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LOS ANGELES—No need to wait your turn.
Losing two of three to the Oakland A's over the weekend, the Indians traveled 370 miles down Interstate 5 looking for some help from the Angels to get them back on track. Great starting pitching and timely hitting became the answer for the Tribe as they easily took down of the Halos in La-La Land, 5-2.
It marked the first time since June 29 the team opened with the first game of a series with a victory.
Having already beat the Tribe once this season 10 days ago in Cleveland, Angels starter Jered Weaver (7-7, 3.62 ERA) looked sharp at the outset again Monday night. Yielding just one hit to the first 11 batters he faced, Weaver ran into trouble in the fourth.
Walking Jason Kipnis to lead off the inning, the speedy second baseman stole his 23rd stolen base to get into scoring position for Carlos Santana. The switch-hitting slugger did not disappoint, connecting on a RBI single through the right side to score Kipnis and put the Tribe up, 1-0.
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The Cleveland Indians have granted the release of Japanese right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka according to multiple reports.
The 32-year old spent the entire season at Triple-A Columbus, going 5-8 with a 3.92 ERA in (19 starts) for the Clippers. The Indians had signed Matsuzaka to a minor league deal in February, but the veteran did not make the 40-man roster and was released before...
Daisuke Matsuzaka will not be reunited with Terry Francona after all.
Francona’s Indians granted the right-hander his release Tuesday, allowing Matsuzaka the opportunity to catch on with another team before the end of the season.
“We didn’t have an immediate major league opportunity for Daisuke,” Cleveland general manager Chris Antonetti told reporters. ”He had been throwing...
McAllister Rounding Back to Form
Over the last several weeks, the Indians have dealt with complications within their starting rotation even though they’ve been among the top in the league in post-All-Star break ERA of 3.46. With Corey Kluber injured, Scott Kazmir dealing with fatigue and Danny Salazar inching ever-closer to his predetermined innings limit, the Indians...
It is widely known that Indians GM Chris Antonetti is out seeking ways to improve his club now and in the future. The whispers are that the Tribe has made several claims on players who other teams have put out as available since the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. The waivers are revocable, which means that should the Indians claim someone, the other team has the right to pull...
MONDAY, 8/19: Zach McAllister vs. Jered Weaver: The old switcheroo
For some reason McAllister and Salazar trade days in this series. No explanation has been given other than Terry Francona just felt like it. I don't know how, but I'm sure this will somehow screw the Angels in the end.
TUESDAY, 8/20: Danny Salazar vs. C.J. Wilson: Down...
Mike Trout isn't in the Los Angeles Angels' lineup for their series opener against Cleveland, resting his right hamstring.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia says Trout might be available as a pinch-hitter Monday night.
Trout felt tightness in his hamstring Sunday while running out a double, and he left the Angels' loss to Houston after the fifth inning.
Los Angeles decided...
Angels outfielder Mike Trout left Sunday afternoon's game against the Astros with tightness in his right hamstring the team announced. They didn't say anything regarding the severity of the injury or whether he would go for tests but obviously they will play it safe with their franchise player.
Trout 22 exited the game after flying out to center field in the fifth inning...
Albert Pujols, who has been out of action since sustaining a partial tear of the left plantar fascia on July 26, was officially shut down for the rest of the season on Monday.
As reported by Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Pujols had been playing with plantar fasciitis on his left foot since the spring and started nearly two-thirds of his games as a designated hitter. The tear...
Rookie Danny Salazar tantalized once again Tuesday night but he missed the real drama with another early exit.
Salazar struck out seven to give him 29 strikeouts in his first 23 big-league innings but he was long gone by the time the Indians beat the Angels 4-1 in 14 innings as Drew Stubbs hit a two-run homer to break a 1-1 tie. The Indians are an AL-best 9-2 in extra innings this...
The August 20th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Moreno talks about the state of the Angels, Pujols officially done for the season and much more...
The Story: Jason Vargas and Erick Aybar were both placed on revocable waivers yesterday.
The Monkey Says: This is standard procedure, but it does mean that if a trade is going to happen, it will...
ANAHEIM, Calif. The Angels are trudging painfully toward the finish line.
They are struggling to win games, even at home. Monday night, as they began the final six weeks of the regular season, their lineup looked like a skeleton of what it should have been.
There was no Mike Trout, who sat out with a sore right hamstring. There was no Howie Kendrick, who is still on the disabled...
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are 15 1/2 games out of first place and were dealt another blow Monday night.
The team announced that first baseman Albert Pujos will be out for the rest of the season because of a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot. Pujols was initially placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 28 after the injury, which had been nagging him all season...
The August 21st, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including best-case scenario for Pujols, Wilson confident Hamilton will bounce back and much more...
The Story: What is the best-case scenario for the rest of Albert Pujols' career?
The Monkey Says: So you're saying there's a chance? This is a great article in that it points out just how hard...
The August 19th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout leaves a game with hamstring tightness, Moreno refuses to comment on Dipoto and Scioscia's job security and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout left yesterday's game with some tightness in his right hamstring.
The Monkey Says: Everyone says it isn't serious, but you don't...