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What is with the Angels getting screwed over on blown calls on tag plays involving Dee Gordon?  Last June, the Dodgers stole a victory from the Halos on a bad call on a play at the plate where Dee Gordon was called safe despite the video evidence to the contrary.  Tonight, it happened again, only at second base this time. While the call in last year's game was debatable, tonight...

Top Cardinals draft pick signs contract

Michael Wacha, the St. Louis Cardinals' top pick in the draft, visited Busch Stadium after he signed his contract earlier Thursday. The right-pitcher from Texas A&M was the No. 19 overall pick in the draft. Wacha was taken with the pick the Cardinals earned as compensation from the Angels for the free-agent departure of Albert Pujols over the winter. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound...

Pujols, Trout keep it going for Angels

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly rolled the dice and Albert Pujols made him pay. The Angels had Mike Trout on second base representing the go-ahead run in the ninth inning with Pujols at the plate and first base open, but Mattingly decided against walking him and pitching to cleanup hitter Mark Trumbo. Pujols muscled a broken-bat single into left field with two outs in the top of...

Angels 3, Dodgers 2

Albert Pujols had a tiebreaking single with two outs in the top of the ninth inning off Kenley Jansen, lifting the Los Angeles Angels to 3-2 victory over the Dodgers on Monday night. The Angels rallied from an early 2-0 deficit. Mike Trout homered in the fourth inning off Dodgers starter Chris Capuano and added an RBI single in the sixth to tie it. He then scored the go-ahead run...

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