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Los Angeles Angels' Jared Walsh (25) celebrates with David Fletcher, left, Andrelton Simmons and Max Stassi, right, who all scored on Walsh's grand slam during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Jared Walsh's 1st grand slam powers Angels past Rangers, 8-5

Sep. 21, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jared Walsh was a 39th-round pick who got a humble $3,000 signing bonus from the Los Angeles Angels. He used his cash to pay for an offseason of workouts, and then he never stopped grinding. Five years later, the 27-year-old rookie is the AL's leader in slugging percentage for...

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' 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 passes Mays for 5th on HR list with No. 661, adds 662

Sep. 18, 2020 11:46 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols passed Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list, hitting No. 661 on Friday night against Texas. Pujols connected for a solo homer with two outs in the fifth inning. He sent Wes Benjamin's fastball on a 1-2 count over the wall in...

Angels slugger Albert Pujols hits 661st home run, passing Willie Mays for fifth on career list

Sep. 18, 2020 10:52 PM EDT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Angels slugger Albert Pujols hits 661st home run, passing Willie Mays for fifth on career list.
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...

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brady Singer winds up during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Top pitching prospects have had their struggles in 2020

Sep. 14, 2020 2:33 AM EDT

Kansas City's Brady Singer took a no-hitter into the eighth inning Thursday. Then, a night later, Casey Mize began a game with five hitless frames for Detroit. For fans of the Royals and Tigers, it was a welcome glimpse of what the future could hold. Singer and Mize were both drafted in the first round in 2018...

Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols circles the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Carlos Estevez in the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pujols hits homer No. 660 as Angels rally to beat Rox 5-3

Sep. 13, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A few weeks ago, Albert Pujols received a text out of the blue: “It's your time now. Go get it.” That meant a lot coming from none other than Willie Mays, the Hall of Famer he was trying to catch. Pujols tied Mays for fifth place on the career homer list with a two-run shot in...

Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols gestures as he crosses home plate after hitting a two-run home run of Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Carlos Estevez in the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pujols hits 660th career homer, ties Mays for 5th place

Sep. 13, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Albert Pujols hit his 660th career homer, tying the Los Angeles Angels slugger for fifth on the all-time list with Willie Mays. Pujols launched a fastball from Colorado Rockies reliever Carlos Estevez into the empty seats in left field Sunday at Coors Field for a two-run drive in the eighth...

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...

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout smiles as he approaches the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Home runs by Trout, Walsh power Angels past Rangers 6-2

Sep. 10, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Trout hit his major league-leading 16th home run, a 449-foot drive into the second deck in left field, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 Thursday to avoid being swept in six games this season at new Globe Life Field. Trout, a three-time AL MVP, homered in...