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Big seventh inning leads to 5-0 Angels win over Mariners
Big seventh inning leads to 5-0 Angels win over Mariners

KEY MOMENT: Howie Kendrick singled to right-center field with one out in the seventh inning, and David Freese followed with a soft single to right. Mariners right fielder Chris Denorfia pulled up at the last second, and the ball bounced past him and to the wall, allowing Kendrick to score for a...

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  • Angels clinch playoff berth in 8-1 win over Mariners
    Angels clinch playoff berth in 8-1 win over Mariners

    KEY MOMENT: The Angels loaded the bases with two outs in the third inning when Efren Navarro drew a four-pitch walk from Hisashi Iwakuma — only the 17th walk of the season and fourth four-pitch walk for the Mariners right-hander — Kole Calhoun singled and Mike Trout walked....

  • Angels slugger Albert Pujols leaves game because of hamstring cramp
    Angels slugger Albert Pujols leaves game because of hamstring cramp

    A three-run double by Angels first baseman Albert Pujols in the third inning of Monday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners came with a price.

  • Angels' Josh Hamilton could return Wednesday as designated hitter
    Angels' Josh Hamilton could return Wednesday as designated hitter

    Josh Hamilton, who has missed 10 games because of a right-shoulder injury that was severe enough to warrant three cortisone injections from Sept. 4-9, was so encouraged by a workout Monday that the Angels left fielder believes he can return as a designated hitter Wednesday night.

  • Do's and Don'ts for baseball autograph seekers
    Do's and Don'ts for baseball autograph seekers

    Looking to beat those other outstretched hands to secure that autograph? The Los Angeles Times surveyed Angels and Dodgers for tips on how to stand out in a good way:

  • Good and bad signs: An expert analyzes Dodgers and Angels signatures
    Good and bad signs: An expert analyzes Dodgers and Angels signatures

    During a Major League Baseball stretch run, teams look for an edge anywhere they can. In other businesses, companies have enlisted graphologists to analyze a prospective employee's handwriting during the hiring process. Maybe Mike Scioscia and Don Mattingly should do the same before they...

  • Jered Weaver wins 17th game as Angels top Astros, 5-2
    Jered Weaver wins 17th game as Angels top Astros, 5-2

    The Angels' lineup has been the story of their winning streak, which has now reached double digits.

  • Jered Weaver gets season-high 12 strikeouts as Angels beat Astros, 5-2
    Jered Weaver gets season-high 12 strikeouts as Angels beat Astros, 5-2

    KEY MOMENT: Jered Weaver allowed a leadoff single in the seventh inning, and the next batter moved the runner to second base. The Angels led by just one run. Weaver, though, worked out of trouble and punctuated his night with two strikeouts. With the crisis averted, the Angels would score...

  • Angels rally from two-run deficit to rout Astros, 11-3
    Angels rally from two-run deficit to rout Astros, 11-3

    KEY MOMENT: The Angels entered the fifth inning trailing 3-2, but a dropped fly ball by Astros right fielder Jake Marisnick on a ball hit by Collin Cowgill opened the flood gates. Erick Aybar scored to tie the game, and the next batter, Kole Calhoun, drove in two runs. The Angels would end...

  • Rolling Angels crush Astros, 11-3
    Rolling Angels crush Astros, 11-3

    The Angels were in a playful mood before yet another win Friday, 11-3 against the Houston Astros, and why not?

  • Angels hot on playoff trail after winning again in Texas
    Angels hot on playoff trail after winning again in Texas

    What a long, strange — and wildly successful — trip it's been for the Angels, who closed a grueling 10-game swing through Houston, Minnesota, Cleveland and Texas with eight straight wins, including Thursday night's 7-3 victory over the Rangers at Globe Life Park.

  • Angels beat Texas Rangers, 7-3, for eighth win in a row
    Angels beat Texas Rangers, 7-3, for eighth win in a row

    KEY MOMENT: Mike Morin entered with the bases loaded and two outs in the fifth inning and got Elvis Andrus to ground back to the mound on his first pitch, preserving a 4-1 Angels lead.

  • Huge AL West lead allows Angels to rest Huston Street, Josh Hamilton
    Huge AL West lead allows Angels to rest Huston Street, Josh Hamilton

    The Angels enter Thursday night’s series finale against the Texas Rangers with a 9 1/2-game lead over Oakland in the American League West, and that cushion has allowed them to play it safe with closer Huston Street, who will not be available for a fifth straight game because of a...

  • Angels, Dodgers making playoff plans
    Angels, Dodgers making playoff plans

    Barring a major collapse by either team, the Dodgers and Angels will open the playoffs in their respective league divisional series, with the Angels beginning play Thursday, Oct. 2, and the Dodgers beginning their postseason the next day.

  • Albert Pujols keeps Angels rolling in 8-1 win over Rangers
    Albert Pujols keeps Angels rolling in 8-1 win over Rangers

    AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout scored twice, giving him 101 runs and 103 runs batted in. He is one of six players with three 100-run seasons before his age-23 season, joining Ted Williams, Mel Ott, Alex Rodriguez, Vada Pinson and Buddy Lewis. David Freese had three hits and is 11 for 25 (.440) in...

  • Angels' Albert Pujols falls homer short of cycle in 8-1 win over Texas
    Angels' Albert Pujols falls homer short of cycle in 8-1 win over Texas

    Albert Pujols is a nine-time All-Star who has won three most valuable player awards and two World Series championships, and last weekend he became the 16th player in major league history to amass 2,500 hits, 1,500 runs batted in and 500 homers.

  • Angels reliever Mike Morin sees room for improvement
    Angels reliever Mike Morin sees room for improvement

    Mike Morin seemed agitated and upset after Tuesday night’s 9-3 win over the Texas Rangers, but the Angels reliever said it had nothing to do with a ninth-inning mound visit from Mike Scioscia, who appeared to have some stern words for the rookie right-hander.

  • Angels' Josh Hamilton sidelined indefinitely, but Huston Street is OK
    Angels' Josh Hamilton sidelined indefinitely, but Huston Street is OK

    Angels closer Huston Street said he will be available to pitch Wednesday night after missing three games because of a sore right hamstring. But left fielder Josh Hamilton will miss his sixth straight game because of a right-shoulder injury, and he’s in so much pain there is no...

  • Angels' slugging doesn't stop in 9-3 victory over Rangers
    Angels' slugging doesn't stop in 9-3 victory over Rangers

    The Angels were playing their third game in three days in three cities, a somewhat dizzying array of flights, bus rides and hotels that prompted Manager Mike Scioscia to quip before Tuesday night's game against the Texas Rangers: "Where are we?"

  • Angels hit power switch late in 9-3 victory over Rangers
    Angels hit power switch late in 9-3 victory over Rangers

    KEY MOMENT: Collin Cowgill led off the eighth inning with an infield single and stole second, a call that was confirmed by instant replay. Kole Calhoun struck out, but Mike Trout ripped an 0-and-2 Roman Mendez fastball to right-center for an RBI triple that gave the Angels a 3-1 lead and...

  • MLB slightly adjusts home plate collision rule
    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.

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