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Chris Iannetta emerges from slump in Angels' 10-6 loss

AT THE PLATE: Chris Iannetta appears to be emerging from a season-long hitting funk. The catcher, whose batting average has hovered around the .100 mark, capped a three-run fourth inning with a run-scoring double to right-center, doubled to left and scored in the sixth and hit a solo home run to...

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  • Huston Street, extending Angels contract, is where he wants to be

    Huston Street, extending Angels contract, is where he wants to be

    It wasn't that Jerry Dipoto picked up the $600 tab — for a dinner for two — at a swanky sushi joint in Scottsdale, Ariz., in late February, though it was a nice gesture by the Angels general manager.

  • Angels sign closer Huston Street to two-year extension

    Angels sign closer Huston Street to two-year extension

    Huston Street and the Angels agreed Wednesday on a two-year contract extension that guarantees the closer $18 million.

  • Albert Pujols gives Angels head start on way to 5-2 win over Rockies

    Albert Pujols gives Angels head start on way to 5-2 win over Rockies

    Albert Pujols, the heavy legged, 35-year-old slugger with a balky left hamstring, got such a good jump on a key eighth-inning stolen base Tuesday night that it looked like he might swipe second base and third, all on the same pitch.

  • Matt Joyce contributes with the bat in Angels' 5-2 victory

    Matt Joyce contributes with the bat in Angels' 5-2 victory

    If Matt Joyce is doing what he did consistently for the last seven seasons, which is hit right-handed pitching to the tune of an .800 on-base-plus-slugging percentage, the Angels might not have felt so compelled to summon Marc Krauss from triple A on Tuesday.

  • Angels rally to beat Colorado Rockies, 5-2

    Angels rally to beat Colorado Rockies, 5-2

    KEY MOMENT: Albert Pujols snapped an 0-for-13 skid with a single to lead off the eighth inning and got a head start of five or six steps while reliever Rafael Betancourt was in the stretch, stealing second without a throw. David Freese struck out, but Erick Aybar walked, Johnny Giavotella singled...

  • Angels call up reliever Ryan Mattheus

    Angels call up reliever Ryan Mattheus

    The Angels, trying to bolster an overworked bullpen, called up relief pitcher Ryan Mattheus from triple-A Salt Lake City on Friday.

  • Angels closer Huston Street takes a (rough) road less traveled

    Angels closer Huston Street takes a (rough) road less traveled

    It’s rare for Angels closer Huston Street to blow one save, but to blow two in a row? That hadn’t happened since July 13 and 19, 2008, when Street was pitching for the Oakland Athletics, but it happened in back-to-back games this week.

  • Huston Street blows second straight save; Angels fall 3-2

    Huston Street blows second straight save; Angels fall 3-2

    KEY MOMENT: Huston Street suffered his second blown save in as many nights, his first back-to-back blown saves since July 13 and 19, 2008, with Oakland. With a 2-0 lead, Street gave up singles to Colby Rasmus and Chris Carter to open the ninth. Jason Castro flied to center, but Jake Marisnick hit...

  • Houston Astros look like the real deal, but season will tell

    Houston Astros look like the real deal, but season will tell

    The Houston Astros, four days removed from an eye-opening 10-game win streak, arrived in Anaheim on Thursday sporting an American League-best 18-10 record, a five-game division lead and an intriguing roster that has fans and media members around the country wondering, “Are these guys for real?”

  • Angels' Johnny Giavotella is doing a fair Howie Kendrick impersonation

    Angels' Johnny Giavotella is doing a fair Howie Kendrick impersonation

    When the topic of how the Angels would replace departed second baseman Howie Kendrick came up this spring, Manager Mike Scioscia and General Manager Jerry Dipoto often spoke of the need for new left fielder Matt Joyce, designated hitter C.J. Cron and third baseman David Freese to fill Kendrick’s...

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