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Greinke wins again as Astros get 5-4 victory over Angels

Aug. 24, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston manager A.J. Hinch was impressed by how Zack Greinke pitched without his best stuff. Greinke won his fourth straight start since joining the Astros, and Yuli Gurriel hit a big two-run homer in a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Greinke (14-4) allowed 10 hits,...

Pence 3 RBIs for Texas, another last-AB win against Angels

Aug. 22, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The old guys for the Texas Rangers got the big hits late for another win in their last at-bat. Another hard-throwing rookie reliever got his first big league victory. Hunter Pence drove in three runs, including a game-ending single in the ninth to score Elvis Andrus for an 8-7...

Rookies push Rangers to 3-2 win for split of DH with Angels

Aug. 21, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Youth won out for the Texas Rangers at the end of a long day to get a doubleheader split against the Los Angeles Angels. Nick Solak hit his first career homer in the nightcap, after making his big league debut in the opener, and then had the hard shot that was misplayed by first...

Angels back in Texas after Skaggs' death, Rangers rally, 8-7

Aug. 20, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Heaney struggled to describe his emotions with the Los Angeles Angels back in Texas for the first time since pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room before the start of a series against the Rangers last month. Standing next to the No. 45 jersey hanging from the...

Ohtani, 3 other Angels homer in 9-2 win over White Sox

Aug. 18, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Griffin Canning had never been caught by fellow rookie Anthony Bemboom. Maybe Sunday was the start of a productive partnership. Canning had perhaps the best start of his career, going seven innings and allowing just one run, and Bemboom hit his first homer in the majors to lead the...

Giolito Ks 11, McCann hits slam as White Sox top Angels 7-2

Aug. 17, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — James McCann is certainly enjoying a grand week at the plate. The Chicago White Sox catcher hit his second grand slam in three games during Friday night's 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. McCann, who launched a slam during the eighth inning Wednesday at Houston, did it in the...

Pujols sets career hit mark for foreign-born players in win

Aug. 15, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols doesn't want to talk about his growing list of accomplishments until his career comes to an end. That leaves the task to the rest of baseball, and they are running out of ways to describe Pujols' illustrious time in the game. Pujols had two...

Bell's HR, 3 RBIs help Pirates take down Angels 10-7

Aug. 14, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Josh Bell has pulled himself out of a recent slump with some extra film study and a return to better habits as a hitter. Not only has he found his form, Bell helped the floundering Pirates find their footing. Bell homered and had three RBIs to help the...

Keller wins as Pirates snap 8-game skid, beat Angels 10-2

Aug. 13, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mitch Keller was barely a teenager when a hotshot outfielder from downstate New Jersey joined his hometown Cedar Rapids Kernels. Keller immediately became an enormous fan of Mike Trout, and he cheered on the Angels from Iowa while his favorite player rose to the top of their sport....

Bemboom's hit on call-up day lifts Angels past Red Sox 5-4

Aug. 11, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Anthony Bemboom finally lived his dream after a long day and a longer journey back to the Los Angeles Angels. Bemboom hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning after Kole Calhoun's solo homer tied it in the eighth, leading the Angels past the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Sunday for a split of their...