Angels News

  • Angels stay hot, maintain half-game West lead

    Chris Iannetta lofted a Koji Uehara offering to the Green Monster for an RBI double, plating Brennan Boesch for the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth to lead the Angels to a 4-3 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday night at Fenway Park. The American League West-leading Angels are a half-game ahead of the A's, who beat the Mets, 6-2.

  • 'Little guy' Calhoun leaps high to rob home run

    Jered Weaver has been on the mound for at least two of the Angels' best home run robberies. On Tuesday night at Fenway Park, he watched glowingly as right fielder Kole Calhoun saved three runs by taking one away from Brock Holt.

  • Angels: Hamilton receiving plenty of support

    Josh Hamilton isn't old and he isn't hurt, but for some reason, he also isn't right. The Angels left fielder wasn't last year, when he finished with a .250 batting average, 21 homers and 79 RBIs despite getting hot over the final six weeks. He isn't this year, heading into Tuesday's game against the Red Sox on a 5-for-41 slump that dropped his batting average to .263.

  • Halos' Richards out to dominate Boston again

    Angels righty Garrett Richards, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his first career start against the Red Sox earlier this month, faces Boston again Wednesday at Fenway Park. Opposing Richards will be righty Clay Buchholz, who's coming off back-to-back strong outings.

  • Pujols rewarded as Angels win challenge

    Angels first baseman Albert Pujols insisted that umpires turn to replay on a bang-bang play and wound up being right, getting an RBI single and taking away what would've been a phenomenal play by Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks in Tuesday night's game.

  • Halos' Iannetta sees bulk of time behind dish

    Angels catcher Chris Iannetta is having a solid offensive season, and now Hank Conger -- with just two hits since July 22 -- finds himself on the bench most nights.

  • Angels alone in first after beating Red Sox

    The Angels beat the Red Sox, 4-2, at Fenway Park on Monday night, winning for the fifth time in their last six games and moving a half-game ahead of the division-rival A's for the best record in the Majors. It marked the first time since May 15, 2011, that the Angels have had sole possession of first place in the American League West.

  • Angels' Hamilton sits another day

    Angels cleanup hitter Josh Hamilton was out of the starting lineup for a second straight day Monday, with manager Mike Scioscia wanting to give him some extra time to recover from his ongoing slump.

  • Angels lose challenge; Red Sox win theirs

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia burned his challenge early on Monday, when replay officials ruled a call would stand. The Red Sox used their challenge while trailing in the eighth inning and got a call overturned.

  • Shoemaker, Santiago giving Angels a boost

    When it was announced that left-hander Tyler Skaggs would undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery, meaning no safety net in the upper levels of the Angels' farm system, guys like Hector Santiago and Matt Shoemaker were expected to step up in the back end of the rotation. So far, they have.

  • Angels' Thatcher, Green need more time

    Angels reliever Joe Thatcher was hoping to return from a sprained left ankle by Friday, for the start of a three-game weekend series against the A's, but "that may be a little too aggressive," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said from Fenway Park on Monday.

  • Angels' remaining schedule does no favors

    With the grind of the season as intense as ever, the Angels have only two days off the rest of the way, the fewest among playoff contenders.

  • Street, Angels walk away with stunning loss

    Huston Street gave up his first runs as a member of the Angels on Sunday, and it led to his second blown save. Nursing a one-run lead in the ninth, Street gave up a game-tying single to Mike Carp and a long game-winning single to Adam Rosales, leaving his team with a 3-2 loss to the Rangers.

  • Halos' Hamilton sits after rough stretch

    Josh Hamilton went into manager Mike Scioscia's office on Sunday morning and asked for the day off because "I felt like I was spinning my wheels and not really getting anywhere," the Angels' cleanup hitter said.

  • Halos' Trout slumping amid deep counts

    Mike Trout works a lot of deep counts, and that's generally a good trait. It's indicative of his discipline, selectiveness and overall comfort hitting with two strikes. But it's also dangerous, and sometimes, even for a hitter of Trout's caliber, it can lead to slumps.

  • Angels' Wilson finally commanding changeup

    One of few positives in what has so far been a down season for Angels starter C.J. Wilson has been the evolution of his changeup, a pitch he's been toying with the last few years and has finally come into prominence in 2014.

  • Angels' Griffin admires Pujols' 'courage'

    Angels infield coach Alfredo Griffin knows Albert Pujols isn't healthy. He knows the left foot, the one stricken by plantar fasciitis in an injury-shortened 2013 season, isn't 100 percent and never will be -- even if the veteran first baseman won't say anything about it.

  • Angels hang on in Texas, share first place

    It's been a long, uphill climb, but the Angels -- American League West champions five times from 2004-09 -- are finally in first place again. They beat the Rangers, 5-4, for a franchise-record-tying ninth consecutive time on Saturday night, while the A's fell for the sixth time in the last seven games.