| May 27, 2014
| 11:21 PM
Mike Trout is the leading American League vote-getter in early balloting for the July 15 All-Star game in Minnesota, another indication of the Angels center fielder's growing national profile and ability to connect with fans.
"It feels good to get all...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:46 PM
TORONTO -- Efren Navarro did not appear to have much of a future with the Angels last fall. He was a singles-hitting first baseman, trapped in triple A, with Albert Pujols and Mark Trumbo ahead of him in Anaheim and top prospect C.J. Cron closing in...
| May 10, 2014
| 1:10 PM
On the day after the Angels demoted Hector Santiago to the bullpen, the other pitcher obtained in the Mark Trumbo trade continued to shine.
Tyler Skaggs became the first Angels starter to reach the ninth inning this season, leading the Angels to a 5-3...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:36 PM
Tuesday is homecoming day for Mike Trout, his first chance to play at the major league ballpark 40 miles from home. When the Angels' charter flight landed in Philadelphia early Tuesday morning, Trout was scheduled to go to his parents' house in Millville,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:11 PM
With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals.
The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:12 PM
As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher — and another lefty ace could join him on the market.
With the Tampa Bay Rays tied for last place in...
| Jul 6, 2014
Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games:
OAKLAND: AL's best pitching staff (3.18 ERA) gets a lot better with addition of Samardzija and Hammel. (1)
DETROIT: Victor Martinez has nearly as many home runs (21) as...
| Jul 12, 2014
Washington Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmerman abruptly left his start against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth inning Friday night because of a right biceps injury.
Zimmerman (6-5), scheduled to participate in his second straight All-Star...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:28 PM
Here's how The Times' Bill Shaikin ranks the 30 major league teams this week:
1. OAKLAND: Trout or Cabrera? Try 3B Josh Donaldson, who has outhomered both and leads the majors in runs. (4)
2. TORONTO: 1B Edwin Encarnacion hit 16 home runs in May....
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was scratched from Tuesday night’s start against the Oakland Athletics because of a right hamstring strain that will send the 22-year-old left-hander to the disabled list, Manager Mike Scioscia announced Monday.
| Aug 27, 2014
| 11:16 PM
Returning to the place where he pitched what was arguably the worst game of his career, Clayton Kershaw became baseball's first 16-game winner Wednesday night.
Kershaw limited the Arizona Diamondbacks to one unearned run over eight...