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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout waves to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The shot scored David Fletcher. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Trout homers again on birthday, but Angels fall to Rangers

Aug. 8, 2020 1:48 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Trout homered again on his birthday, but Robinson Chirinos drove in two runs without a hit and the Texas Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Trout turned 29, and homered for the fifth time in the seven big...

FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. Federal prosecutors say a former Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Prosecutors in Texas say Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first appearance Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in federal court. Kay was communications director for the Angels. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs

Aug. 7, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday. Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first...

Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani (17) watches his solo home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Joe Hudson, right, looks on during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Ohtani homers, Bundy brilliant as Angels top Mariners 6-1

Aug. 6, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Shut down from stepping on the mound, Shohei Ohtani needed one at-bat to show he's still a threat in the batter's box. Ohtani homered in his first plate appearance since being shut down as a pitcher, Dylan Bundy struck out 10 in the third complete game of his career and the Los Angeles...

Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager, right, is congratulated by J.P. Crawford on his three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seager hits 200th HR, Mariners outlast Trout, Angels 7-6

Aug. 6, 2020 1:48 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Scorching slugger Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer, rookie Kyle Lewis stayed hot with an RBI single, and the Seattle Mariners overcame two home runs by Mike Trout to beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-6 on Wednesday night. Albert Pujols remained on 659 career home runs, one behind Willie Mays...

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, gets set to pitch during the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Angels' Ohtani wants to keep pitching despite arm troubles

Aug. 5, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Shohei Ohtani still wants to be a two-way player for the Los Angeles Angels despite having another season cut short on the mound due to arm troubles. Ohtani won't pitch again this year after being shut down with a strained right forearm after an abbreviated outing Sunday. It was the second...

Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout catches a fly ball hit by Seattle Mariners' Dylan Moore at the wall during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Trout homers in 1st AB as father, Angels beat Mariners 5-3

Aug. 5, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Trout homered in his first plate appearance as a father, Albert Pujols moved one step closer to Willie Mays on the career home runs list and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Tuesday night. Trout missed four games while on paternity leave for the birth of his son,...

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, follows through as Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel leads off during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Maddon: Shohei Ohtani won't pitch again for Angels this year

Aug. 4, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

Shohei Ohtani won't pitch again this season for the Los Angeles Angels after straining his right forearm in his second start, manager Joe Maddon says. Ohtani likely will return to the Angels' lineup as their designated hitter this week, Maddon said Tuesday night before the club opened a road series against the...

San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, left, talks with catcher Tyler Heineman (43) and pitcher Caleb Baragar during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Francisco, Thursday, July 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Baseball teams try to adapt, find safe options on road trips

Aug. 4, 2020 2:22 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gone for now are the days of baseball players, often dirt-stained and still in uniform, gathering in the clubhouse to scarf down a late night meal before heading their separate ways until doing it all again some 24 hours later. The coronavirus pandemic has changed that cherished time...

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, walks off the mound after being taken out of the baseball game during the second inning against the Houston Astros on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Angels' Shohei Ohtani strains arm, won't throw for 4-6 weeks

Aug. 3, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani has a right forearm strain that will prevent the Los Angeles Angels' two-way star from throwing for at least four to six weeks, possibly ending his season as a pitcher after just two starts. Angels general manager Billy Eppler announced Monday that Ohtani “has a...

Los Angeles Angels' Jo Adell during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. Top prospect Jo Adell is joining the Angels, a baseball source with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press. The source spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 because the Angels hadn't yet announced the transaction. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

AP Source: LA Angels recalling top OF prospect Jo Adell

Aug. 3, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Top prospect Jo Adell is joining the Los Angeles Angels, a person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the Angels hadn't yet announced the transaction. Adell could make his major league debut in Seattle...