Found June 04, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
Two months into the season, the Angels finally let the Texas Rangers know they are here. While the Rangers got off to the best start in baseball, the Angels struggled through one of the most disappointing six-week stretches to start a season in franchise history. They finally came to life in late May. But the revival was built on wins against AL West also-rans Oakland and Seattle. That turnaround gained credibility when the Angels took two out of three from the Rangers over the weekend, carving into a division lead that had once been as high as nine games. The Rangers left town just 4 12 games up on the Angels. "You have to look at the big picture and we're playing much better baseball," Angels RHP Dan Haren said. "It was big (to win the series). We were winning games but we needed to beat them." Before this weekend, the Rangers had started to take out ownership rights on the Angels. They had won six of the previous seven meetings and 10 of the previous 1...

Nelson Cruz hits longest home run of 2012

Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz hit a 484 foot home run to left center field off of reliever Bobby Cassevah, giving Cruz the longest HR of the season according to ESPN. Cruz was given the green light on a 3-0 count in the seventh inning of a one run game, and made Cassevah pay with a mammoth shot to deep left center field. According to a report on, fellow Rangers...

Hamilton dominating All-Star voting

Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton is the runaway leader inAll-Star voting, having collected more than 2.5 million votes.If theAll-Star teams were selected today, catcher Mike Napoli, second baseman IanKinsler, third baseman Adrian Beltre and outfielder Nelson Cruz would bejoining Hamilton as an All-Star starter.MichaelYoung is second in voting at designated hitter and Elvis Andrus trails...

Feldman's rotation spot in jeopardy after another poor start

It's barely been two weeks since Neftali Feliz went on the disabled list with a sprained elbow ligament, and already the Texas Rangers are facing another pitching crisis. Scott Feldman lasted only 1 2/3 innings in a 12-1 loss to Oakland on Monday. Feldman allowed eight innings in the second, the most runs the A's have scored in an inning this year. This has not been an...

Angels Player Power Rankings - Week 9

With Weaver hitting the DL we are guaranteed a new number one in the rankings!  Will it be the big bad Trumbomber or the Trout that Saved Anaheim? As always, the rankings are based on a player's overall season performance with a weight on recent performance. RANK PLAYER CHANGE COMMENTS 1 +1Last Week: 2 Mark Trumbo - The Legend of the Trumbomber grows with...

Angels benefit from Rangers' errors in win

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&...

Rangers lose 4th straight as Angels hold on

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- C.J. Wilson pitched six scoreless innings against his former teammates, Alberto Callaspo singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh and the surging Los Angeles Angels beat Texas 3-2 Saturday night to pull within 3 games of the AL West-leading Rangers. Bobby Cassevah (1-0) got two outs for the victory, the Angels' 10th in 11 games. Ernesto Friere, the...

Rangers shape up and evade sweep

A win. No errors. That’s more like it. That’s the team I know and love.  OK, so I love the team all the time, but man, they were hard to watch the last few days. Reportedly, Ron Washington had a little team meeting after last night’s game.  I don’t know what he said, but whatever it was, it worked.  The team looked much sharper today.  There were no errors, and there...

AL MVP Race Early Look: Who Can Challenge Josh Hamilton?

In the more powerful American League, the one often referred to as the “superior league” by MLB observers, we all know that Texas’ Josh Hamilton is the most talented player you’ll find. This year, talent is meeting health is meeting motivation…and Hamilton has propelled himself to the very top of the early-season MVP discussion. Josh Hamilton: Early AL MVP Favorite Courtesy...

1B Brad Hawpe: On DL, retroactive to May 30

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Rangers 7, Angels 3

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...

What You Need to Know: Tuesday, June 5 by Daniel Rathman

The Monday Takeaway R.J. Anderson wrote last week in his analysis of Roy Oswalt’s deal with Texas that “Jon Daniels knew the Rangers needed another starter with Neftali Feliz experiencing elbow inflammation and Scott Feldman inflating the run-scoring environment.” If the past week is any indication, the general manager’s foresight may prove critical to the team's hopes...

Angels fail to complete sweep against Rangers

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- 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 games in the West Division. The clubs play 13 more times during the regular...

Rangers-Athletics Preview

Scott Feldman could be the odd man out of the Texas Rangers' rotation after Roy Oswalt arrives, though an outing against the punchless Oakland Athletics would normally be a good way to get a struggling starter back on track. Feldman, however, has been hit hard in his last three starts against the Athletics heading into Monday night's opener of a four-game set at the

Game Preview 6/5/12: A New Hope - Mariners @ Angels

@Seattle Mariners (25-32) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (28-28) Pitching Probables: SEA – Blake Beavan (3-4, 4.72 ERA)  LAA – Garrett Richards (0-0, -.-- ERA) Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830 The Angels are back at .500! Woohooooo!!!! Thank you Ervin Santana!You know it really does not look like his two-faced Dr. Jekyll Mr.Hyde flip flop...
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