Royals finish Angels to advance to ALCS

Oct 6, 2014

Royals finish Angels to advance to ALCS

Almost an hour had passed, and the postgame party had moved from the field to the Kansas City clubhouse, where victory champagne was once again flowing. Yet as sheets of rain fell at Kauffman Stadium, thousands of celebrating Royals fans refused to leave. They ...

Hosmer home run in 11th carries Royals past Angels

Oct 4, 2014

Hosmer home run in 11th carries Royals past Angels

Eric Hosmer got his souvenir home run ball back while he stood on the field for a postgame interview, Angel Stadium’s silence broken only by a small band of blue-clad fans chanting “Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!” Hosmer savored the moment, realizing that almost nobody expected ...

Moustakas lifts K.C.

Oct 3, 2014

Moustakas lifts K.C.

When Mike Moustakas smacked a high fly into right field in the 11th inning, the Kansas City Royals’ No. 9 hitter had no idea whether it had enough juice to get out of the Big A. “I knew I hit it pretty good, but ...

Morrison HR lifts M's in 9th

Sep 19, 2014

Morrison HR lifts M's in 9th

Logan Morrison felt no weight on his shoulders from the Seattle Mariners’ two-game offensive drought and teetering playoff hopes when he stepped to the plate with two outs in the ninth inning of a scoreless game. “Nerve-wracking? Are you kidding me?” he asked. “This ...

Timely hits carry Angels

Aug 19, 2014

Timely hits carry Angels

Kevin Jepsen hadn’t earned a save in nearly two years. He certainly deserved this one, after a clutch strikeout of Boston bopper David Ortiz. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hit consecutive RBI doubles, and the Los Angeles Angels extended their AL West lead with ...

Pujols belts game-winning home run in 19th inning

Aug 10, 2014

Pujols belts game-winning home run in 19th inning

After the Los Angeles Angels stranded 16 runners through 18 innings — including nine in scoring position — Albert Pujols provided the biggest blow with no one on. Pujols homered leading off the 19th inning, and the Angels outlasted the Boston Red Sox 5-4 ...

Haren, Dodgers edge Angels

Aug 7, 2014

Haren, Dodgers edge Angels

After the cumulative disaster of his last five starts, Dan Haren didn’t spare a thought for his potential perfect game when he took the mound in the sixth inning. “I’ve just been trying to have a perfect inning,” Haren said. Haren and Kenley Jansen ...

Richards leads Angels to win

Jul 12, 2014

Richards leads Angels to win

MLB Angels 3 Rangers 0 Pitching with a chip on his shoulder, Garrett Richards succeeded Friday night in displaying what the American League All-Star team will be missing next Tuesday in Minneapolis. The right-hander allowed five hits over seven innings to extend his personal ...

Kuroda solid on mound as Yankees edge Angels on late HR

May 7, 2014

Kuroda solid on mound as Yankees edge Angels on late HR

Hiroki Kuroda had his best start of the season but wasn’t involved in the decision as the New York Yankees edged the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Tuesday. Kuroda allowed just one earned run on five hits in 7⅔-innings, striking out eight without issuing ...

Darvish gets plenty of support in victory

May 5, 2014

Darvish gets plenty of support in victory

Prince Fielder fought his way out of a slump just the way manager Ron Washington predicted he would — by driving the ball where no shift could get in the way. Fielder had a pair of RBI doubles to end a drought of 39 ...

Yankees edge Angels

Apr 28, 2014

Yankees edge Angels

The Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka struggled with his command on Sunday night but still held the high-scoring Los Angeles Angels to two earned runs in 6⅓ innings as New York came from behind to win 3-2 at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka, who entered the game with ...

Murphy, Betances help Yanks rebound with win over Angels

Apr 27, 2014

Murphy, Betances help Yanks rebound with win over Angels

John Ryan Murphy spent a while in the minors catching Dellin Betances, hoping they could someday contribute on a higher level. On Saturday, they teamed up in a major way. Murphy hit his first big league homer and drove in three runs, Betances earned ...