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  • Relaxed Angels beat Texas, 8-5, but playoff roster decisions loom

    Relaxed Angels beat Texas, 8-5, but playoff roster decisions loom
    The Angels couldn't ask for much more in September, and they know it. Before an 8-5 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday, the players lounged in the clubhouse and luxuriated in the position they have put themselves in. Instead of worrying about a...
  • Angels fall to Texas Rangers, 2-1

    KEY MOMENT: Rookie Ryan Rua hit his first career home run in the ninth inning against closer Huston Street, launching a 1-and-2 fastball into the Angels bullpen to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead. Street then gave up a single, a double and an intentional walk...
  • Angels let it get away in the ninth to Rangers, 2-1

    In the Angels' 2-1 loss to the Texas Rangers on Sunday, closer Huston Street took the mound in the ninth inning with the score tied. He threw 12 pitches and said that all but one were executed properly. That one bad pitch, though, was costly. Rookie...
  • Angels remain hopeful pitcher Matt Shoemaker will return for playoffs

    Angels remain hopeful pitcher Matt Shoemaker will return for playoffs
    Manager Mike Scioscia acknowledged Monday that the chances of Matt Shoemaker pitching in one of the team’s final six regular-season games are “very remote,” but the Angels remain hopeful that Shoemaker, sidelined by a mild left rib-...
  • C.J. Wilson falters early in Angels' 8-4 loss to A's

    C.J. Wilson falters early in Angels' 8-4 loss to A's
    C.J. Wilson's evil twin took the mound for the Angels on Monday night. You know the guy: scraggly haired left-hander in the red No. 33 jersey, throws a whole bunch of pitches, a few for strikes. Five days after his best game this season, the enigmatic...
  • Wade LeBlanc gives Angels chance in game few thought they could win

    Wade LeBlanc gives Angels chance in game few thought they could win
    Amid the disappointment of a 3-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night, the Angels may have gained a badly needed starting pitcher. Informed Thursday morning that he would start in place of ace Jered Weaver, veteran left-hander Wade LeBlanc...
  • Angels might use Jered Weaver on short rest in ALDS

    The Angels are considering whether to use ace Jered Weaver on short rest in the first round of the American League playoffs. "It's always something you consider in a shorter series," Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said Friday. The Dodgers made that move...
  • The skinny on Angels rotation: It's awfully thin heading into playoffs

    The skinny on Angels rotation: It's awfully thin heading into playoffs
    The Angels do not open the playoffs for another 12 days, but they already are concerned about how to configure an injury-depleted starting rotation for postseason use. On Friday, hours after Manager Mike Scioscia revealed the Angels might use Jered...
  • MLB slightly adjusts home plate collision rule

    After all the angst, all the confusion, all the outrage over the new rule designed to make collisions at home plate extinct, baseball officials responded Tuesday with one little change. "If a runner is out by 30 feet," Angels General Manager Jerry...
  • Angels believe they have troops for the job, despite rivals' upgrades

    Angels believe they have troops for the job, despite rivals' upgrades
    BALTIMORE — The first shock wave came when Oakland, the team the Angels are chasing in the American League West, acquired Boston ace Jon Lester for left fielder and cleanup batter Yoenis Cespedes, giving the Athletics a formidable rotation that...
  • Angels' timing troubles contribute to slump out of the break

    Angels' timing troubles contribute to slump out of the break
    The Angels are not in Texas anymore. Remember that four-game sweep of the lowly Rangers before the All-Star break, when the Angels scored 33 runs and 51 hits and went 17 for 43 (.395) with runners in scoring position? In 12 games since, including...