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John McDonald

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  • Should John McDonald start for Angels until David Freese returns?

    With David Freese on the disabled list, the Angels have settled on a third-base platoon of John McDonald against left-handers and Ian Stewart against right-handers. Stewart is hitless in his last 22 at-bats, matching the longest hitless streak of his...
  • Angels hold off Blue Jays in the ninth for 5-3 victory

    Angels 5, Blue Jays 3 KEY MOMENT: What looked like a comfortable victory turned into a nail-biter for the Angels. They led, 5-1, after eight innings, but the Blue Jays started the ninth with three consecutive singles, bringing the tying run to the plate...
  • Angels lack timely hits in loss to Toronto Blue Jays

     Angels lack timely hits in loss to Toronto Blue Jays
    KEY MOMENTS: Three of them, the three times Albert Pujols batted with men in scoring position. He made an out each time, stranding five runners in all. Pujols leads the Angels with 26 runs batted in, but he is batting .182 with men in scoring position. He...
  • Derek Jeter's last trip to Anaheim doesn't start well

    Derek Jeter's last trip to Anaheim doesn't start well
    Derek Jeter will do the large-group media interviews, he'll accept the lovely parting gifts, but please, the iconic New York Yankees shortstop requested before his last regular-season series in Angel Stadium, do not call this his "Farewell Tour." "I...
  • Angels walk away with 4-1 win over Yankees

    KEY MOMENT: Angels starter Jered Weaver escaped a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the eighth by striking out Brett Gardner with an 88-mph fastball and getting Derek Jeter to ground into a 4-6-3 double play to preserve a 1-1 tie. Weaver pumped his fist...
  • Rays break through against Jered Weaver for 3-0 win over Angels

    KEY MOMENT: The game was a scoreless pitchers' duel until the fifth inning when Tampa Bay shortstop Yunel Escobar hit a two-out solo home run over the center-field wall on an 0-2 pitch from Angels ace Jered Weaver. Former Dodger James Loney and Evan...
  • Angels go on another extra-base binge to beat Tigers, 11-6

    Angels go on another extra-base binge to beat Tigers, 11-6
    Angels 11, Detroit Tigers 6 AT THE PLATE: Ian Stewart, a late addition to the lineup when third baseman David Freese was scratched because of right quadriceps tightness, came within a home run of the cycle, hitting a run-scoring triple in the second...
  • Angels fall to Royals, 7-4, in 13 innings

    KEY MOMENT: After Danny Valencia led off the 13th inning with a double, the Royals decided to play for one run. Alcides Escobar laid down the sacrifice bunt, but rookie Mike Morin, the Angels' sixth pitcher, made an errant throw. Valencia scored from...
  • John McDonald wins Angels job, to the dismay of his young daughter

    TEMPE, Ariz. — There were mixed emotions Tuesday in the Scituate, Mass., household of John McDonald, the 39-year-old utility infielder who was told by Angels Manager Mike Scioscia he had made the team and was officially added to the 40-man roster....
  • Angels 8, Chicago Cubs 4

    Angels 8, Chicago Cubs 4
    Angels 8, Cubs 4 AT THE PLATE: Ian Stewart, who appears to have the edge over several candidates for a reserve spot, sparked a six-run ninth inning with a home run and capped the rally with a run-scoring single. Grant Green (triple), Collin Cowgill...
  • Angels third baseman David Freese may find new defensive purpose

    Angels third baseman David Freese may find new defensive purpose
    MESA, Ariz. — It wasn't quite a stump speech for a David Freese Gold Glove Award campaign, but it was a ringing endorsement in the eyes of the Angels' new third baseman. Angels Manager Mike Scioscia stopped short of saying he would pull Freese for...