Latest Justin Bour News

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...

Angels' Cole, Peña combine for no-hitter against Mariners

Jul. 13, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Taylor Cole and Félix Peña of the Los Angeles Angels pitched the second combined no-hitter in franchise history, beating the Seattle Mariners 13-0 Friday night in the team's first home game since the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. It is the second no-hitter in the majors...

Angels try to get handle on raw emotion after Skaggs death

Jul. 3, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Trout led a parade of Los Angeles Angels into the interview room of the Texas Rangers for the first interaction with reporters since teammate Tyler Skaggs died. The two-time AL MVP tried to smile when it was his turn to talk, only to find himself fighting back tears almost...

Grieving clubhouse: Tough for Angels, like teams before them

Jul. 3, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton knows from his own heart-wrenching experience what the Los Angeles Angels are feeling now, and will experience moving forward, after the death of a teammate during the season. The slugger's message to the Angels, playing with heavy hearts after the death of...

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...

Heavy-hearted Angels win their 1st game after Skaggs' death

Jul. 3, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Skaggs weighed heavy on the minds of Mike Trout and all of the Los Angeles Angels in their first game since death of the much-loved 27-year-old pitcher. "I can't explain it man. Lost a teammate, lost a friend, a brother. Just got to get through it," a visibly shaken Trout said...

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...

Upton homers, Trout has 4 hits, Angels beat Blue Jays 10-5

Jun. 17, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Angels outfielder Justin Upton came out swinging in his first game back from injury. Upton homered on the first pitch he saw in his return from the injured list, Mike Trout had a solo homer among his four hits and Los Angeles used a seven-run second inning to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5...

Sale strikes out 10, leading Red Sox past Orioles 7-2

Jun. 15, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Sale struck out 10 over six sharp innings, J.D. Martinez homered in a third straight game and the surging Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 on Saturday. Sale (3-7) gave up two runs, six hits and a walk. Both runs came in the sixth, after the left-hander extended his...

Morton's streak ends as Angels beat Rays 5-3

Jun. 15, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Morton's luck finally ran out. He suffered his first loss in 22 starts on Saturday when the Angels hit three homers in a 5-3 victory over Tampa Bay. It was his first loss since Aug. 11, when he pitched for the Houston Astros. "I've pitched poorly enough to lose this...