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  • 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 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...
  • 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' Mike Scioscia not the problem, but he might pay the price

    Angels' Mike Scioscia not the problem, but he might pay the price
    HOUSTON — I planned on joining the Angels in Chicago this weekend. But as soon as the Astros beat them Tuesday night, I took a red-eye to Houston to make sure I had a chance to say goodbye to Mike Scioscia. You just never know with Angry Arte, a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Don't let Joe Blanton into the 20-loss club; he's not good enough

    Don't let Joe Blanton into the 20-loss club; he's not good enough
    If the Angels don't act soon Joe Blanton might end up Major League Baseball's first 20-game loser since 2003 — and the worst 20-game loser of all time. Blanton, whose record is 2-13, would bring ignominy to a fraternity that has actually...
  • Jerome Williams, Angels can't dig out of early hole

    Jerome Williams, Angels can't dig out of early hole
    OAKLAND — Forks and knives scraping plates were all that broke the silence in the Angels clubhouse Friday night after a 6-4 loss to the Oakland Athletics dropped them 11 games back in the American League West. It has become an all-too-familiar...
  • Mariners beat bickering Angels, 4-3, to complete three-game sweep

    Mariners beat bickering Angels, 4-3, to complete three-game sweep
    SEATTLE — The Angels lost to the Seattle Mariners, 4-3, Sunday at Safeco Field, but they didn’t go down without a fight — among themselves. Struggling right-hander Joe Blanton and pitching coach Mike Butcher had to be restrained...
  • Letters: All-Star game is a giant bore

    Letters: All-Star game is a giant bore
    With barely any competition and TV ratings almost matching last year's historic lows, Bruce Bochy and Major League Baseball reaped what they sowed. In a low-scoring and boring contest, who wouldn't have wanted to see a Mariano Rivera vs. Yasiel Puig...
  • Joe Blanton's next start? Angels' Mike Scioscia won't say

    Joe Blanton's next start? Angels' Mike Scioscia won't say
    The Angels face a short-term question and a long-term question with Joe Blanton. The short-term question: Does he make his next scheduled start? On the day after Blanton failed to complete six innings for the fourth consecutive start, Angels Manager...