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September 7, 2009 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, ON THE ANGELS
The Angels broke out of a four-game offensive slump today with a 7-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals in Kauffman Stadium, increasing their American League West lead over Texas to 5 1/2 games. Erick Aybar tied a club record with two triples, and Bobby Abreu had a big two-run double to back the pitching of Joe Saunders, who allowed two runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings to win his third straight game since coming off the disabled list Aug. 26. The Angels scored all of five runs in their previous four games, though two came against Cy Young Award contenders, Kansas City's Zack Greinke and Seattle's Felix Hernandez.
June 6, 2010
Monday through Thursday: at Oakland Athletics Friday through Sunday: at Dodgers The Moneyball era is dead, and the A's are imitating the San Diego Padres, trying to mount an unlikely playoff run with virtually no offense and a deep but unheralded pitching staff. The depth is evaporating, and even the healthy arms are struggling to succeed. Dallas Braden has not won in five starts since his perfect game, though the A's have scored a total of eight runs in those five games.
April 8, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Josh Hamilton is not the only superstar in the Angels' clubhouse who had a bitter breakup with the fans of his old team. Albert Pujols is no longer universally beloved in St. Louis. Hamilton had a harsh homecoming reception in Texas over the weekend. Pujols said he does not worry about what kind of reaction would await him when he returns to St. Louis. "I'm way past that," Pujols told The Times. "When the time comes, I'll deal with it. " The Angels do play the Cardinals this season, but the games are in Anaheim.
May 21, 2011
ANGELS (Class; City; W-L ; Comment) AAA; Salt Lake; 20-22; OF Tyson Auer fifth in the league with 13 stolen bases. AA; Arkansas; 17-19; Reliever Ryan Brasier hasn't given up an earned run since April 15. A; Inland Empire, 16-26; 66ers winless on the road in May. A; Cedar Rapids; 21-20; No regular batting better than .270. R; Orem; 0-0; Season begins June 20.
April 11, 2011
City of Lights, City of Angels Where: Directors Guild of America Theater, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles When: Monday to April 18 Price: General admission, $10 Contact:
April 1, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
CINCINNATI - Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, who had expressed curiosity about how he would be greeted in Cincinnati, received a warm ovation from fans here before the season opener between the Angels and Reds. Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, who starred for the rival St. Louis Cardinals, was booed loudly. Hamilton made his major league debut for the Reds on April 2, 2007, as a pinch-hitter. The Reds had acquired him four months earlier, in the Rule 5 draft. Hamilton had grown up in North Carolina and had spent the previous seven years of his career in the Tampa Bay organization.
March 12, 2013
Angels 0, Cleveland 0 AT THE PLATE: The Angels got only six hits and catcher Chris Iannetta was the only player to get more than one, going two for three to raise his average to .409. Kole Calhoun struck out three times in four at-bats. ON THE MOUND: Jered Weaver and Jerome Williams were sharp, with Weaver holding Cleveland to three hits and striking out six over the first four innings before Williams came on to give up five hits over the final five innings, striking out six batters.
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