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  • Joe Blanton will return to Angels' rotation on Tuesday

    Joe Blanton will return to Angels' rotation on Tuesday
    An off day last week allowed the Angels to skip Joe Blanton’s turn the last time through their rotation. But Manager Mike Scioscia said the right-hander, who leads the majors with 10 losses and 111 hits allowed, will return to the mound Tuesday...
  • Angels may have little choice but to bring Joe Blanton back in 2014

    Angels may have little choice but to bring Joe Blanton back in 2014
    ARLINGTON, Texas — The Angels are so desperate for starting pitching depth that they probably will bring struggling right-hander Joe Blanton, who is 2-14 with a 6.04 earned-run average and was banished to the bullpen in late July, to spring training...
  • Dealing with adversity part of maturing process for Garrett Richards

    Dealing with adversity part of maturing process for Garrett Richards
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Garrett Richards flinched when Ian Kinsler hit a wicked line drive into his right armpit in the second inning Saturday. The Angels pitcher, looking a little dazed, retrieved the ball, looked a runner back to third base and “...
  • Angels must assess who'll pitch in to help turn things around

    Angels must assess who'll pitch in to help turn things around
    It has been a nice little run for the Angels since Aug. 23, their 21-8 record before Monday's game against Oakland taking some sting out of another disappointing season, but they can't let it fool them into thinking they can roll into 2014 with this...
  • Angels' Michael Kohn struggles after Garrett Richards' superb start

    Angels' Michael Kohn struggles after Garrett Richards' superb start
    OAKLAND -- Michael Kohn came within one strike of escaping a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night, the Angels reliever striking out Daric Barton with his team employing a five-man infield and getting ahead of Josh...
  • Angels lose to Oakland Athletics, 2-1

    Angels lose to Oakland Athletics, 2-1
    OAKLAND — The Angels can't come close to matching the Oakland Athletics in volume of talented young starting pitchers, but in Garrett Richards, they have an arm that can cut into the deficit. Richards, mixing a 94-mph fastball with a sharp...
  • J.B. Shuck has been a bright spot for Angels

    J.B. Shuck has been a bright spot for Angels
    General Manager Jerry Dipoto has been heavily criticized for his winter pitching moves that didn't pan out, Ryan Madson, Joe Blanton, Tommy Hanson and Sean Burnett providing little or no contributions to the Angels this season. But at least one under-...
  • Angels owner Arte Moreno should share vision of future with Mike Trout

    Angels owner Arte Moreno should share vision of future with Mike Trout
    Before Arte Moreno resolves the cold war between Jerry Dipoto and Mike Scioscia, the Angels' owner ought to invite Mike Trout to lunch. Trout could be the first player to wear an Angels cap in Cooperstown, if he sticks around. He could have won the most...
  • Angels' decline tends to startle

    Angels' decline tends to startle
    The Angels made some noise in American League baseball Friday night. They had the postgame fireworks. Otherwise, this is a team going nowhere. The last rites were administered recently. By the Angels. To themselves. No life support systems left. The...
  • Emergence of pitcher Garrett Richards gives Angels some hope

    Emergence of pitcher Garrett Richards gives Angels some hope
    NEW YORK — There was one bright spot for the Angels in a 2-1 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday night. Garrett Richards gave up only two runs and seven hits in eight innings, striking out three and walking one, to solidify a rotation spot and...
  • Angels take a Bronx beating in 14-7 loss to Yankees

    Angels take a Bronx beating in 14-7 loss to Yankees
    NEW YORK — By the third inning in Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night, the Angels had Chris Nelson at third base, Tommy Field at shortstop, Grant Green at second base, Collin Cowgill in right field and J.B. Shuck in left field. Not exactly the...