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Los Angeles Dodgers' Gavin Lux, Kenley Jansen, Edwin Rios and Enrique Hernandez, from left, celebrate a 9-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Dodgers 5 HRs, bounce Angels 9-5; Astros get last AL spot

Sep. 26, 2020 2:14 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner homered twice and AJ Pollock, Will Smith and Edwin Ríos also went deep as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Angels 9-5 on Friday to open the first-ever season-closing Freeway Series. The loss mathematically eliminated the Angels from postseason contention in...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Mike Clevinger works against a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Clevinger suddenly pulled after 1 inning, Pads fall to Halos

Sep. 23, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The euphoria of clinching their first playoff berth in 14 seasons three days earlier was tempered for the San Diego Padres when right-hander Mike Clevinger was suddenly pulled after only one inning of his start Wednesday. Clevinger was sent for an MRI on his right biceps while the Padres...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Mike Clevinger works against a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Clevinger lasts just one inning in start for Padres

Sep. 23, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Right-hander Mike Clevinger of the playoff-bound San Diego Padres lasted only one inning in his start against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. The team said the right-hander's departure was unplanned but didn't provide any other information. Clevinger's start had been pushed back from...

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Kyle Cody throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Cody earns 1st win, Texas hits 5 HRs, beats Angels 7-2

Sep. 20, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Cody earned his first major league win as the Texas Rangers hit a season-high five home runs to power past the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 on Sunday. Joey Gallo, Anderson Tejada, Sam Huff, Rougned Odor and Derek Dietrich homered for the Rangers. The Angels are several games out of a...

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, right, celebrates hitting a solo home run with Taylor Ward during the second inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Trout, Ohtani put Angels past Rangers 4-3 for 3rd straight W

Sep. 20, 2020 12:37 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout delivered a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels rebounded from a rough start for their third straight victory, 4-3 over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night. Shohei Ohtani homered in his first plate appearance in eight days for the Angels...

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' David Peralta, right, bumps fists with Stephen Vogt after Peralta score on a single from Nick Ahmed during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Calhoun, Peralta power Diamondbacks past Angels again, 9-6

Sep. 17, 2020 1:33 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun hit his third homer in two games against his former Angels teammates, and David Peralta homered and drove in two runs in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 9-6 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Calhoun connected for a two-run shot in the seventh after homering twice...

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...