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  • Ernesto Frieri out as Angels closer; Joe Smith will pitch 9th inning

    Ernesto Frieri out as Angels closer; Joe Smith will pitch 9th inning
    NEW YORK -- Ernesto Frieri is out as the Angels' closer for now. Manager Mike Scioscia, as expected, said veteran right-hander Joe Smith will assume the ninth-inning relief role beginning with Friday night’s game against the New York Yankees, and...
  • Closing is not a problem as Angels rout Yankees

    Closing is not a problem as Angels rout Yankees
    NEW YORK — The Angels did not require the services of a closer Friday night. An offense that administered a rare beatdown of starter Hiroki Kuroda and pounded reliever Bruce Billings into submission in a 13-1 shellacking of the New York Yankees...
  • Tyler Skaggs pulled early, Angels top Orioles to extras, 1-0

    Tyler Skaggs pulled early, Angels top Orioles to extras, 1-0
    KEY MOMENT: Tyler Skaggs, who allowed no hits, struck out seven and walked two in 42/3 innings, felt his fingers go numb after he "over-pronated" on a pitch in the fifth. He was pulled because of a forearm strain. The left-hander regained feeling in his...
  • Angels' bullpen is finding consistency

    Angels' bullpen is finding consistency
    Mike Morin retired the side in order in the eighth inning, and Joe Smith threw a one-two-three ninth for his 14th save Saturday night, the Angels rolling to a 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers that gave them 18 wins in 22 games. The Angels could get...
  • Angels outslug Rangers, 10-7, for fifth win in a row

    Angels outslug Rangers, 10-7, for fifth win in a row
    KEY MOMENT: The Rangers scored three runs in the third inning to tie the score, 4-4, but Kole Calhoun blooped a one-out double to left field in the fourth, and Mike Trout, who will make his second straight All-Star game start Tuesday night, followed...
  • Angels are chasing A's, but anything could happen in second half

    Angels are chasing A's, but anything could happen in second half
    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...
  • It takes 16 innings before Angels beat Mariners, 3-2

    It takes 16 innings before Angels beat Mariners, 3-2
    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...
  • Angels improve bullpen before beating Mariners, 3-2, in 16 innings

    Angels improve bullpen before beating Mariners, 3-2, in 16 innings
    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,...
  • Men with beards are the new face of baseball

    Men with beards are the new face of baseball
    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...
  • 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...