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  • Mike Trout's grand slam highlights Angels' 15-3 rout of Cubs

    Mike Trout's grand slam highlights Angels' 15-3 rout of Cubs
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- One of baseball's best players picked up right where he left off last season. Mike Trout hit a grand slam and drove in five runs to lead the Angels to a 15-3 rout of the Chicago Cubs in their Cactus League opener Friday. "Mike's got...
  • 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 not keep Joe Blanton in their bullpen

    Angels might not keep Joe Blanton in their bullpen
    The Angels plan to use six starters in Cactus League games, Manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday. That breakdown: the projected rotation of Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs and Hector Santiago, with Joe Blanton getting his...
  • Angels' Albert Pujols is confident about returning to form

    Angels' Albert Pujols is confident about returning to form
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels might be all about Mike Trout this and Mike Trout that, but Albert Pujols scoffed at the suggestion that he might be motivated by all that Trout has accomplished. "I don't need to compare with anybody, buddy," Pujols said...
  • When it comes to rules, sometimes they play the odds

    When it comes to rules, sometimes they play the odds
    The Lakers were down to five healthy and eligible players Wednesday night when center Robert Sacre picked up his sixth personal foul, fueling hope for a struggling Cleveland team that it would play the final 31/2 minutes with a man advantage. It was...
  • Arizona's SB 1062 is vetoed as leagues make their position clear

     Arizona's SB 1062 is vetoed as leagues make their position clear
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — By design, the pulse of spring training beats slowly. That's why, in the world's current era of discontent and vitriol, it has become even more appealing. It would be nice to think that everything going on is right before us,...
  • Angels' Jered Weaver, Garrett Richards are thinking finesse, not speed

    Angels' Jered Weaver, Garrett Richards are thinking finesse, not speed
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Jered Weaver was just like Garrett Richards a few years back, a young buck with the mound bravado that often accompanies a 95-mph fastball. "I had that at one point," said Weaver, the 31-year-old right-hander who has been the Angels...
  • Angels strike out during first try of new instant-replay system

    Angels strike out during first try of new instant-replay system
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Angels put baseball's new instant-replay system or, to be more precise, a crude facsimile of what will be used in the regular season, to the test for the first time Monday at Salt River Fields. It did not go well, with...
  • L.A. coaches get punked; why the Dodgers lost the NLCS to St. Louis

    L.A. coaches get punked; why the Dodgers lost the NLCS to St. Louis
    As the old TV series used to say, there are a million stories in the naked city. We'll touch on each in just a few sentences. Here goes: • Ben Howland coaches UCLA to a regular season Pac-12 basketball title and gets punked by Bruins brass. Vinny...
  • Angels hire Dave Hansen as assistant hitting coach

    Angels hire Dave Hansen as assistant hitting coach
    New Angels hitting coach Don Baylor will have no shortage of input as he looks for ways to improve the team’s offense next season. The Angels on Wednesday hired Dave Hansen as an assistant hitting coach, adding a second former major league hitting...
  • Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox, Joe Torre elected to baseball Hall of Fame

    Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox, Joe Torre elected to baseball Hall of Fame
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox  and Joe Torre -- three of baseball’s most decorated managers -- were unanimously selected Monday for induction to the Hall of Fame. The announcement sets the stage for what could be one of the...