| Aug 16, 2014
| 9:55 PM
The Oakland Athletics have some company atop the American League West.
Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick hit solo home runs, Matt Shoemaker allowed two runs and four hits in 5 2/3innings to earn his 11th win, and Joe Smith and Huston Street provided...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 7:20 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Angels were 62-2 when leading after eight innings before closer Huston Street gave up four consecutive singles in the bottom of the ninth inning, Mike Carp tying the score with a run-scoring single to center field and Adam Rosales giving...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:28 PM
Closer Huston Street and setup man Joe Smith were not available Monday night after pitching in three straight games at Texas, but there was no real concern, no sense of impending doom, in the Angels bullpen or dugout.
"The bullpen is so deep right now...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:29 PM
AT THE PLATE: Josh Hamilton was back in the cleanup spot after a two-game “mental break” from a slump in which he hit .132 (five for 38) with 18 strikeouts in his previous 10 games. He flied to deep center in the first, was hit by a pitch in...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 8:26 AM
KEY MOMENT: The Angels erased a 3-1 deficit with five runs in the fifth inning, Erick Aybar's single, Chris Iannetta's walk and Efren Navarro's single loading the bases. Kole Calhoun walked to force in a run, and Mike Trout's bloop dropped in front of...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto stressed the importance of sticking to "our model" as the reason he won't pursue high-end free-agent pitching in the wake of an elbow injury that will sideline left-hander Tyler Skaggs through 2015.
Though it took...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:35 PM
KEY MOMENT: With the bases loaded in the sixth inning and the Angels trailing by a run, Howie Kendrick blooped a two-run single to right field for a 3-2 lead, and Brennan Boesch followed with an RBI fielder's choice for a 4-2 lead.
AT THE PLATE: The...
| Aug 14, 2014
By Joe Haakenson, The Sports Xchange
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The sixth inning was a charm for the Los Angeles Angels for the second night in a row.
One night after scoring seven runs in the sixth in a win over the Philadelphia Phillies, the Angels...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:11 PM
There are plenty of baseball slang terms for the hit that pushed the Angels toward a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night at Angel Stadium, none of them very manly or flattering — dying quail, jam shot, blooper, lawn dart,...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Joe Smith was asked last week if he knew how long it had been since he'd given up a run. The Angels' setup man responded by plugging his index fingers into his ears and walking away.
He wasn't being rude. The sidearm-throwing right-hander really didn'...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:57 PM
The Angels, figuring they can never have too much of a good thing, added more bullpen depth Thursday by acquiring triple-A reliever Vinnie Pestano from the Cleveland Indians for Class-A pitcher Michael Clevinger, a fourth-round pick in 2011.