| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:50 PM
The Angels and Oakland Athletics are like a pair of cyclists who have broken away from the peloton, the A's holding the top spot in the American League West and the Angels in prime drafting position, 1 1/2 games back.
The Angels, who at 57-37 have the...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 1:29 AM
KEY MOMENT: Mike Trout doubled with one out in the bottom of the 16th inning and, after Albert Pujols grounded out to the pitcher and Josh Hamilton was intenionally walked, pinch-hitter Efren Navarro stroked reliever Dominic Leone's first pitch into...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 2:05 AM
It would be a stretch to say that Friday night’s acquisition of closer Huston Street in a six-player trade with the San Diego Padres filled a critical need for the Angels.
Not after eight relievers combined to throw 10 scoreless innings in a 3-2,...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Pennant races always had the potential to get a little hairy, and these days that's not always about late-inning rallies, fluke bounces or the questionable call by an umpire.
Sometimes, it's the actual hair.
Last season's World Series between the...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 11:00 PM
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-...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 11:15 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:12 PM
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...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:27 PM
NEW YORK — "No. Moral. Victories." Kevin Jepsen made his point perfectly clear Saturday after the Angels lost a 4-3 thriller to the New York Yankees in which managers Mike Scioscia of the Angels and Joe Girardi of the Yankees matched wits like Bobby...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:24 PM
KEY MOMENT: With two outs in the top of the sixth, Prince Fielder hit a ground ball to shortstop that probably would have ended the inning if the Angels hadn't shifted their infield slightly toward the right side. Shortstop Erick Aybar made a diving...
| May 3, 2014
| 10:18 PM
The Angels have one-third of their opening-day lineup — left fielder Josh Hamilton, right fielder Kole Calhoun and third baseman David Freese, who suffered a small fracture of his right middle finger Friday night — on the disabled list, yet...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:34 AM
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...