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Homer barrage keeps Rays in wild card spot, tops Angels 11-4

Sep. 14, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays shook off a rough stop in Texas and got right back into their playoff chase with a surprising burst of power. Willy Adames, Austin Meadows and Jesús Aguilar homered in the third inning, and the Rays kept pace in the AL wild card race with an 11-4 victory over...

Indians hold off Angels 4-3 for sweep; Carrasco gets win

Sep. 12, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona had the perfect description for Wednesday night's 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels when he said "we pieced it together." Carlos Santana and Francisco Lindor homered while Carlos Carrasco won in relief as six Cleveland relievers allowed...

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...

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...

Murphy homers for 1st hit in MLB debut, A's blank Angels 4-0

Sep. 5, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The white shaving cream from those celebratory pies was still stuck to Sean Murphy's hair. Who got him? "Everybody, yeah," Murphy said. He sure gave the Oakland Athletics and his family plenty to cheer in a memorable major league debut. Murphy homered for his first hit and caught a...

Seth Brown hits 2 triples as Athletics beat Angels 7-5

Sep. 4, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seth Brown's legs practically flew around the bases he had so much Adrenalin and energy. The Oakland rookie could see and hear his teammates going crazy. Brown hit his second RBI triple of the game to break a sixth-inning tie in a special home debut, Matt Chapman had a three-run...

Rojas, Marte power D-backs past Padres 14-7

Sep. 2, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Spurred by a motivational video that showed highlights of race leaders easing up at the finish line and losing to others running hard to the end, the Arizona Diamondbacks came out swinging from the start of Monday's game and didn't let up. After a six-run second inning, Josh Rojas, Eduardo...

Bogaerts homers, has 3 hits as Red Sox defeat Angels 4-3

Sep. 1, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Xander Bogaerts knows the Boston Red Sox aren't going to erase their wild-card deficit quickly, but he did his part on Sunday to help them make up more ground. Bogaerts had three hits, including a homer, and three RBIs as the Red Sox wrapped up a successful road swing with a 4-3...

Pujols, Trout help Angels rally for 10-4 win over Red Sox

Sep. 1, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout and Albert Pujols have had plenty of big nights for the Los Angeles Angels, yet Saturday night's 10-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox was one of those games in which both reached milestones. Trout became the youngest player to reach at least 275 home runs and 200 stolen...

Calhoun, Trout lead Halos past Rangers 5-2, snap 5-game skid

Aug. 28, 2019 1:54 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels haven't been eight games below .500 since 2016. After five consecutive road losses heading into this homestand, they certainly appeared to be headed to that dismal depth while Texas' Mike Minor dazzled them for six scoreless innings. Kole Calhoun and Brian...