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Angels can't hold back Mariners in 13-2 loss

KEY MOMENT: The Angels went to their bullpen relay team again to fill the rotation spot vacated by the injured Garrett Richards, but this time, the relievers dropped the baton. Jason Grilli replaced starter Cory Rasmus in the fifth and was tagged for four runs and two hits, including Mike...

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  • 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.

  • Angels express growing concern over Josh Hamilton's shoulder injury
    Angels express growing concern over Josh Hamilton's shoulder injury

    Josh Hamilton will sit out a fifth straight game because of tightness and discomfort in the back of his right shoulder, and Manager Mike Scioscia acknowledged he is getting “concerned” about his left fielder’s lack of improvement.

  • Jered Weaver and Angels cruise to 12-3 win over Indians
    Jered Weaver and Angels cruise to 12-3 win over Indians

    AT THE PLATE: Howie Kendrick is batting .565 (13 for 23) with two homers, two doubles, two triples and 10 runs batted in over his last five games. Kole Calhoun, in a 3-for-29 slump before Friday, is eight for 18 (.444) with a homer and four RBIs in his last four games. David Freese entered...

  • Angels make a enjoyable stopover in Cleveland
    Angels make a enjoyable stopover in Cleveland

    For the second consecutive afternoon, the Angels packed their bags and headed to the airport after a lopsided victory, this one a 12-3 shellacking of the Cleveland Indians in Progressive Field on Monday.

  • Former Angels outfielder J.B. Shuck finds soft landing spot in Cleveland
    Former Angels outfielder J.B. Shuck finds soft landing spot in Cleveland

    There was frustration at being stuck in triple-A all season and some disappointment when the Angels designated him for assignment Tuesday, but outfielder J.B. Shuck, traded to Cleveland for cash considerations on Friday, couldn’t have found a better landing place.

  • After shaky start, Angels' C.J. Wilson thrives in victory over Twins
    After shaky start, Angels' C.J. Wilson thrives in victory over Twins

    C.J. Wilson had barely completed his warmup pitches before Sunday’s game at Target Field when the Angels pitcher found himself in a heap of trouble.

  • Angels have strong all-around performance in 14-4 win over Twins
    Angels have strong all-around performance in 14-4 win over Twins

    KEY MOMENT: The Angels ended a 3-3 tie with a three-run fifth inning. C.J. Cron led off with a double to center field and took third base on an error. Erick Aybar hit a sacrifice fly, Mike Trout walked and Albert Pujols singled. Howie Kendrick hit a two-run triple to right field and Pujols...

  • Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher has a hot staff, is off hot seat
    Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher has a hot staff, is off hot seat

    The criticism of Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher last season was every bit as fierce as that of former hitting coach Mickey Hatcher in the weeks and months leading up to Hatcher's firing in May 2012.

  • Albert Pujols reaches milestones, helps Angels beat Twins, 8-5
    Albert Pujols reaches milestones, helps Angels beat Twins, 8-5

    MINNEAPOLIS — Only 70 players in major league history have scored at least 1,500 runs, and 98 players have amassed 2,500 hits or more. Albert Pujols achieved both of those career milestones on one memorable Saturday night in Target Field.

  • Angels come up big late for 8-5 win over Twins
    Angels come up big late for 8-5 win over Twins

    KEY MOMENT: The Angels were hitless against starter Phil Hughes in the fourth through seventh innings, but Albert Pujols greeted reliever Casey Fien with a leadoff single in the eighth, and Howie Kendrick hit a run-scoring triple off the center-field wall to trim Minnesota's lead to...

  • Angels defeat the Twins, 5-4
    Angels defeat the Twins, 5-4

    AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton walked ahead of Howie Kendrick's run-scoring double over left fielder Jordan Schafer's head in the fourth inning, and Hamilton scored on Schafer's throwing error. Erick Aybar hit an RBI single to right, and David Freese hit an RBI double...

  • Angels right-hander Cory Rasmus earns another start
    Angels right-hander Cory Rasmus earns another start

    Cory Rasmus will get his second straight start in place of the injured Garrett Richards on Saturday night when the Angels play the Minnesota Twins in Target Field, Manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday.

  • Angels grounded by Houston Astros, 4-1
    Angels grounded by Houston Astros, 4-1

    This is why the Angels tempered their enthusiasm after completing a four-game sweep of Oakland on Sunday, marking the occasion with statements such as "There's a lot of baseball left" and "We can't get too excited yet." They know how quickly things can turn.

  • Angels struggle at plate in 4-1 loss to Astros
    Angels struggle at plate in 4-1 loss to Astros

    KEY MOMENT: Jose Altuve hit a one-out double to left field in the eighth inning and Chris Carter hit a two-out home run to right against reliever Fernando Salas to extend a 2-1 Astros lead to 4-1. It was Carter's second home run of the game, his 35th this season — the third-most in...

  • Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker doubles up on August awards
    Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker doubles up on August awards

    Matt Shoemaker added some bling to his storybook season Wednesday, the Angels' right-hander winning American League pitcher-of-the-month and rookie-of-the-month honors for August after going 6-1 with a 1.31 earned-run average in the month.

  • Angels' C.J. Wilson is hit hard in 8-3 loss to Astros
    Angels' C.J. Wilson is hit hard in 8-3 loss to Astros

    The Angels are fully prepared to use a bullpen relay team to fill the rotation spot vacated by the injured Garrett Richards. They did not think they'd need a similar relief effort in the games C.J. Wilson pitches.

  • Angels can't stop Jose Altuve in 8-3 loss to Astros
    Angels can't stop Jose Altuve in 8-3 loss to Astros

    AT THE PLATE: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, who leads the major leagues with a .340 average, had a home run, double and two singles for his ninth career four-hit game, and Robbie Grossman had two doubles and a single. Angels third baseman Gordon Beckham had three hits, including a...

  • Angels call up 11 players to boost pitching staff, bench
    Angels call up 11 players to boost pitching staff, bench

    Veteran catcher John Buck, speedy outfielder Tony Campana and utility player Shawn O’Malley were among 11 players the Angels added to their big-league roster for Tuesday night’s game against the Houston Astros in Minute Maid Park.

  • Angels find much stronger relief this season
    Angels find much stronger relief this season

    It was a look, and a feeling, that Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto came to dread, not only last season, but at times in April and May this year. The bullpen gate would open in the late innings of a close game and a sense of uncertainty would trot in with an Angels reliever.

  • Angels' Matt Shoemaker keeps shutting 'em down
    Angels' Matt Shoemaker keeps shutting 'em down

    Matt Shoemaker's journey from being an undrafted free agent to matching a pitching standard set by Nolan Ryan can't be measured in years or pitch counts.

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