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Los Angeles Angels
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.
Here's the bottom line: The Angels beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 Saturday night at Angel Stadium, their 10th win in 11 games, and nudged to within 3 games of the first-place Rangers in the American League West. Now they have a chance for a sweep on Sunday afternoon.
They took advantage of three Texas errors, a mistake by shortstop Elvis Andrus and a fortunate call on a play at the plate to win. Strange, indeed.
"We did a lot of things right to get to a certain point in the game, and then we did as many things as you could to give it back to them," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "We were fortu...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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...
Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz is one strong man. Check out the video below of his homer against the Angels yesterday afternoon in the seventh inning.The pitch he hit off Angels reliever Bobby Cassevah went 484 feet and is the longest home run by a player this season. The two-run homer came on a 3-0 count and gave the Rangers a 5-2 cushion over the Angels.The Rangers went...
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...
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) -- Roy Oswalt threw two scoreless innings in his first minor league start for the Texas Rangers.
Oswalt gave up three hits and a walk while pitching for Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday night against Albuquerque, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The 34-year-old Oswalt, who pitched 11 major league seasons with Houston and Philadelphia, agreed to a minor...
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...
Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton and Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton were selected as the American League and National League players of the month for May, Major League Baseball announced Sunday. Hamilton, who was the 2010 AL MVP, hit 12 home runs in May while hitting .344 with 32 RBIs and 19 runs scored. Hamilton has a .358 batting average this season with 21...
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...
The Texas Rangers already had a pitching surplus, and atop of that they signed free agent Roy Oswalt last week. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports the Rangers will shop right-handed pitchers Scott Feldman and Mark Lowe.
Heyman adds that the Rangers are looking for a right handed hitting outfielder in return. Among the right handed hitting outfielders that could be available we...
Hot News for P Sean Green
Hot News for 1B Brad Hawpe
Matt Harrison won his third straight start, Nelson Cruz hit a long two-run homer and the Texas Rangers beat the streaking Los Angeles Angels 7-3 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
The victory ended a four-game skid by the two-time defending AL champions, who lead the Angels by 4 1/2 games in the West. The clubs play 13 more times during the regular season.
Harrison (7-3) was...
As part of the Nolan Ryan takeover in Texas, Chuck Greenberg was pushed out as Rangers CEO in March 2011. The Pittsburgh native has since been rumored to be interested in buying the Pirates, but owner Bob Nutting reportedly does not have his team on the market.
One club Greenberg does own is the State College Spikes of the New York-Penn League. St. Louis Cardinals fans may be familiar...
Double-A Frisco third baseman Mike Olt crushed a pair of home runs on Friday while the Single-A Hickory Crawdads went deep four times. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action in the Texas Rangers' system.
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.