| Apr 29, 2015
| 10:38 PM
KEY MOMENT: With the score tied, 3-3, Matt Joyce walked to open the seventh inning and took third on C.J. Cron's hit-and-run single through a vacated second-base hole. Chris Iannetta struck out, but No. 9 hitter Johnny Giavotella lined a run-scoring to...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 11:08 PM
Players and coaches insist that the Josh Hamilton saga was not a distraction for them on or off the field, but it helped obscure one important fact: The Angels have not been playing very good baseball.
Perhaps a 6-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 9:23 AM
Kris Bryant, the Chicago Cubs' third-base phenom, was not in the major leagues when the season started. He was not in the major leagues two weeks ago.
But he is on the All-Star ballot, thanks to a change in the balloting program.
Major League Baseball...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 9:57 PM
It's one thing to overpay for aging first basemen or stumbling outfielders, it's quite another to plunk down about $60 million for intolerance and insensitivity.
Yet, that's what those fallen Angels did Monday in ridding themselves of their demon Josh...
| Apr 26, 2015
| 7:35 PM
KEY MOMENT: In the 11th inning, Leonys Martin lifted a Jose Alvarez fastball just over the right-field wall to put the Rangers, who had trailed by a run entering the ninth inning, ahead 4-3.
AT THE PLATE: The Angels had 15 hits but left 14 runners on...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 7:58 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. KANSAS CITY: Yordano Ventura threatened a beanball if the Royals weren’t atop the rankings. (2)
2. ST. LOUIS: The Cardinals’ 1.92 earned-run average...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 10:40 PM
As The Times and other media outlets were reporting the Angels’ impending trade of Josh Hamilton to the Texas Rangers on Friday, Angels players spoke of their support for the troubled outfielder before their game against the Rangers at Angel...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 6:45 PM
KEY MOMENT: Kole Calhoun lifted a two-run home run over the right-field wall in the third inning for the only scoring of the game.
AT THE PLATE: Despite facing Jesse Chavez, who had worked out of the bullpen this season, the Angels were hitless in seven...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 9:50 PM
There was a 10-run outburst in Texas on Wednesday, and several notable games from Mike Trout, including a two-homer, five-runs-batted-in power trip in Houston on Friday night. Kole Calhoun is heating up, David Freese has slugged three home runs, and...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 8:20 PM
KEY MOMENT: Mike Trout fouled off two nasty down-and-in, 0-and-2 pitches from reliever Chad Qualls before lining a three-run home run to right field in the eighth inning. The opposite-field shot broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Angels center fielder his...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 5:30 PM
There are a slew of mechanical adjustments a pitcher can make to iron out his delivery, from the rotation of his hips to the placement of his hands to the length of his stride toward the plate.
Shaving a three-inch-wide stripe from the front to the back...