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Eppler: Angels' manager search will not be limited to Maddon

Oct. 1, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — General manager Billy Eppler said the Los Angeles Angels' abrupt firing of manager Brad Ausmus wasn't all about Joe Maddon. In his first comments on the move made after the club finished its worst season since 1999, Eppler flatly denied the Angels already know who will be their...

Angels fire manager Ausmus after 1 poor season; Maddon next?

Sep. 30, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Manager Brad Ausmus has been fired by the Los Angeles Angels after just one difficult season in charge. Angels general manager Billy Eppler announced the decision to move on swiftly from Ausmus on Monday, a day after they finished 72-90 for the franchise's worst record since 1999....

Cole gets 20th win, tops AL in ERA, Ks as Astros beat Angels

Sep. 29, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Gerrit Cole capped a special season by checking off some milestones. Cole earned his career-high 20th win, added to his major league-leading strikeout total and finished with the best ERA in the AL, wrapping up a dominant season for himself and the Houston Astros with an 8-5 victory...

Astros clinch home field in AL playoffs, beat Angels 4-0

Sep. 28, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Will Harris struck out the side with just nine pitches, and then the glowering Houston reliever did something even rarer than an immaculate inning. "Will never smiles — ever — on the field," Alex Bregman said. "He's always in a bad mood. That was the first time I've...

Angels outlast Astros 4-3 in 12, preventing Houston clinch

Sep. 27, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels made nine pitching changes, including seven in a four-inning span. Those pitchers grinded and fought and managed to keep the mighty Astros scoreless when they loaded the bases three times in the final five innings. The Angels refused to play like a team with...

Astros' AL West title delayed with 8-4 loss to Angels

Sep. 22, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros starter Wade Miley couldn't break out of his recent rut on Saturday night and Houston's magic number remained stuck at one. The Astros remained just shy of their third straight AL West title, wasting a chance to clinch when Miley was hit hard in an 8-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels...

Severino sharp in season debut, Yanks top Angels 8-0

Sep. 18, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Severino got Albert Pujols to reach for a slider with runners at the corners and ground into a double play that ended the first inning of his season debut, then punched the pocket of his glove to celebrate. New York's ace was back on the mound, in time to make an impact in the...

Abreu, Mendick homer as White Sox beat Angels 5-1

Sep. 8, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With AL batting leader Tim Anderson getting a day off, rookie Danny Mendick took advantage of a chance to fill in at shortstop. Mendick hit his first career home run, Jose Abreu got his 31st of the season, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-1 on Sunday. "That's what you...

Ohtani homers, drives in 5 runs as Angels beat White Sox 8-7

Sep. 8, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Shohei Ohtani shared few details about his recent hitting adjustments. The results speak for themselves. Ohtani hit a three-run home run and drove in a career-high five runs to help the Los Angeles Angels to an 8-7 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night. "I'm not only happy...

Goodwin, Upton homer, Angels beat White Sox 5-4

Sep. 7, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Brian Goodwin left his mark on a game, just as Mike Trout has done so often for the Los Angeles Angels. Goodwin's two-run homer in the eighth inning tied the game, and Justin Upton hit a solo shot in the ninth that proved to be the winner as the Angels rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox...