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Scott Downs didn't make the American League All-Star team and wasn't picked as a candidate for the fans' final vote to select the last member of the American League squad. That went to his Angels bullpen mate, Ernesto Frieri.
In a way, that's a shame. Downs could make a good case for himself based on the season he's having.
Downs is one of those guys who works in relative anonymity in the bullpen. He's played for four teams in 11 years (including the long-deceased Montreal Expos) and has never approached All-Star status.
Closers become stars. Downs, 36, is just a left-handed reliever, a situational pitcher whose primary job is to get out left-handed hitters. He's done that and more this season.
In the Angels' 3-0 win over the Cleveland Indians, Downs picked up the final six outs to save the game for starter Jered Weaver, whose seven shutout innings lowered his ERA to an American League-leading 2.13.
Downs did it impressively, coming into the gam...
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Angels All-Star center fielder Mike Trout has been scratched from the starting lineup because of a bruised right pinky.
Trout, who entered Monday's game leading the AL with a .339 average, hurt his finger diving back to second base in Sunday's game at Toronto. Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia said the rookie had trouble gripping the bat during early batting practice and...
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is scheduled to sit out Monday's game because of a sore right pinkie finger. It's the first time he hasn't started a game since May 7. Trout jammed the pinkie while sliding headfirst into second base on Sunday. He hit a home run later in the game, but his finger was sore Monday. Trout, 20, is listed as day to day, and manager...
Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia was ejected in the sixth inning of Sunday's game against Toronto for arguing with plate umpire James Hoye.
Scioscia was left furious after Toronto's Brett Lawrie crashed into Angels catcher John Hester on a close play at the plate, with Lawrie appearing to lift his forearms just prior to the collision and striking Hester across the...
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Dan Haren admitted to reporters after his recent poor outing on Tuesday that he has been suffering from back pain. Haren is in the midst of his worst season in the Majors, with a 6-7 record and 4.53 ERA. He lasted just four and a third innings against the Indians on Tuesday, while giving up six earned runs on nine hits.
Haren is set to be examined when the team returns to Los Angeles...
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What a shocker. Dan Haren stunk up the joint... again. Only this time he admitted after the start that his back was bothering him... still.
I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.
All along, the most probable explanation for his poor performance has been recurrence (assuming they ever actually went away) of his lower back pain. Now Danny will be heading back to Anaheim...
After Jered Weaver demonstrated once again his dominance at Progressive Field, now it's Dan Haren's turn to do the same.
The struggling Haren brings in the third-lowest ERA among pitchers with at least five starts at the Cleveland stadium as the Los Angeles Angels continue a three-game set against the Indians on Tuesday night.
Los Angeles (45-35) opened this series Monday...
Despite having missed three weeks with a back injury, Jered Weaver has made a good case in his last two outings to start the All-Star game for the American League.
A visit to Cleveland has the chance to improve those odds.
Weaver looks to win his third straight start overall and remain unbeaten at Progressive Field when the Los Angeles Angels open a three-game series against the...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jered Weaver carried a shutout into the eighth inning, squirming out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh, to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Weaver (9-1) allowed five singles, struck out two and remained unbeaten in Cleveland. He's 5-0 with 1.52 ERA in eight career starts at Progressive Field. Scott Downs...
This just in – Angels starter Jered Weaver is good at baseball. This also just in – the Indians offense struggles from time to time.
Sometimes you sit back and watch a game and have to just chalk it up to being dominated by a great pitcher. That was certainly the case last night as Weaver completely befuddled the Tribe for six innings. But in the seventh, with the Indians trailing...
Mark Trumbo of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim joins Rob and Amy to discuss being selected for his first appearance in the MLB All-Star Game and his participation in the Home Run Derby.