Iwakuma shines in short-notice outing

Apr 23, 2016

Iwakuma shines in short-notice outing

Hisashi Iwakuma got the assignment a day earlier than he expected because Felix Hernandez was scratched with a case of the flu. The right-hander responded with a clutch performance, pitching eight strong innings Friday night, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels ...

Twins snap losing streak

Apr 16, 2016

Twins snap losing streak

Park Byung-ho finally had a chance to celebrate with the Minnesota Twins. The wait was so long even the stoic slugger let down his guard. The Twins became the last team in the major leagues to win this season, after Park drove in the ...

Pujols' walk-off single lifts Angels

Apr 8, 2016

Pujols' walk-off single lifts Angels

Albert Pujols’ first RBI of the season came at a very opportune time for the Los Angeles Angels. Pujols delivered a bases-loaded single with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Angels their first victory, a 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers ...

Dodgers' Maeda sharp in final start of spring

Apr 2, 2016

Dodgers' Maeda sharp in final start of spring

Kenta Maeda was sharp in his final preseason tuneup on Friday, throwing four innings for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 5-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. Pitching for the first time at Dodger Stadium, his new home park, Maeda allowed two runs ...

Feb 19, 2016

Angels don't expect Pujols for opener

The Los Angeles Angels are preparing to start the regular season without injured slugger Albert Pujols. Manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday the three-time NL MVP is doing some swinging, but still faces a long recovery following November surgery on his right foot. Scioscia said ...

Nov 10, 2015

Pujols undergoes foot surgery

Angels slugger Albert Pujols is recovering after having surgery to repair the planter plate in his right foot. The team announced Monday that Pujols is expected to resume full baseball activities in 4½ months, which would be late in spring training. The surgery was ...

Rangers clinch title on last day of season

Oct 5, 2015

Rangers clinch title on last day of season

First-year manager Jeff Banister stood in a corner of the Texas Rangers clubhouse watching players celebrate, with champagne spraying all over the place. A year after their 95 losses were the most in the American League, two months after they were still eight games ...

Angels boost playoff hopes

Sep 29, 2015

Angels boost playoff hopes

David Murphy looked around at the loaded bases, the drawn-in infield and the left-handed Oakland pitcher on the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning of a crucial game for the Los Angeles Angels’ playoff hopes. Murphy saw nothing but a chance to ...

Montero powers M's to win

Sep 17, 2015

Montero powers M's to win

Jesus Montero provided the big blow for Seattle, continuing to get the best of Jered Weaver. But Kyle Seager was the one responsible for knocking Weaver out of the game by getting hit. Montero hit a three-run homer, and Seager’s jawing with Weaver eventually ...

Verlander takes no-hit bid into ninth against Angels

Aug 27, 2015

Verlander takes no-hit bid into ninth against Angels

Justin Verlander leaned forward a bit, hoping this line drive would land foul. Then he arched his back in disappointment when the ball hit the line, kicking up chalk on its way to the left-field corner. Verlander lost a bid for his third no-hitter ...

Astros sweep rival Angels

Jul 31, 2015

Astros sweep rival Angels

Few expected the Houston Astros to be contenders entering this season. Perhaps fewer still can doubt that they have become exactly that. Jason Castro hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Astros a 3-0 victory and a ...

Angels keep win streak alive

Jul 23, 2015

Angels keep win streak alive

Huston Street had to wait two weeks between his 299th and 300th saves, partly because of a minor groin injury and partly because of the All-Star break. But mostly because his Los Angeles Angels have been so good that they barely needed their closer ...