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Alejandro De Aza
Chicago White Sox
Los Angeles Angels
New York Yankees
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Ervin Santana struck out 11 while pitching seven innings of two-hit ball and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago White Sox 6-2 on Friday night to gain ground in the playoff race.
Mike Trout and Kendrys Morales homered for Los Angeles, which pulled within 3 games of Oakland for the second AL wild card. The Athletics lost 2-1 to the New York Yankees in 10 innings.
Chicago's lead in the AL Central was trimmed to 1 games over second-place Detroit, which had its series opener against Minnesota postponed by rain. White Sox starter Jake Peavy (11-12) gave up five runs and eight hits in five innings.
Alejandro De Aza got the White Sox off to a fast start with a leadoff homer in the first, but Santana (9-12) quickly recovered and retired 21 of his final 23 batters, walking Gordon Beckham with one out in the third and giving up a two-out single to Alexei Ramirez in the fifth.
Ramirez's 11 strikeouts matched a career high and he only walked one while thr...
BEST OF MAXIM
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For all anybody knows, Ervin Santana might be nearing the end of his Angels tenure. There could be one more start on his schedule, maybe two.
If his career in an Angels uniform is indeed about to end, he can be soothed by the fact he's going out with his best stuff.
In a season of inconsistency and unmet expectations, Santana is finishing with a flourish...
Interview Conducted by David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer
What does it take to make a great leader? Where does one gain his/her main experience managing people, especially under pressure? Upon whom does one rely as a manager?
AngelsWin.com recently had the opportunity to ask these questions to the Angels manager, Mike Scioscia. In a rare opportunity, we asked about...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A closed-door meeting in the manager's office is never a good sign, so the fact CJ Wilson spent a considerable amount of time with Angels manager Mike Scioscia on Thursday afternoon probably indicated they had lots to talk about.
It can be assumed Scioscia did most of the talking.
Discounting a start in Texas that was shortened to one-third of an inning because...
Mike Scioscia will return for his 14th season as Los Angeles Angels manager next year, and he called speculation about his job security and alleged uneasy relationship with first-year general manager Jerry Dipoto ''ridiculous.''
Angels owner Arte Moreno told MLB.com in a phone call Saturday that Scioscia would return regardless of what happens in the team's remaining...
Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto will return next season, team owner Arte Moreno said Saturday. "Regardless of what happens the next 11 games, Mike Scioscia will 100 percent return," Moreno told MLB.com. "I have told him. He wants to come back, I want him to come back. He's been the manager of the Angels for 13 years....
By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer
ANAHEIM, CA -- Everyone has a preferred learning style. Teachers talk about
audio-learners, visual-learners, and kinesthetic-learners: students who learn
best by hearing something, seeing something, or doing something. While some
people are multi-modal, most have one dominant learning style.
With that in mind, one interesting...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Dan Haren earned his first win at home in more than a month, Mark Trumbo capped a four-run first inning with a two-run single and the Los Angeles Angels beat the White Sox 4-2 on Saturday night, trimming Chicago's AL Central lead to a half-game over Detroit.
Haren (12-11) allowed two runs and six hits in six-plus innings, struck out four and walked one...
Dan Haren earned his first win at home in more than a month, Mark Trumbo capped a four-run first inning with a two-run single and the Los Angeles Angels beat the White Sox 4-2 on Saturday night, trimming Chicago's AL Central lead to a half-game over Detroit.
Haren (12-11) allowed two runs and six hits in six-plus innings, struck out four and walked one for his first win in Anaheim...
Back in July, Torii Hunter mentioned that he wanted to return to the Angels next season or join the Yankees, Rangers or Dodgers. The Dodgers are no longer an option with an outfield of Matt Kemp Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford, but the Yankees and Rangers could potentially be options.
But Hunter is not shy about telling people where he wants to be next season as he told Alden Gonzalez...
Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Angels closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, and the Texas Rangers dealt yet another blow to Los Angeles' fading playoff hopes with a 3-1 victory Thursday night.
Yu Darvish (16-9) held the Angels to four hits and struck out nine in a scintillating eight-inning duel with Zack Greinke, who gave up five hits and struck out...
To quote John McClane, "How can the same **** happen to the same guy twice?"
Aside from the fact that this game might very well spell the end of the Angels' season, the only thing that anyone is going to remember this game for is Mike Scioscia once again pulling Zack Greinke during a great start in favor of Ernesto Frieri. The same Ernesto Frieri who spoiled...
The Angels are messing with baseball's narrative. National writers want so badly to get on to the business of celebrating the A's and Orioles (and to be fair they have been quite remarkable), but the Angels simply will not go away. Didn't anyone tell them their shot at the playoffs is over? Why do they insist on just hanging around on the fringes with something akin...
This is a weird time of the season. Over the course of today I was routing for the Red Sox, Yankees and Mariners. This is the kind of thing that makes a Halo fan break out in hives. But in order for the Angels to make the playoffs, we all have to get a little dirty with our set of bedfellows. But non of it matters if the Angels don't take care of their own business. Tonight...