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  • 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 sign veteran infielder Chad Tracy to minor league deal

    There will be no shortage of competition among veterans for bench spots after the Angels agreed to terms Wednesday with first baseman/third baseman Chad Tracy on a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. The agreement was confirmed by...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A signing, and decisions due for Phillies ...

     
    The Phillies have signed veteran infielder Reid Brignac to a minor-league deal that also includes a spring training invitation.. Brignac, 27, was Tampa Bay's second-round pick in 2004 and was a member of Baseball America's top 100 prospect list for four...
  • Will Galvis make way for McDonald?

     
    In 2009, Freddy Galvis spent a week with the Gulf Coast League Phillies while rehabbing from a fractured right finger that interrupted his season at Clearwater. For five of his seven games, the slick-fielding shortstop's double-play partner was Cesar...
  • Halladay starting today out of necessity, but still lots of chatter about Saturday's 18-inning game

     
    It’s hard to top all the wackiness of Saturday’s game, which finally ended with the Phillies losing 12-7 to the Diamondbacks in 18 innings. Two position players pitched for the Phillies. Starter Tyler Cloyd, who was supposed to start today.......
  • Phillies make a trade and get an infielder

     
    There's more behind this move than just wanting another infielder. The Phillies have acquired infielder John McDonald from the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later or cash considerations. McDonald, 38, is 2-for-38 (.053) this year. This will.....