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  • Angels split squads beat Brewers, Rangers

    Angels split squads beat Brewers, Rangers
    Angels 12, Brewers 2 Angels 12, Rangers 1 AT THE PLATE: David Freese, who had one hit in his first 14 spring at-bats (.071), had three singles and two runs batted in against the Brewers. Albert Pujols, Kole Calhoun and Erick Aybar each had two hits,...
  • Angels hope Ernesto Frieri is a one-and-done closer this season

    Angels hope Ernesto Frieri is a one-and-done closer this season
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Closer Ernesto Frieri led the major leagues last season with seven saves of at least four outs, including one in which he recorded six outs and two in which he got five outs. If all goes according to plan, the right-hander will not lead...
  • Angels beat Cincinnati, 3-1, in spring game

    Angels beat Cincinnati, 3-1, in spring game
    Angels 3, Cincinnati Reds 1 AT THE PLATE: Veteran first baseman Carlos Pena continued to make his case for a bench spot, stroking a two-out, pinch-hit, run-scoring single to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning. Pena has hits in each of his...
  • Spring training: Angels 4, Dodgers 4 (10 innings)

    Spring training: Angels 4, Dodgers 4 (10 innings)
    Angels 4, Dodgers 4 (10 innings) AT THE PLATE: C.J. Cron, the Angels' top power-hitting prospect, hit a pinch-hit, score-tying, three-run home run to left field off Dodgers right-hander Daniel Moskos in the bottom of the ninth. Howie Kendrick and Carlos...
  • Angels' Dane De La Rosa struggles against Dodgers, to get MRI exam

    Angels' Dane De La Rosa struggles against Dodgers, to get MRI exam
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Four batters into an expected two-inning stint, Angels reliever Dane De La Rosa gave up a walk, a hit batsman, a single and a grand slam to Dodgers left fielder Scott Van Slyke. And that wasn't even the worst part of his afternoon...
  • Angels defeat Diamondbacks in spring training, 3-2

    Angels defeat Diamondbacks in spring training, 3-2
    Angels 3, Arizona 2 AT THE PLATE: The Angels took advantage of wild pick-off attempts to score their first two runs. Leadoff man Kole Calhoun, who drew two walks, took third base on Eury De La Rosa's errant throw past first base and scored on J.B....
  • Sean Burnett likes role as Angels' top left-handed reliever

    Sean Burnett likes role as Angels' top left-handed reliever
    TEMPE, Ariz. — As kids, Sean Burnett and Prince Fielder were teammates on a travel ball team in Florida. The team was called The Juice, and packed with 11- and 12-year-olds. Rickie Weeks played second base. Chet Lemon, the former major league...
  • Angels set starting rotation — for Cactus League, at least

    Angels set starting rotation — for Cactus League, at least
    TEMPE, Ariz. — The Angels' Cactus League opener has a bit of an opening day feel about it. Jered Weaver, the ace, is the starting pitcher. The Angels are fielding their everyday lineup, minus the injured Josh Hamilton. The starting rotation...
  • Angels might have to lean heavily on bullpen

     Angels might have to lean heavily on bullpen
    TEMPE, Ariz. — The blueprint worked in 2002, when the Angels won a World Series title with a competent but hardly overpowering rotation and a deep and dominant bullpen led by Troy Percival, Brendan Donnelly and Francisco Rodriguez. It would be...
  • Pitcher Mark Mulder's comeback ends with Achilles' tendon injury

    Pitcher Mark Mulder's comeback ends with Achilles' tendon injury
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Mark Mulder's comeback attempt from a five-year retirement went from heartwarming to heartbreaking Saturday when the Angels pitcher sustained a ruptured Achilles' tendon in his left foot. The 36-year-old left-hander will undergo...
  • Angels closer Ernesto Frieri looks to change things up this spring

    Angels closer Ernesto Frieri looks to change things up this spring
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The cut-fastball experiment is over for Ernesto Frieri, the Angels closer who spent much of last spring trying to perfect the pitch but never mastered it during the season. The right-hander’s goal this spring is to upgrade his...