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Los Angeles Angels' Jared Walsh (25) celebrates with David Fletcher, left, Andrelton Simmons and Max Stassi, right, who all scored on Walsh's grand slam during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Jared Walsh's 1st grand slam powers Angels past Rangers, 8-5

Sep. 21, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jared Walsh was a 39th-round pick who got a humble $3,000 signing bonus from the Los Angeles Angels. He used his cash to pay for an offseason of workouts, and then he never stopped grinding. Five years later, the 27-year-old rookie is the AL's leader in slugging percentage for...

Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols, right, is greeted by third base coach Brian Butterfield as he runs the bases on a solo home run during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Pujols 2 HRs, passes Mays for 5th place, Angels beat Rangers

Sep. 19, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols needed nearly five weeks to tie Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list. It took only five days for the Los Angeles Angels slugger to pass him. Pujols hit No. 661 in the fifth inning on Friday night against the Texas Rangers to break the tie with Mays,...

Los Angeles Angels' Anthony Rendon, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Mike Trout, center, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Rendon, Trout power Angels past D-backs 7-3 in series finale

Sep. 17, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Angels probably will miss the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year, their offense is finally performing up to its pedigree and looking like one of the AL's best. Manager Joe Maddon hopes that's good news for a brighter future amid the Angels' fairly dismal...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Kole Calhoun, left, celebrates a two-run home run with Christian Walker during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

D-backs blow 7-run lead, but Peralta's HR beats Angels 9-8

Sep. 16, 2020 1:38 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — David Peralta hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks blew a seven-run lead before rallying for a 9-8 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Longtime Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun had two homers, three hits and a career-high five...

Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, front left, and Andrelton Simmons, right, wait to congratulate Jared Walsh as he crosses home plate after hitting a three-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Tyler Kinley during the 11th inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Denver. The Angels won 5-2. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Walsh hits 3-run homer in 11th, Angels beat Rockies 5-2

Sep. 13, 2020 12:59 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jared Walsh felt the solid contact and heard the dugout erupt. After that, he's foggy on details. Being on cloud nine can do that. Walsh hit a two-out, three-run homer in the 11th inning and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Saturday night. The 27-year-old first baseman...

Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon nears home and waiting teammates after hitting a grand slam off Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Jose Quijada during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Denver. The Rockies won 8-4. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Blackmon 2-out slam caps 5-run rally in 9th, Rox beat Angels

Sep. 12, 2020 12:54 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon hit a two-out grand slam that capped a five-run rally in the ninth inning and lifted the Colorado Rockies over the Los Angeles Angels 8-4 on Friday night. Blackmon hammered Jose Quijada's fastball on a 3-1 count over the wall in right center to give Colorado its second...

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout smiles as he approaches the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Home runs by Trout, Walsh power Angels past Rangers 6-2

Sep. 10, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Trout hit his major league-leading 16th home run, a 449-foot drive into the second deck in left field, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 Thursday to avoid being swept in six games this season at new Globe Life Field. Trout, a three-time AL MVP, homered in...

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Lance Lynn yells out after walking Los Angeles Angels' Jo Adell in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Texas ends 6-game skid 7-1 over Angels, who had won 5 in row

Sep. 9, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Lynn pitched seven strong innings, Elvis Andrus homered and the Texas Rangers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 7-1 win Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Angels, who had won five in a row. Lynn (5-2), the first major league pitcher to make 10 starts this season, struck...

Washington Nationals' Carter Kieboom walks away after popping out to end a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Nationals in a hole, and this year they're short on time

Sep. 7, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

For a second straight season, the Washington Nationals are off to an awful start. There may be no coming back from this one. A 10-3 loss to Atlanta on Sunday dropped the Nationals to 14-25 on the season. Washington famously started 19-31 last year before going on to win the World Series. In this shortened season,...

Houston Astros relief pitcher Chris Devenski, right, is relieved by manager Dusty Baker during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Angels rally in 8th to complete 4-game sweep of Astros

Sep. 6, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Rendon homered, Jared Walsh and Justin Upton delivered key hits during a four-run eighth inning and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Houston Astros 9-5 on Sunday to sweep the series. The Angels have a won a season-high five straight and posted their first four-game sweep...