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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- John Jaso hit a two-run homer and an RBI double for Seattle, and the Los Angeles Angels wasted a golden chance to get within one game of an AL wild-card spot with a 9-4 loss to the Mariners on Thursday.
Vernon Wells and Alberto Callaspo drove in early runs for the Angels (86-70), who had won five straight and an AL-best 16 of 23 in September before stumbling in their regular-season home finale.
Los Angeles remained stuck two games behind Oakland (88-68), which lost 9-7 at Texas, with six games to play. The Angels also fell three games back of idle Baltimore (89-67), the wild card leaders.
Hisashi Iwakuma (8-5) pitched six innings of seven-hit ball, and the Mariners avoided a series sweep by scoring six runs against the Los Angeles bullpen, which held them hitless Tuesday.
Seattle took charge in a four-run seventh inning against the Angels' inconsistent bullpen, with Garrett Richards walking in a run and giving up run-scoring drives to Kyle Seager, Jes...
BEST OF MAXIM
John Jaso hit a two-run homer and an RBI double for Seattle, and the Los Angeles Angels wasted a golden chance to get within one game of an AL wild-card spot with a 9-4 loss to the Mariners on Thursday.
Vernon Wells and Alberto Callaspo drove in early runs for the Angels (86-70), who had won five straight and an AL-best 16 of 23 in September before stumbling in their regular-season...
FIGHT THE POWER
Dan Haren is upset with the timing and content of a recent media report that talked about his potential future with the Angels.
There is no debate about the American League's Rookie of the Year this season. That award will go to Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout. However, the Angels have players involved in the debates surrounding the AL's other major awards -- MVP and Cy Young. Trout has been the leading MVP candidate for most of the second half, bidding to join Fred Lynn (1975) and...
Mathematically, the Angels still have a chance. Realistically, they have no illusions about the difficulty of advancing to the playoffs with only a handful of games left.
But there's still life, if only just a little. If they play as well as they did Friday night in Arlington, Texas, they'll have no reason to mourn their finish should they fall short.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Torii Hunter's RBI singles tied it in the seventh inning and ended it in the ninth, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied to keep pace in the AL wild-card race with their fifth consecutive victory, 4-3 over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.
Erick Aybar had an early two-run double before Hunter ended it for the Angels (86-69), who remained two games...
Torii Hunter's RBI singles tied it in the seventh inning and ended it in the ninth, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied to keep pace in the AL wild-card race with their fifth consecutive victory, 4-3 over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.
Erick Aybar had an early two-run double before Hunter ended it for the Angels (86-69), who remained two games behind Oakland (88-67...
Baseball at this time of the year is an exhausting experience. Outside of the emotional investment that comes with rooting on your favorite team as the cling to their playoff lives like so much cooked spaghetti, there's the added outpouring of emotion into games that can affect the playoff situaiton. Never have I cared more for teams to evicerate the Orioles and Athletics than...
There's only seven games left in the season, right? Good, because I don't think my heart can take much more of this and that is before we even try and factor in the cardiac arrest-inducing tightrope walk that is a standard C.J. Wilson.
Leave it to the Angels to mix in some drama in what was almost a must-win game considering that the Orioles and Athletics (and the Rays...
I was watching the Mariners play the Angels Tuesday night, and unlike the majority of Mariners games, this was one I was glad I took the time to see. As my Mariners interests are concerned, I got to see Justin Smoak drill a couple dingers, continuing what’s been for him a rather torrid September. As my general baseball interests are concerned, I got to see the Mariners strike out...
No pitcher’s starts leave me with more questions than Zack Greinke‘s. Everybody knows he can be great — see his dominant 2009, the second half of 2011 — but he doesn’t always live up to the hype or the peripherals — 2010, the first half of 2011. When he’s on, he’s nearly impossible to hit; when he’s off, it’s nearly impossible to tell why. Consider his 2011:May...
Receiver Torii Hunter Jr. of Prosper (Texas) High committed to Notre Dame on Saturday, and FOX Sports caught up with his father, Torii Sr., of the Anaheim Angels for comment on the decision.
Scott Kazmir’s final start of the season wasn’t run to write home about about; 4.2 innings, two earned runs, three hits, six walks, three strikeouts. But considering this is the final start of his comeback season, the fact that he is on the mound getting professional hitters out is something to write home about.
Last year, after only one start with the Los Angeles Angels...
The Oakland A’s have put together a remarkable run in 2012. They have six more games to make that remarkable run even more memorable, as Oakland returns home to face the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers while clinging to a slim lead in the Wild Card race.
Ryan Dempster does not enjoy facing the Angels. In his first appearance as a Ranger, he gave up eight runs in 4.2 innings to LAA. In his second round with the Angels, he only lasted 3.1 innings, giving up five runs in that time.
At least he lasted a little longer tonight, but his luck really wasn’t any better.
Dempster pitched just 5.2 innings, and gave up four runs on seven...
I could say that I've had cold fingers, but I've been writing about other things as needed. Sometimes there are things I just can't say. The last several weeks nothing seems to come off my fingers about the Angels. Not here or anywhere: not on message boards or doodles on my calendar, It could be that my fingers are struggling between messages from my head...