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Jered Weaver won his seventh straight start to tie a career-best, Mike Trout and Torii Hunter homered, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 11-6 victory Wednesday.
The Angels won the rubber game of the three-game series without slugger Albert Pujols, who missed his second game of the season because of a bruised right elbow.
Weaver (13-1) threw 101 pitches over five innings, allowing two runs and three hits while his AL-leading ERA rose from 2.20 to 2.27 because of Billy Butler's two-run homer in the fifth.
Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar (6-9) was ejected in the fourth inning by plate umpire Bob Davidson after hitting Trout - immediately following a homer by Bobby Wilson that gave the Angels an 8-0 lead.
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Outfielder Torii Hunter turned 37 years old earlier this month, but he has been playing like a much younger man over the last six weeks. "I wouldn't say (Hunter looks) rejuvenated because I don't know that I've ever seen Torii really down," manager Mike Scioscia said. "There's a frustration factor with every player and Torii certainly has it when...
Los Angeles caught lightning in a bottle with the addition of rookie Mike Trout earlier this season. Now the team will look to do the same with the addition of Jean Segura. Back in November, I ranked the rookie as the club’s fourth-best prospect entering the this season.
The middle infield prospect was promoted to the majors for the first time in his pro career after starting shortstop...
ANAHEIM, Calif. In the ever-changing state of the Angels pitching rotation, the only sure thing is Jered Weaver.
Everything else is in flux.
This was never more clear than Wednesday morning when manager Mike Scioscia announced that troubled right-hander Ervin Santana will not pitch Friday as expected and that it's possible Jerome Williams could start next week against the...
They are not words Los Angeles Angels fans are eager to hear. "We're not putting a specific date on it right now," manager Mike Scioscia said of outfielder Vernon Wells' imminent return. "But he's close, there's no doubt, and he's getting closer." Wells went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run Tuesday night in his fifth game on a rehab assignment...
Mike DiGiovanna, Los Angeles Angels beat writer for Los Angeles Times, tweeted this afternoon that the Angels are looking for a left-handed relief pitcher and Jose Mijares of the Kansas City Royals is on their radar.
#Angels would like to add LH reliever. Among those they've expressed interest in are #Royals' Jose Mijares and #Cardinals' Marc Rzepczynski.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Los Angeles slugger Albert Pujols was not in the starting lineup for Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Kansas City Royals, after getting hit on the right elbow by a pitch he swung at the previous night.
It was only the second time this season that the three-time NL MVP didn't start, either at first base or as the designated hitter.
Torii Hunter left the Notre Dame campus surprised by what he’d seen. IrishEyes.com caught up with Hunter for his thoughts about his visit and more.
Receiver Torii Hunter of Prosper (Texas) High is making visits this week, and on Thursday he will be on Notre Dame campus. He spoke with IrishEyes.com about what he is expecting to see during the trip.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Will Smith pitched two-hit ball over seven innings in the longest of his five major league starts, Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run homer in the first, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Smith (2-3) allowed a run, struck out four and walked four against the club that drafted him in 2007 and traded him to Kansas City in...
By Rob Goldman - AngelsWin.com Historical Writer
Angel publicist Irv Kaze knew it was Bo the moment he laid eyes on him—the swagger, the shades, and that slicked backed hair. Bo was easy to spot in a crowd, even at Los Angeles International Airport. It was Belinsky. Had to be. His reputation preceded him. For an entire month, the rookie pitcher had driven management crazy...
In his first year as general manager of the Angels, Jerry Dipoto has proven to be aggressive and effective on the trade and free agency market. He's also shown that he is an ever-smiling fountain of energy and positivity. But underneath that facade, it turns out he is a cagey bastard who deftly uses his charm to give interview after interview of nothing but empty platitudes...
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