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It's tempting, but don't get too distracted over the Angels' offensive explosion Tuesday night in Detroit. The most important line belonged to rookie pitcher Garrett Richards.
Yes, they hit five home runs, collected a season-high 18 hits and crushed the Tigers 13-0 on a sweltering evening at Comerica Park. But what they needed more than all those runs was a reliable performance from Richards.
The last time we saw Richards, he was on a slide back to the minors after giving up 12 earned runs in 8 23 innings over his previous two starts. And given the struggles of the bullpen on the current road trip, a deep, solid start was desperately needed.
Mission accomplished. Richards didn't give up a hit until the fourth inning and allowed just three hits in seven innings, combining with David Carpenter to hand the Tigers their first shutout of the season and first in 158 games.
Richards kept the ball down, mixed speeds and challenged hitters, but he also walked four batters...
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Dan Haren allowed two runs on seven hits through five innings in a rehabilitation start at Class-A Inland Empire Monday evening and expressed optimism regarding his impending return from a lower back injury that clouded his effectiveness over a disappointing first half of the 2012 season.
Haren, 6-8 with a 4.86 ERA and having surrendered 16 homeruns in 17 major league starts, threw...
By George Alfano - Special to The Internet Home for Angels Fans, AngelsWin.com
Haren rehab start with Inland Empire 66ers
SAN BERNARDINO, CA -- For the first time since spring training, Dan Haren isn’t worried about a stiff back hindering his pitching.
Haren threw five innings Monday night during a rehabilitation start, throwing 67 pitches and allowing seven hits...
The puns are way too easy to make, but Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hit some bombs on Tuesday night at Comerica Park. It's fortunate that their offensive explosion was able to take place, though, as the game went off without a hitch despite a bomb threat against Comerica Park in Detroit. The Detroit Free Press reports that the bomb threat was called in to...
Mike Trout had another four-hit game for Los Angeles, including a 430-foot homer that was part of an early power show in the Angels' 13-0 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Trout, Mark Trumbo and Albert Pujols all homered off Jacob Turner in the first two innings, and Alberto Callaspo and Kendrys Morales went deep later in the game. It was the fourth four-hit game...
Detroit police made no announcement or call for an evacuation as they searched Comerica Park for explosive device while the Tigers and Los Angeles Angels played before nearly 34,000 fans.
The Detroit Free Press reported (http://on.freep.com/LxtiB6) late Tuesday that an anonymous caller phoned a bomb threat to 911 around 8 p.m. Tuesday.
''There was no device found, and no...
Torii Hunter is in the last year of a five-year $90mm deal he signed and will be a free agent at age 37 after the season. Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times caught up with Hunter who said he would take a huge pay cut (making $18mm this year) next season to return to the Angels. Hunter went as far to say that money “will not be an issue” in his decision to return to Anaheim. When...
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Mike Trout - Between the All-Star Game and then the series in New York, I think I speak for us all when I say that we'ver had more than enough "Mike Trout idolized Derek Jeter" stories to...
Scott Kazmir took the mound for the first time in over one year and the results were what one could expect;
One inning pitched, 2 hits, 2 earned runs and one home run with a strikeout.
According to Kazmir’s game quotes posted on the Sugar Land Skeeters website, his initial outing was to be only one inning.
“It was just for an inning. We are trying to get me acclimated pitching...
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The Angels came out of the All-Star break believing they had one of the best bullpens in the American League -- and they did. So what's happening now?
Their strength has become a glaring weakness. The relievers can't maintain leads, can't keep opposing hitters off base, can't close out games.
L.A. Angels of Anaheim Pitcher Garrett Richards joins Rob and Amy after starting in Tuesday Night's 13-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers
DETROIT (AP) -- Earlier this week, Mike Trout had a chance to meet Al Kaline, the Hall of Famer who played for the Detroit Tigers and won a batting title in 1955 when he was 20 years old.
After another four-hit night, Trout looks like he's on his way to a similar feat.
Trout raised his American League-leading average to .355 on Tuesday night with the fourth four-hit game of...
When you hit your spots, you hit your spots. And the Angels hit nothing but a bump in the road.Tigers 7, Angels 2The Angels' offense came to play against a young Josh Turner just yesterday, but tonight, the Angels bats were not quite as lively.Doug Fister was on his A-game this evening against the Halos, sans the mistake he threw to Albert Pujols in the top of the first inning...