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C.J. Wilson won his awaited Angels debut with seven smooth innings, giving Los Angeles all the boost it needed to beat the Twins 5-1 on Monday and spoil Minnesota's home opener.
Wilson (1-0) allowed three hits while striking out five, giving up only one fly ball, a home run by Josh Willingham. Wilson, who struck out Joe Mauer twice, had a 2-0 lead before he even touched the mound, after Torii Hunter's single and Bobby Abreu's double drove in first-inning runs against Nick Blackburn.
Albert Pujols didn't get a ball out of the infield in four at-bats, but he reached on a fielder's choice, hustled from first to third on a single to center and scored the Angels' first run. Pujols is 3 for 14 through four games, with one run batted in.
Blackburn (0-1) was charged with five runs over six innings, but he recorded 15 straight outs in one stretch and surrendered just five hits, a decent first start after two straight rough seasons.
The fact that Wilson, who went 3...
BEST OF MAXIM
MINNEAPOLIS In the miserable heat of summer, the temperatures in Arlington, Texas, typically rise as the afternoon gets longer.
In the early spring of Minneapolis, it's just darn cold.
Angels pitcher CJ Wilson was born and reared in Orange County, pitched seven seasons in Arlington for the Texas Rangers and got a primer on hot-weather cities as he worked his way through the...
Angels' Starting Line-up:
The Angels bounced back nicely
after losing two consecutive games this past weekend as they beat the
Minnesota Twins 5-1 in front of 39,414 at Target Field on Monday. C.J.
Wilson took the mound for the Halos...
By Scott Stedman - AngelsWin.com Prospect Reporter
Salt Lake Bees:
Trevor Bell was very sharp for the Bees in 8-2 win. Bell worked 5.2 shutout innings, punching out 4 and walking 3. David Carpenter worked the 8th and 9th innings, and set down 6 hitters in a row with 1 strikeout. Including last season, Carpenter has pitched 21.2 scoreless innings in a row. Meanwhile, Mike...
By Brian Waller, AngelsWin.com Columnist
<span style="font-family: "Times New Roman", "serif"; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";">To be quite honest I wasn’t planning on writing anything other than the game recap for the Angels/Twins game but then it occurred to me what day today was, it was April...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Baseball is not always a thinking man's game, and maybe that's why Vernon Wells is already struggling for the Angels. He's 2 for 14, has struck out five times and comes to the ballpark every day unsure if he's in the starting lineup.
Baseball is a game where you're better off reacting -- see a pitch, hit it. Players often like to tinker with their...
It took two surgeries and nearly two years but Kendrys Morales has finally returned to the Angels lineup.
"We feel good for Kendrys because we know what a struggle it's been for him," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of Morales' long but -- finally -- successful -- comeback from a fractured left ankle suffered on May 29, 2010.
"To see him come back and just...
They say that the more things change the more things stay the same. For the Angels in 2012, that adage rings particularly true through the first series of the season.
Royals 7, Angels 3
The Angels have a new slugger in Albert Pujols and a new old slugger in Kendrys Morales. The Angels have a new catcher. The Angels have a new set of high expectations.
The Angels still can...
The first Angel Player Power Rankings of the season are here! We may only be three games into the season, but it is already pretty apparent which players are deserving of praise (that Pujols guy) and which aren't (that Wells guy).
As always, the rankings are based on a player's overall season performance with a weight on recent performance.
Although opening day was a thrill, the opening weekend of the season didn't go the way the Los Angeles Angels hoped.
With 159 games and nine more seasons left on Albert Pujols' contract, nobody is terribly worried about it just yet.
Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler homered and drove in three runs apiece, and the Royals beat the Angels 7-3 Sunday, taking two straight victories...
This is exactly the kind of game the offense needed to get the ball rolling on getting this offense together. The 1st inning of the game is exactly what we needed to see out of the Angels to give us some piece of mind that this offense can and will perform. There were some bright positives with the offense in today's game, as well as some glaring negatives (I'm looking at...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler homered and drove in three runs apiece, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 Sunday, taking two of three in their season-opening series.
Jonathan Sanchez (1-0) survived through five innings to win his first start with the Royals, who dampened the revamped Angels' much-hyped home debut with two victories...
Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Kendrys Morales went 4-for-4 with a double and two runs in a 6-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals. The four hits lifted his season’s batting average to .714 (5-for-7). Some victories are not just won on the scoreboard, though. Morales’ victory is finally being back on the field and producing.
Line: 4 AB | 2 R | 4 H | 0 RBI; 2B
My fantasy perspective...
Kansas City Royals (1-1) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (1-1)
Pitching Probables: KC – Jonathan Sanchez (0-0, -.-- ERA) LAA – Ervin Santana (0-0, -.-- ERA)
Game Info: 12:35 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830 AM
This is going to be quite the interesting Easter for the Angels and their fans. While most...