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Joe Smith (baseball)

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  • Freeway Series: Angels 6, Dodgers 0

    Freeway Series: Angels 6, Dodgers 0
    AT THE PLATE: One pitch after being brushed back by Pedro Baez's high-and-tight, 96-mph fastball in the fifth inning, Angels slugger Albert Pujols lined a grand slam over the left-center-field wall, his fifth homer of the spring. The Angels loaded the...
  • Spring training: Oakland 13, Angels 10

    Spring training: Oakland 13, Angels 10
    Oakland 13, Angels 10 AT THE PLATE: Collin Cowgill and Kole Calhoun hit home runs, Mike Trout doubled, and David Freese hit a two-run home run to deep center field in a four-run third inning, which ended Athletics left-hander Barry Zito's scoreless...
  • Angels fall to Mariners, 5-3, in spring game

    Angels fall to Mariners, 5-3, in spring game
    Seattle 5, Angels 3 AT THE PLATE: Matt Joyce snapped Seattle right-hander Taijuan Walker's 19-inning spring scoreless streak with a long solo homer to center field in the second, giving the Angels left fielder eight hits, including two homers and two...
  • Spring training: Arizona 7, Angels 2

    Spring training: Arizona 7, Angels 2
    AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout singled twice and walked and is now batting .477 (21 for 44) with three homers, two triples, two doubles, 13 runs batted in and 15 runs. Roberto Baldoquin, the 20-year-old Cuban infielder who signed for $8 million in January, made...
  • C.J. Cron has two hits and go-ahead sacrifice fly in Angels' exhibition win

    C.J. Cron has two hits and go-ahead sacrifice fly in Angels' exhibition win
    Angels 4, Cleveland 3 AT THE PLATE: C.J. Cron, who is batting .396 (19 for 48) this spring, doubled, singled and capped a two-run seventh inning with a tie-breaking sacrifice fly to center field. Grant Green sparked the rally with a bunt single and...
  • Spring training: Angels 3, Giants 2

    Spring training: Angels 3, Giants 2
    AT THE PLATE: After starting his regulars in back-to-back games, Manager Mike Scioscia gave most of them Saturday off, going with a lineup of bench players and minor leaguers instead. And one of them, third baseman Kyle Kubitza, drove home the winning run...
  • Jered Weaver struck out five as Angels beat Texas Rangers, 5-3

    Jered Weaver struck out five as Angels beat Texas Rangers, 5-3
    Angels 5, Texas Rangers 3 AT THE PLATE: Catcher Chris Iannetta highlighted a four-run fourth inning with his first home run of the spring, a towering two-run shot to left field off Rangers starter Lisalverto Bonilla. He also singled in the second....
  • Angels' Joe Smith threw baseball's best pitch — in 2010

    Angels' Joe Smith threw baseball's best pitch — in 2010
    Angels reliever Joe Smith was stunned to learn that a 24-year-old from Biola University chose a 93-mph fastball Smith threw for Cleveland in 2010 as the single finest pitch of the last seven years. "No kidding?" Smith said when informed of the...
  • Angels' C.J. Wilson to miss scheduled start because of knee injury

    Angels' C.J. Wilson to miss scheduled start because of knee injury
    Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson has been scratched from Thursday’s Cactus League start against the Chicago Cubs because of a left-knee injury that is not believed to be serious. Left-hander Sean Newcomb, the team’s first-round draft pick in 2014,...
  • Mike Morin hopes to fill seventh-inning reliever spot with Angels

    Mike Morin hopes to fill seventh-inning reliever spot with Angels
    The seventh-inning relief role held by Kevin Jepsen last season is up for grabs, and Angels right-hander Mike Morin plans to seize it. "Once Jeppy got traded to Tampa Bay," Morin said before Monday's workout, "that was my goal." Morin, 23, had a...
  • Angels' Joe Smith is not nearly as common as his name

    Angels' Joe Smith is not nearly as common as his name
    If anybody could get lost in the celebrity of being a major league baseball player, it is Angels pitcher Joe Smith. His name is the ultimate in common. If you were looking for personal brand identification in this age of look-at-me-ism, you could do...