| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:58 PM
The leadoff spot in the Angels' batting order has been a case of musical chairs this season.
But the latest player atop the lineup, hot-hitting second baseman Howie Kendrick, has given the Angels the spark they needed.
Batting first for the second...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Angels 14, Mets 2
TURNING POINT: Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez hit consecutive home runs in the first inning against Bartolo Colon, the first time the Angels have done that since July 27, 2009. Trout's went into the top of the trees beyond...
| 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 1, 2014
| 5:45 PM
In his first game as the Angels' new closer, Joe Smith pitched the ninth inning with a three-run lead. In his second game, he pitched the ninth with a two-run lead.
Pressure? He laughed at the thought. In five years as the setup man for the Cleveland...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:24 PM
KEY MOMENT: With two outs in the top of the sixth, Prince Fielder hit a ground ball to shortstop that probably would have ended the inning if the Angels hadn't shifted their infield slightly toward the right side. Shortstop Erick Aybar made a diving...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Angels third baseman David Freese was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of a small fracture on the middle finger of his right hand, an injury that set off a flurry of roster moves before Saturday night’s game against the Texas...
| May 3, 2014
| 10:03 PM
KEY MOMENT: First baseman C.J. Cron, called up from triple A on Saturday, capped a three-hit night in his major league debut with a two-out, broken-bat, run-scoring single to left field against reliever Shawn Tolleson to break a 3-3 tie in the bottom of...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Angels 3, Cincinnati Reds 1
AT THE PLATE: Veteran first baseman Carlos Pena continued to make his case for a bench spot, stroking a two-out, pinch-hit, run-scoring single to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning. Pena has hits in each of his...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:44 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Angels farm director Bobby Scales has a nickname for players like Matt Long, a 26-year-old outfielder who does several things well but not well enough to be tabbed a sure-fire major league prospect.
"I call them Novocain guys,"...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Padres 4, Angels 2
AT THE PLATE: J.B. Shuck, who is competing with Collin Cowgill and Matt Long for a reserve outfield spot, tripled and scored in the first inning and singled in the third and eighth innings. Grant Green hit a sacrifice fly in the first...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:59 PM
ANGELS 7, ROYALS 3
AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout had two hits, raising his Cactus League batting average to .409. Raul Ibanez went hitless in three at-bats, lowering his average to .194. Kole Calhoun and Chris Iannetta each hit home runs.
ON THE MOUND: C....