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Angels lean on pitching and power to beat Marlins, 6-1

KEY MOMENT: After Adeiny Hechavarria's first home run of the season gave Miami a 1-0 lead in the third inning, the Angels answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning on run-scoring hits by Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton, and a groundout by Albert Pujols.

Angels power past Oakland Athletics in 9-4 victory

KEY MOMENT: Oakland's Scott Kazmir breezed through a first inning in which he made just six pitches. But his former teammates roughed him up in their next two at-bats with Josh Hamilton scoring twice and driving in two runs and Erick Aybar doubling in two more, giving the Angels a 5-0 lead...

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  • Ex-Cardinals Fernando Salas, David Freese making impact for Angels
    Ex-Cardinals Fernando Salas, David Freese making impact for Angels

    Third baseman David Freese, who won most valuable player honors in the 2011 World Series and National League championship series for the St. Louis Cardinals, was the marquee name in last November’s trade that sent Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos to St. Louis.

  • Kole Calhoun orders catch of the day in Angels' 4-3 win over Red Sox
    Kole Calhoun orders catch of the day in Angels' 4-3 win over Red Sox

    The back-to-back, two-out doubles by Brennan Boesch and Chris Iannetta in the top of the ninth inning, the white-knuckle save by closer Huston Street in the bottom of the ninth … none of it would have been possible if not for the Paul Bunyan-like feat of the shortest guy on the team.

  • Chris Iannetta pushes Angels past Red Sox, 4-3
    Chris Iannetta pushes Angels past Red Sox, 4-3

    AT THE PLATE: Josh Hamilton was back in the cleanup spot after a two-game “mental break” from a slump in which he hit .132 (five for 38) with 18 strikeouts in his previous 10 games. He flied to deep center in the first, was hit by a pitch in the third, flied to shallow left in...

  • Josh Hamilton back in cleanup spot for Angels
    Josh Hamilton back in cleanup spot for Angels

    Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, who sat out two straight games to take a mental break from a brutal two-week slump, is back in the cleanup spot against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night after a lengthy afternoon workout with hitting coaches Don Baylor and Dave Hansen in Fenway Park.

  • Angels stay hot in 4-2 victory over Red Sox
    Angels stay hot in 4-2 victory over Red Sox

    KEY MOMENT: With the bases loaded and one out in the sixth, reliever Mike Morin got Dustin Pedroia to chop a grounder to shortstop Erick Aybar, who teamed with second baseman Howie Kendrick on an inning-ending double play that preserved a 2-1 lead. “The ball wasn't hit with a lot...

  • Angels' bullpen comes through in 4-2 win over Red Sox
    Angels' bullpen comes through in 4-2 win over Red Sox

    Closer Huston Street and setup man Joe Smith were not available Monday night after pitching in three straight games at Texas, but there was no real concern, no sense of impending doom, in the Angels bullpen or dugout.

  • Slumping Angels slugger Josh Hamilton sits for second straight day
    Slumping Angels slugger Josh Hamilton sits for second straight day

    Josh Hamilton was not in the Angels lineup for a second straight game Monday night, but unlike Sunday, when the slumping slugger asked for the day off in Texas, this was Manager Mike Scioscia’s decision.

  • All-time Angels team beats Dodgers in best-of-seven simulation game
    All-time Angels team beats Dodgers in best-of-seven simulation game

    The Angels can claim bragging rights in Los Angeles, or at least claim fantasy bragging rights, as their all-time team defeated the L.A. Dodgers team in a best-of-seven series held online over the weekend.

  • Angels fall to Rangers, 3-2
    Angels fall to Rangers, 3-2

    KEY MOMENT: The Angels were 62-2 when leading after eight innings before closer Huston Street gave up four consecutive singles in the bottom of the ninth inning, Mike Carp tying the score with a run-scoring single to center field and Adam Rosales giving the Rangers their sixth walk-off...

  • Huston Street can't shut down Rangers and Angels lose, 3-2
    Huston Street can't shut down Rangers and Angels lose, 3-2

    As good as Huston Street is, and he has been nearly invincible for four years, he is not perfect, as the Angels were so painfully reminded of in the ninth inning of Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Texas Rangers in Globe Life Park.

  • Slumping Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton needs 'mental break'
    Slumping Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton needs 'mental break'

    Struggling slugger Josh Hamilton is not in the Angels lineup for Sunday’s series finale against the Texas Rangers in Globe Life Park, and Manager Mike Scioscia hedged when asked if Hamilton would return to the cleanup spot Monday night against the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park.

  • Fans' choice: Angels and Dodgers all-time teams
    Fans' choice: Angels and Dodgers all-time teams

    Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout are already in the conversation when Dodger and Angel fans talk about the best pitcher and postition player in the history of their respective teams. But if fans had to choose and All-Star team of the best L.A. Dodgers and Angels of all time, who would they...

  • Angels catch A's for first in the West
    Angels catch A's for first in the West

    The Oakland Athletics have some company atop the American League West.

  • Angels drop Rangers, 5-4, for fourth win in a row
    Angels drop Rangers, 5-4, for fourth win in a row

    KEY MOMENT: The Rangers trimmed a 5-2 deficit to 5-4 in the seventh inning when Robinson Chirinos doubled off Mike Morin, Shin-Soo Choo was hit by a pitch, Elvis Andrus singled off Jason Grilli to load the bases, and Alex Rios lined a two-run single to center. But Grilli got cleanup batter...

  • No-nonsense approach is a winner for Giants Manager Bruce Bochy
    No-nonsense approach is a winner for Giants Manager Bruce Bochy

    Bruce Bochy didn't feel like the major leagues' winningest active manager Wednesday morning.

  • Miss Texas botches first pitch at Texas Rangers-Angels game
    Miss Texas botches first pitch at Texas Rangers-Angels game

    Move over 50 Cent and Carly Rae Jepsen, there's a new candidate for worst ceremonial pitch ever.

  • Angels gaining steam in Texas
    Angels gaining steam in Texas

    Is there a better tonic for an ailing offense than three games in the launching pad that is Globe Life Park against the injury-ravaged Texas Rangers, who have the worst record and pitching staff in the American League?

  • Angels hold on for win over Texas Rangers, 5-4
    Angels hold on for win over Texas Rangers, 5-4

    KEY MOMENT: The Rangers trimmed a 5-1 deficit to 5-4 in the eighth inning on singles by Shin-Soo Choo, Elvis Andrus, Mike Carp (RBI) and Adrian Beltre (RBI), then an RBI fielder's-choice grounder by Alex Rios, who took second on an error by Howie Kendrick. But after Leonys Martin was...

  • Angels have no plans to use Garrett Richards on short rest in Oakland
    Angels have no plans to use Garrett Richards on short rest in Oakland

    The way the Angels rotation is set up, they will not have their most effective pitcher starting in any of the three games at Oakland next weekend.

  • Return of Mike Morin leaves Angels with difficult bullpen decision
    Return of Mike Morin leaves Angels with difficult bullpen decision

    Reliever Mike Morin gave up a bunt single and struck out two in a scoreless inning for Class-A Inland Empire on Thursday night, and the Angels' right-hander is expected to be activated off the disabled list Saturday after missing 15 days because of a laceration on his left foot.

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