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Mathematically, the Angels still have a chance. Realistically, they have no illusions about the difficulty of advancing to the playoffs with only a handful of games left.
But there's still life, if only just a little. If they play as well as they did Friday night in Arlington, Texas, they'll have no reason to mourn their finish should they fall short.
They're running out of time, of course. But they're doing what they have to do win. The rest is fate.
With no scoreboard to watch the Oakland A's game against the Seattle Mariners began two hours later than the Angels-Rangers game the Angels rolled to a 7-4 win that allowed them to retain their flickering hope.
Jered Weaver won his 20th game, becoming the first pitcher in the American League to do so, and Mark Trumbo had his first three-hit game since July 15. Mike Trout collected his 173rd hit to set a team rookie record. All good reasons to celebrate.
But the Angels' only focus is on the second wild ca...
BEST OF MAXIM
ARLINGTON, Texas -- On Wednesday night, Vernon Wells' son did not feel well. On Thursday, as the Angels played an afternoon game in Anaheim, Wells' wife took his child to the doctor.
Of all the things the Wells family considered hearing, this was not high on the list: "Your 7-year-old son needs an emergency appendectomy."
Wells got word at the ballpark and left...
Sure, Mike Trout has only been the legal drinking age since August 7 but he's got the Captain Morgan pose down already. During some locker room shenanigans, this picture was taken with Vernon Wells, Torii Hunter and the rookie phenom hanging out with the famous rum captain.In the tweet featuring the picture, Trout didn't give a reason for the visit from the booze icon. I...
With the Los Angeles Angels needing every win they can get to stay in the playoff hunt, their ace pitcher came up with another clutch start.
Jered Weaver became the American League's first 20-game winner, Mike Trout hit a leadoff homer and the Angels beat Texas 7-4 Friday night to prevent the Rangers from clinching a playoff berth.
Los Angeles began the day two games behind...
There is no debate about the American League's Rookie of the Year this season. That award will go to Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout. However, the Angels have players involved in the debates surrounding the AL's other major awards -- MVP and Cy Young. Trout has been the leading MVP candidate for most of the second half, bidding to join Fred Lynn (1975) and...
FIGHT THE POWER
Dan Haren is upset with the timing and content of a recent media report that talked about his potential future with the Angels.
Baseball at this time of the year is an exhausting experience. Outside of the emotional investment that comes with rooting on your favorite team as the cling to their playoff lives like so much cooked spaghetti, there's the added outpouring of emotion into games that can affect the playoff situaiton. Never have I cared more for teams to evicerate the Orioles and Athletics than...
Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout became the franchise's all-time leader in runs scored for a season with 125 when he led off Friday's game against the Texas Rangers with a home run. The record of 124 was previously held by Vladimir Guerrero in 2004.
John Jaso hit a two-run homer and an RBI double for Seattle, and the Los Angeles Angels wasted a golden chance to get within one game of an AL wild-card spot with a 9-4 loss to the Mariners on Thursday.
Vernon Wells and Alberto Callaspo drove in early runs for the Angels (86-70), who had won five straight and an AL-best 16 of 23 in September before stumbling in their regular-season...
Receiver Torii Hunter Jr. of Prosper (Texas) High committed to Notre Dame on Saturday, and FOX Sports caught up with his father, Torii Sr., of the Anaheim Angels for comment on the decision.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- John Jaso hit a two-run homer and an RBI double for Seattle, and the Los Angeles Angels wasted a golden chance to get within one game of an AL wild-card spot with a 9-4 loss to the Mariners on Thursday.
Vernon Wells and Alberto Callaspo drove in early runs for the Angels (86-70), who had won five straight and an AL-best 16 of 23 in September before stumbling...
Bats come alive in series finale
The Headline: John Jaso leads the way as the Mariners dominate on all sides of the field, avoid sweep.
Seattle Mariners 9, Los Angeles Angels 4
When: 3:35 ET, Thursday, September 27, 2012
Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim
Temperature: 81 degrees
Umpires: Home — Lance Barksdale, 1B — Field Culbreth, 2B — Adrian Johnson, 3B — Gary Cederstrom...
Ryan Dempster does not enjoy facing the Angels. In his first appearance as a Ranger, he gave up eight runs in 4.2 innings to LAA. In his second round with the Angels, he only lasted 3.1 innings, giving up five runs in that time.
At least he lasted a little longer tonight, but his luck really wasn’t any better.
Dempster pitched just 5.2 innings, and gave up four runs on seven...
I could say that I've had cold fingers, but I've been writing about other things as needed. Sometimes there are things I just can't say. The last several weeks nothing seems to come off my fingers about the Angels. Not here or anywhere: not on message boards or doodles on my calendar, It could be that my fingers are struggling between messages from my head...