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Joe Smith (baseball)

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  • 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?

    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' Kevin Jepsen wants extended stay in back of bullpen

    Angels' Kevin Jepsen wants extended stay in back of bullpen
    Middle relievers are the offensive linemen of baseball, guys who toil in relative anonymity until something goes wrong, like a holding penalty on a key fourth-quarter play or a seventh-inning meltdown that turns a one-run game into a blowout loss. "I...
  • Angels slide past Twins, 8-6

    Angels slide past Twins, 8-6
    KEY MOMENT: With the Angels leading, 7-6, Kevin Jepsen allowed a leadoff double to Danny Santana and walked Brian Dozier to open the seventh. But Howie Kendrick turned a nifty double play when he backhanded Joe Mauer's grounder, stepped on second,...
  • Kevin Jepsen lets Howie Kendrick turn key double play in Angels' win

    Kevin Jepsen lets Howie Kendrick turn key double play in Angels' win
    The natural instinct for a pitcher on a grounder up the middle is to lunge for the ball with your glove, stop it with your foot, do anything to knock it down. Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen fought that urge in the seventh inning Tuesday night, and it led to...
  • Much-maligned Angels bullpen provides relief in win over Twins

    Much-maligned Angels bullpen provides relief in win over Twins
    The Angels bullpen had taken a pounding in the previous eight games, allowing 17 earned runs in 21 2/3 innings and blowing four saves. Relievers entered Tuesday night with an 11-8 record, 4.49 earned run average and an American League-high 12 blown saves....
  • Angels beat Twins, 6-4, on strong outing by Jered Weaver

    Angels beat Twins, 6-4, on strong outing by Jered Weaver
    KEY MOMENT: A five-run cushion in the ninth was almost not enough for deposed closer Ernesto Frieri. The Twins loaded the bases with two outs on a single and two walks. Joe Smith gave up a three-run double to Joe Mauer to make it 6-4 and raise Frieri's...
  • Angels acquire Jason Grilli from Pirates for Ernesto Frieri

    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

    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...