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Angels tie MLB record with 7 solo HRs but lose to Athletics

Aug. 04, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — In a season that has turned into a titanic struggle for the Los Angeles Angels, they suffered another pain-staking defeat Thursday. The Halos tied a major league record with seven solo home runs, including two by Shohei Ohtani, but still lost to the Oakland...

Angels sellers again at trade deadline despite star power

Aug. 03, 2022 03:49 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — While the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers were making moves during Tuesday's trade deadline to bolster their rosters for a postseason run, Los Angeles Angels general manager Perry Minasian was left answering questions after his team went into sell mode. ...

Pitch clocks, shift limits, larger bases in MLB's future

Jul. 18, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and the rest of major league pitchers are likely to be looking over their shoulders next season — at a pitch clock. Clocks have cut the length of minor league games by about a half-hour this year, and baseball officials appear...

Hernández homers twice, Jays win first game under Schneider

Jul. 13, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays combined pitching and power to start interim manager John Schneider off with a win. Teoscar Hernández hit a pair of two-run home runs, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. also connected and the Blue Jays won their first game after firing manager Charlie...

Blue Jays fire Montoyo, promote Schneider for rest of season

Jul. 13, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays fired manager Charlie Montoyo on Wednesday and promoted bench coach John Schneider to interim manager for the remainder of the season. General manager Ross Atkins made the move even with the Blue Jays at 46-42 this season. They held the AL's...

Shohei Ohtani has 2 dazzling days to remember for Angels

Jun. 23, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — On back-to-back nights during an otherwise ordinary June homestand for the Los Angeles Angels, Shohei Ohtani accomplished two feats that would each be career landmarks for practically any other player in baseball history. On Tuesday, Ohtani hit a pair of...

Angels' Rendon to have wrist surgery, miss rest of season

Jun. 17, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon will undergo surgery for a right wrist injury and miss the rest of the season, the team announced Friday. Rendon reaggravated a previous injury to the wrist during Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and...

After lengthy skid, Angels will try to defy history

Jun. 13, 2022 03:41 AM EDT

The Los Angeles Angels finally ended their 14-game losing streak. If Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani and Co. can rebound from that and make the playoffs, it would be unprecedented. No team has reached the postseason after a losing streak of more than 11 games, according to...

Davis, Alonso power Mets to 4-1 victory over Angels

Jun. 12, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mets manager Buck Showalter had a consistent motto throughout their long trip to Southern California: They can only control what is front of them. On Sunday, they made sure they were able to end it on a winning note. J.D. Davis and Pete Alonso...

Angels superstar Ohtani gets night off against Mets

Jun. 12, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

Even superstars need a night off once in a while, even if there is a national audience watching. Los Angeles Angels two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani was not in the lineup for Sunday night's game against the New York Mets. Manager Phil Nevin said before the game the reigning AL MVP...