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Bob Melvin has little to explain about Oakland's losses the past two days: Four hits in two games is not going to amount to much.
Jarrod Parker had his strongest outing yet for the Athletics in a 3-1, 11-inning defeat to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday, yet he didn't get enough support from the offense.
''We're not stringing hits together and getting guys on base,'' Melvin said. ''We have to swing the bats better. We're going to face a lot of good pitchers. There's no excuse. We got four hits.''
Alberto Callaspo delivered a go-ahead two-run double in the 11th against Justin Norberto (0-1).
Kendrys Morales drew a one-out walk in the 11th and was lifted for pinch-runner Peter Bourjos, who moved to third on Howie Kendrick's two-out single. Callaspo then drove them both home with a double to left.
Jordan Walden (1-1) pitched a 1-2-3 10th, and Ernesto Frieri finished by striking out the side for his first major league save ...
BEST OF MAXIM
OAKLAND, Calif. Angels outfielder Torii Hunter, who has been on the restricted list since April 14 dealing with a family matter, could return to the team next week after it returns home from its current road trip.
"There's no doubt he wants to get back to playing baseball because that's what he's about," manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday. "But he...
The Los Angeles Angels have designated for assignment reliever David Pauley and recalled infielder Andrew Romine from Triple-A Salt Lake.
The Angels made the roster moves on Thursday ahead of their series opener in Seattle.
Pauley had appeared in just four games since his contract was purchased from Salt Lake on May 7. Pauley was 0-1 with a 4.82 ERA and was deemed expendable because...
This is not a typical analytical piece like you normally see in this space. No, this is an "open letter" to you, the average Angels fan. I have one very simple, very direct question for you: what exactly is it you want Mike Scioscia to do about this struggling ballclub?
With the losses piling up and the runs, well, not, there is a growing movement from a segment of...
SEATTLE Now we know what happens when Dan Haren is feeling good, when his back isn't an issue, when his fastball and cutter are behaving and he gets a few runs of support behind him.
The Dan Haren who pitched on a cold Thursday night at Safeco Field was on target and in control. Best of all, his lower back wasn't barking as it has been in the past. That's a good sign...
1. Mike Trout - He's already the best player on the Angels, but I think most of us knew that going into the season. His .400 BA in AAA did nothing to deter that, but one has to question Scioscia's sanity for waiting so long to promote him. In the first 20 games without Trout, the Angels were 6-14. The next 20 games with Trout, 12-8. That's no coincidence either...
OAKLAND, Calif. As Ernesto Frieri buttoned his dress shirt and packed his bag for the flight to Seattle, he couldn't suppress a smile. He waited his entire big-league career for the chance he got Wednesday afternoon, and now that it was over, he looked ready to burst.
A save. That's what Frieri wanted when he came to the Angels in a trade with the San Diego Padres this...
I see a lot of people rejoicing on Twitter over todays game.Why?It's not like this is the first time the team has clicked for one game before falling right off the wagon for an ugly stretch one or two games later. It pains me to say that but this win is really no big deal, aside from the fact that C.J Wilson was 1 hit away from a no-hitter. Yeah I know he gave up that hit in...
Last week, I wrote about how Dan Haren couldn't buy a win for the Angels, despite being one of their most effective starters. Last night, Haren only got three runs of support, but he threw the team on his back and earned his second win of the season. Haren threw a complete game shutout against the Mariners, and in typical Haren fashion, was dominant. He allowed four hits, didn...
C.J. Wilson and Ernesto Frieri combined on a one-hitter and the Los Angeles Angels broke out of their offensive slump in a 4-0 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
Albert Pujols homered for the third time in seven days while Mark Trumbo and Howie Kendrick both had RBI singles for the Angels, who had scored only five runs in their previous three games combined.
Last night, Dan Haren took the naysayers and said you know nay. The line was 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 hits, no walks and 14 strikeouts, and, note to Scherzer, he managed 13 other outs. Good thing Haren and Pujols started clicking before the trade deadline, Arte Moreno was seen buying some leftover Vegas hotel dynamite and about to give the big poof you to the Anaheim Angels Of A 40 Minute...
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Hitters: D+. This is a subject area that the Angels were expected to ace, but instead they are bringing up the rear in the class with the second-fewest runs scored in the American League and have been shutout a league-leading eight times. The epic struggles of Albert Pujols are well documented, but several other Halos are having horrible seasons...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Albert Pujols had three hits, including his 450th career home run, and Dan Haren struck out a career-high 14 to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.
The Angels and Mariners met for the first of 19 games this season and Pujols, a newcomer to the AL West rivalry, made his presence known immediately. He lined a two-run...
Dan Haren couldn't ask for a better opponent to face as he tries to avoid losing five straight starts for the first time.
The right-hander will take the mound Thursday night when the visiting Los Angeles Angels open a four-game series with the Seattle Mariners, a team Haren has dominated like no other in his career.
Haren is 10-5 versus Seattle for his most wins against any...
The Angels aren't dominating the AL West like everyone assumed they would, but they're turning up the jets here at the end of May. At 12-10 this month, the team has the best record in the division for the month. After being nine games out of first at the end of April, they've cut the deficit to seven back right now, and they're just a half game behind the Mariners...