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C.J. Wilson pitched six scoreless innings against his former teammates, Alberto Callaspo singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh and the surging Los Angeles Angels beat Texas 3-2 Saturday night to pull within 31/2 games of the AL West-leading Rangers.
Bobby Cassevah (1-0) got two outs for the victory, the Angels' 10th in 11 games. Ernesto Friere, the fifth Angels pitcher, worked 1 1-3 innings for his fourth save in as four chances after the Rangers scored an unearned run in the eighth against Scott Downs.
Friere ended it by striking out Josh Hamilton with the bases loaded after an 11-pitch walk to Ian Kinsler and a throwing error by Gold Glove shortstop Erick Aybar on a routine grounder by Elvis Andrus kept the inning alive.
The Rangers have lost four straight for the first time since a five-game stretch last June, which was their longest skid of 2011.
Aybar, robbed of a home run by center fielder Craig Gentry in the third, led off the Angels' two-run seventh with a...
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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Mike Trout has been votedAmerican League Rookie of the Monthfor May.Thismarks the first monthly rookie honor for the Halos since Robb Quinlan won the award in July 2004.
Trout batted .324 (35-for-108) with six doubles, two triples, five homers, 11 walks, 16 RBI, 21 runs scored and eight stolen basesin 27 games during May, and led all qualifying...
C.J. Wilson is the latest Major League Baseball player to promote the Victoria’s Secret PINK line of female fan gear. The Angels pitcher joined model, Elsa Hosk, at the PINK Fashion Island Store in Newport Beach. The event celebrated the first PINK Store opening in Southern California. Wilson follows in the footsteps of Marlins outfielder, Logan Morrison and Blue Jays third baseman...
By Andre Castillo - AngelsWin.com Columnist
Most Valuable Angels: Pitchers
Welcome back everyone to Inside the Numbers. This week we’ll look
at the most valuable pitchers on the Angels staff, using Fangraphs.com’s Wins
Above Replacement (WAR) metric.
Name - WAR
1.<span style="font: 7.0pt "Times New Roman";"> Jered Weaver...
ANAHEIM, Calif. It looks like we're finally going to have a race in the American League West.
The Angels and Texas Rangers have played six times this season, and so far all they've determined is that they stand on equal ground. Each team has won three games, but they've really just begun.
There are still 13 games left between them, including six meetings in 13 days...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- C.J. Wilson pitched six scoreless innings against his former teammates, Alberto Callaspo singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh and the surging Los Angeles Angels beat Texas 3-2 Saturday night to pull within 3 games of the AL West-leading Rangers.
Bobby Cassevah (1-0) got two outs for the victory, the Angels' 10th in 11 games. Ernesto Friere, the...
With Weaver hitting the DL we are guaranteed a new number one in the rankings! Will it be the big bad Trumbomber or the Trout that Saved Anaheim?
As always, the rankings are based on a player's overall season performance with a weight on recent performance.
+1Last Week: 2
Mark Trumbo - The Legend of the Trumbomber grows with...
ANAHEIM, Calif. Even the strangest, most inexplicable games are going the Angels' way.
This wouldn't have happened when things were going badly, but it's happening now. Opposing teams make mistakes and pay a price; the Angels make mistakes and find a way to survive.
Their karma is running good right now. Even a bad play here and there doesn't hurt them.
Two months into the season, the Angels finally let the Texas Rangers know they are here.
While the Rangers got off to the best start in baseball, the Angels struggled through one of the most disappointing six-week stretches to start a season in franchise history. They finally came to life in late May. But the revival was built on wins against AL West also-rans Oakland and Seattle...
Outfielders Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals were named American League and National League rookies of the month, Major League Baseball announced Sunday. Trout batted .324 with five homers, 16 RBIs and eight stolen bases in May, when he had 11 multi-hit games. Overall, he is hitting .315 with five homers and 19 RBIs after being called...
By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer
There’s nothing like coming to the ballpark, especially when the Angels are winning. The mood is better. The hot dogs are tastier. The drinks are more refreshing.
With the Angels preparing to sweep the Rangers, the mood everywhere is much better. It’s spread throughout the clubhouse and into all aspects of the stadium. It’s...
The LA Angels and the Texas Rangers have one of the most intense budding rivalries in all of sports. The two teams have spent the last few years slugging it out for supremacy in the AL West. They've talked trash. They've gotten in brawls. And now... THEY ARE MILKING COWS!!!!
Yes, that's right, that was Angel rookie outfielder Kole Calhoun going up against Texas...
Aaaaaaaaand, no sweep for the Angels. Aw, shucks. That's too bad. It sure would've been nice, but it just wasn't meant to be.
Even without the sweep, this series was still a resounding success for the Halos. Obviously, they won the series, but the big thing they did was get in the Rangers' heads. Not only did Texas play some self-admittedly tight baseball...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Mike Trout hit an RBI triple in the sixth inning and a tiebreaking two-run single in the seventh, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
Jerome Williams (5-3) allowed two runs and seven hits over seven innings and struck out four against the AL West leaders.
The Angels won for the ninth time in 11 games.
Texas Rangers (31-21) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (27-26) Pitching Probables: TEX – Yu Darvish (7-2, 3.25 ERA) LAA – CJ Wilson (6-4, 2.77 ERA) Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West, MLB Network...
The three most recent press releases to appear at MLB.com:
Bryce Harper and Mike Trout being the best rookies in baseball? Predictable. Preordained, even. Jim Johnson having a 0.78 ERA and a 17-for-17 record in save opportunities? Not as predictable. Both are why we watch.