Posted March 10, 2013 on
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Los Angeles Angels
Kansas City Royals
Albert Pujols homered for the second straight game, one of four shots by the Los Angeles Angels. On this day, that wasn't nearly enough.
Jeff Francoeur, Billy Butler and Chris Getz combined to get nine hits and drive in nine runs Sunday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Angels 17-11 to win for the 13th time in 14 games.
Pujols homered in the fifth off Bruce Chen. The star slugger, who had knee surgery in the offseason, also singled and walked. The Angels received permission from the Royals to use Matt Young as a courtesy runner.
''After he's seen some pitches, he's starting to feel a little more comfortable,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ''That's what spring is about, just seeing some velocity and getting comfortable. He's definitely seeing it well right now.''
The entire Royals team is seeing the ball extremely well.
After 20 hits Saturday to beat San Francisco, they got 18 against the Angels and top the majors with a...
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By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer --
2013 Outlook: So clearly Joe Blanton isn't the "Big Splash" that everyone was thinking of when the Angels acquired a pitcher during the offseason. No one is here to argue that. However, like Hanson, Joe could prove to be a "Value Splash" based on a recent history (since 2010) of increased strikeouts...
Sabermetrics! The new lens with which many view the game of baseball!
So ummm … what is it? What are all these new stats and measurements that GMs and commentators are using to evaluate the players we love (and hate)? Does it sometimes seem like you need to be a rocket scientist to figure this stuff out? Well, it feels that way to us too sometimes. So we decided...
Half bullpen savior, half part of the problem, Ernesto Frieri enters 2013 looking to prove that he is more the dominant late-inning guy he was when he first arrived in Anaheim and less the guy who gave away two crucial games for the Halos last September.
2012 Stats: 66.0 IP, 5-2, 23 SV, 2.32 ERA. 3.58 FIP, 35 H, 30 BB, 9 HR, 98 SO, 0.50 GB/FB, 0.6 fWAR
2013 ZiPS Projections...
By Robert Cunningham - AngelsWin.com Staff Writer
2013 Outlook: Batting Title? Nah, it just doesn't seem like it will ever happen for Howie. However, Kendrick does bring a valuable home-grown talent to second base that goes unappreciated at times. Although Howie isn't a Cano or Kinsler type at the position he does bring steady value with his bat and ability to make contact...
The March 12th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Madson throws 20 pitch from a mound, C.J. Wilson talks politics, PEDs and Star Wars and much more...
The Story: Ryan Madson threw a half-speed 20-pitch bullpen session on Monday.
The Monkey Says: That doesn't sound like much, but it is progress and that's really all the Angels can ask...
Baseball HQ's Ron Shandler makes some ostenibly persuasive arguments as to why Trout should not be drafted anywhere near his current price tag (top-three overall pick or $40-plus dollar buy), as does my industry colleague David Gonos. While there's little doubt it would be wise to bet on regression from his monster rookie year, I think both overstate the case and that Trout...
Yordano Ventura chanced upon his first start and made the most of it.
Ventura pitched three hitless innings, Johnny Giavotella and Brett Hayes each drove in four runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 13-2 Saturday.
Billy Butler and David Lough each added three hits. The Royals finished with 20 hits, including nine in 1 2-3 innings against Giants starter...
J.J. Picollo joined the Royals in 2006 as the Director of Player Development. On July 3, 2008, he was named the Assistant General Manager-Scouting and Player Development. Previous to working for the Kansas City Royals, J.J. served as the Director of Minor League Operations for the Atlanta Braves. He has also been a major-league scout and a coach at the college level.
PHOENIX (AP) Running out of outs, Adam Jones and the United States suddenly broke loose and saved themselves from a humbling loss.
Now, thanks to a fast finish, they're heading to Miami for the next round of the World Baseball Classic.
Jones doubled in the tying and go-ahead runs in the eighth inning, Eric Hosmer hit a three-run double in the ninth and the U.S. scored seven...
ROCKIES 8, ANGELS 6
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit his first spring training home run, a third-inning drive off Juan Nicasio on Saturday during the Los Angeles Angels' 8-6 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
Pujols, coming off right knee surgery during the offseason, was 0 for 3 Tuesday against Cincinnati in his spring training debut. The three-time MVP again was the designated...