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Angels fall to Orioles, 7-6, on home run in the 12th inning

KEY MOMENT: Albert Pujols hit a two-out single in the 12th, but Manager Mike Scioscia chose not to pinch-run J.B. Shuck for the slow-footed slugger. Josh Hamilton doubled to right-center, but Pujols stopped at third. Erick Aybar lined out to end the inning, and Manny Machado led off the...

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Jerry Dipoto puts Angels' bullpen in order
Jerry Dipoto puts Angels' bullpen in order

Of the four finalists to become the San Diego Padres' general manager, none played in the major leagues. Of the 29 currently employed general managers, three played in the majors.

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  • Angels remain on the lookout for pitching
    Angels remain on the lookout for pitching

    The Angels are not one of the clubs approaching the July 31 trade deadline with urgency. They already have accomplished their primary goal, fortifying their bullpen by trading for closer Huston Street and setup men Jason Grilli and Joe Thatcher.

  • Angels can't hold back Adam Jones, Orioles in 4-2 loss
    Angels can't hold back Adam Jones, Orioles in 4-2 loss

    KEY MOMENT: With two outs in the sixth inning and the score tied, 2-2, All-Star center fielder Adam Jones went to bat for the Orioles. He had hit a two-run home run in the first inning against Matt Shoemaker and did it again this time. In 15 at-bats since the All-Star game, Jones has four...

  • Angels are on the mark against the Seattle Mariners, Fernando Rodney
    Angels are on the mark against the Seattle Mariners, Fernando Rodney

    Seattle closer Fernando Rodney shot an arrow in the air — at least figuratively — and when it came to Earth, he and everyone else at Angel Stadium knew exactly where it was: in the comeback-win column for the rally-happy Angels.

  • Grant Green delivers game-winning hit in ninth inning for Angels
    Grant Green delivers game-winning hit in ninth inning for Angels

    KEY MOMENT: With the Angels trailing, 5-4, in the ninth inning, Mike Trout walked and took off from first base on a 1-and-1 pitch to Albert Pujols, who sliced a double to right field. Trout slid feet-first into second base, not knowing where the ball went, "but I heard the crowd go nuts,...

  • Angels blitz Mariners in the ninth inning for 6-5 victory
    Angels blitz Mariners in the ninth inning for 6-5 victory

    Mike Scioscia knows that not all comeback victories are created equal.

  • Angels' Garrett Richards shines in extra-innings loss to Mariners, 3-2
    Angels' Garrett Richards shines in extra-innings loss to Mariners, 3-2

    Garrett Richards might not have been an All-Star but he sure pitched like one Saturday night, tossing a perfect game through five innings. The Angels lost 3-2 in 12 innings.

  • This time Seattle drops Angels, 3-2, in 12 innings
    This time Seattle drops Angels, 3-2, in 12 innings

    KEY MOMENT: Kyle Seager and Logan Morrison, who each hit left-handed, opened the 12th inning with doubles against left-hander Joe Thatcher to end a 1-1 tie and end at 15 a streak of consecutive scoreless innings by Angels relievers. Endy Chavez's bunt single and Justin Smoak's...

  • New Angel Huston Street a short reliever with long-term aspirations
    New Angel Huston Street a short reliever with long-term aspirations

    New Angels closer Huston Street is in the final year of a five-year, $36-million contract that includes a $7-million team option for next season, but he does not view himself as a temporary solution for a club that has had trouble locking down the ninth inning in recent years.

  • Tommy John surgery is becoming just part of the game
    Tommy John surgery is becoming just part of the game

    It is not unusual for a kid to decide he has no interest in going into the family business. It is a bit different for Lucas Giolito, who turned his back on Hollywood and still might come out ahead in the departments of fame and fortune.

  • The Times' Major League Baseball rankings
    The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

    Mike Hiserman ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses; statistics are through Friday’s games:

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