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 ...

Pujols goes yard three times in doubleheader sweep

Jul 21, 2015

Pujols goes yard three times in doubleheader sweep

Although Albert Pujols doesn’t much care for celebrations outside of October, he smiled and stood still when Mike Trout and Erick Aybar ran up and doused him with two postgame buckets of ice and liquid. After a landmark night even by this prolific power ...

Trout puts on big show against Yankees

Jun 30, 2015

Trout puts on big show against Yankees

Chris Young simply threw up his hands when Mike Trout sprinted back and made his second remarkable catch of the night, robbing him of another sure run-scoring hit. From his glove to his bat to his feet, the New York Yankees were powerless to ...

Angels cool on Hamilton

Apr 11, 2015

Angels cool on Hamilton

Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno isn’t certain Josh Hamilton will play for the team again after his latest relapse into substance abuse. Moreno also said the outfielder’s contract contains language protecting the team against a relapse by Hamilton, apparently contradicting his previous statements. ...

Santana gets 80-game ban for using steroid

Apr 4, 2015

Santana gets 80-game ban for using steroid

The Minnesota Twins spent $55 million on Ervin Santana to bring some much-needed talent and experience to their beleaguered starting rotation. Now, thanks to an 80-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance, the Twins will be without their biggest offseason acquisition for ...

Hamilton sidelined after shoulder surgery

Feb 5, 2015

Hamilton sidelined after shoulder surgery

Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton could be out for two months after surgery on his right shoulder, putting in doubt his availability for opening day. The Angels said Hamilton had the operation Wednesday to repair his AC joint. Hamilton’s shoulder has been bothering ...