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Mariners' Leake lose perfect game try in 9th, blanks Angels

Jul. 20, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A week after the worst start of his career, Mike Leake came back with his best. Shockingly so. Leake took a perfect game into the ninth inning, losing his bid at baseball immortality when rookie Luis Rengifo hit a leadoff single as the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-0 Friday...

Pujols' 3 hits, 3 RBIs power streaking Halos past Astros 9-6

Jul. 16, 2019 2:40 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels all acknowledge they're still mourning Tyler Skaggs' death, even if the relentless grind of the baseball schedule doesn't give them much time to do it. Kevan Smith believes that pain contributes to the passion with which the Angels are climbing the standings...

Rookie Thaiss' 8th-inning HR sends Angels past Mariners, 6-3

Jul. 14, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Thaiss hit the first homer of his major league career and rounded the bases into the arms of his overjoyed teammates. After the win was secured an inning later, the rookie gratefully accepted the dual dousing from the dugout drink coolers given to every hero of an Angels...

Correction: Angels-Rangers story

Jul. 5, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — In some versions of a story July 4 about the Texas Rangers beating the Los Angeles, The Associated Press erroneously reported the final score. The Rangers won 9-3, not 9-2. A corrected version of the story is below: Rangers beat Angels 9-3 in finale Skaggs would have started Angels...

Rangers beat Angels 9-3 in finale Skaggs would have started

Jul. 5, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Skaggs' No. 45 jersey still hung prominently over his locker in the visiting clubhouse after the Los Angeles Angels wrapped up their first series since the 27-year-old pitcher's death. While the grieving Angels lost 9-3 in the finale against the Rangers in the Fourth of July...

Trout, Barria and bullpen lead Angels past Rangers 6-2

Jul. 4, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels' second game following the death of Tyler Skaggs brought a sense of normalcy — even if things were still far from normal. Mike Trout homered twice and Jaime Barria, filling Skaggs' roster spot, struck out a career-high eight batters in five innings as...

Grieving Angels beat Rangers 9-4 day after death of Skaggs

Jul. 3, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kole Calhoun circled the bases after a punctuating home run for the grieving Los Angeles Angels in their first game since 27-year-old pitcher Tyler Skaggs died. As the stocky outfielder approached home plate, he raised both arms above his head, pointed upward while looking at the...

Ohtani, Calhoun help Angels win 4th straight, 8-3 over A's

Jun. 28, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani and Kole Calhoun provided the big hits for the Los Angeles Angels, but they weren't the only ones to contribute. Ohtani and Calhoun each hit two-run homers, but every player in the lineup had at least one hit as Los Angeles beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3 for its fourth...

Taylor and Chapman back Mengden as A's beat Cardinals 2-0

Jun. 27, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Oakland Athletics knew they had a big hole to fill in their starting rotation when they lost ace Frankie Montas to a long suspension. For one night, Daniel Mengden slipped right in. Mengden pitched six scoreless innings and Beau Taylor and Matt Chapman homered to lead the Athletics to...

Bour's 2 HRs power Angels past Reds 5-1 for 2-game sweep

Jun. 27, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Bour returned from his banishment to the minors with a slightly tweaked swing and a renewed hunger at the plate. With another huge game in his June power surge, both the slugger and his Los Angeles Angels are showing it's not too late to get something great out of their...