoun and Erick Aybar each had two hits,...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:30 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Chris Iannetta looked over to the dugout for the sign. The Angels catcher could see a hand with wiggling fingers, but he struggled to count the number of fingers.
"I couldn't tell between two and three," he said.
That is worrisome...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:45 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. -- It had been a calf injury that delayed Josh Hamilton's Cactus League debut until Monday. He singled for his first hit, then took off for second base.
For the Angels, that was as good a sign as any. The swing might not be there yet, but...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Angels 11, Giants 4
AT THE PLATE: Josh Hamilton doubled to left-center field in the fourth and hit a run-scoring double to right-center in the fifth to improve his spring average to .391 (nine for 23). J.B. Shuck, battling Collin Cowgill for a reserve...