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Joe Smith (baseball)

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  • Trade gives Angels bullpen All-Star company in Huston Street

    Trade gives Angels bullpen All-Star company in Huston Street
    A bullpen that went from being a glaring weakness in April and May to a strength in June and July received a huge shot in the arm Friday night when the Angels acquired All-Star closer Huston Street in six-player trade with the San Diego Padres. The...
  • It takes 16 innings before Angels beat Mariners, 3-2

    It takes 16 innings before Angels beat Mariners, 3-2
    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...
  • Angels improve bullpen before beating Mariners, 3-2, in 16 innings

    Angels improve bullpen before beating Mariners, 3-2, in 16 innings
    It would be a stretch to say that Friday night’s acquisition of closer Huston Street in a six-player trade with the San Diego Padres filled a critical need for the Angels. Not after eight relievers combined to throw 10 scoreless innings in a 3-2,...
  • New Angel Huston Street a short reliever with long-term aspirations

    New Angel Huston Street a short reliever with long-term aspirations
    New Angels closer Huston Street is in the final year of a five-year, $36-million contract that includes a $7-million team option for next season, but he does not view himself as a temporary solution for a club that has had trouble locking down the ninth...
  • David Freese is key in the Angels' 5-2 victory over the Astros

     David Freese is key in the Angels' 5-2 victory over the Astros
    KEY MOMENT: With the score tied 2-2 in the fourth inning, David Freese doubled home two runs to give the Angels the lead for good. Freese batted .155 in his first 20 games with the Angels but is batting .289 since then, including .368 over his last 11...
  • Mike Trout saves the Angels with walk-off home run against Astros

    Mike Trout saves the Angels with walk-off home run against Astros
    KEY MOMENT: Mike Trout led off the ninth inning with the game tied at six. With the count at 0-2, he hit a slider over the wall near the waterfall for a 7-6 win, sending the Angels home with a walk-off victory on the Fourth of July. It was the club's 24th...
  • Angels overcome injury to Jered Weaver, beat Blue Jays, 5-2

    Angels overcome injury to Jered Weaver, beat Blue Jays, 5-2
    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-...
  • Angels can hear Oakland's call to arms, but will they answer it?

    The Oakland Athletics made their intentions clear last week when they bolstered an already stout rotation by trading for Chicago Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija and right-hander Jason Hammel. The best team in baseball won't be satisfied with a third straight...
  • Garrett Richards has great outing in Angels' 3-0 win over Texas

    Garrett Richards has great outing in Angels' 3-0 win over Texas
    KEY MOMENT: Garrett Richards was snubbed in the All-Star selection process, and the right-hander said he took the mound with a chip on his shoulder. It showed — he allowed five hits in seven shutout innings, struck out eight and walked two to...
  • Angels acquire Jason Grilli from Pirates for Ernesto Frieri

    The Angels swapped their demoted closer for another on Friday, acquiring Jason Grilli from the Pittsburgh Pirates for Ernesto Frieri. Grilli, 38, was a first-time All-Star last season, but he has a 4.87 earned-run average this season. He has blown...
  • Angels trade struggling Ernesto Frieri for struggling Jason Grilli

    The Angels need help for their bullpen. On Friday, they acquired a guy who was an All-Star closer last season. Whether the Angels actually got any help for their bullpen remains to be seen. The Angels swapped one demoted closer for another, sending...