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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.
January 11, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
The Angels have hired Mark Langston as their new radio analyst, replacing Jose Mota. Langston, who pitched eight of his 16 major league seasons for the Angels, will join Terry Smith in the radio booth. Victor Rojas and Mark Gubicza remain the television broadcast team. Mota will become an analyst on the Angels' Spanish-language television broadcasts. Angels spokesman Tim Mead, who confirmed the changes, said Fox Sports plans to increase its Spanish-language Angels broadcasts from 50 last year to about 75 this year.
August 28, 2010 | By Kevin Baxter
Monday through Wednesday: at Seattle Friday through Sunday: at Oakland When the calendar flips from August to September, the Angels are usually beginning to think about their postseason rotation. Not this year. But that doesn't mean they don't have anything to play for in the final month of the season. The Angels need a strong September to avoid their first losing season since 2003. And more than a few players need strong finishes if they hope to be back next season — only nine Angels are signed for 2011.
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:
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.
June 16, 2011
Angels starters as hitters (career stats): Player; Avg.; RBI; BB; K; OB%; Slg% Jered Weaver; .136; 1; 1; 7; .174; .136 Dan Haren; .226; 26; 8; 62; .249; .331 Ervin Santana; .133; 3; 0; 14; .133; .200 Joel Pineiro; .105; 10; 11; 93; .162; .142 Note: Pineiro has 20 sacrifice bunts, Haren has 18 and Weaver and Santana have none. Angels pitchers as hitters in interleague play since it began in 1997: 144 games .120 average (33-274)
April 2, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
KEY MOMENT: The Angels put the first two runners on base in the first inning when Kole Calhoun doubled to right field and Mike Trout walked. But Albert Pujols grounded into a double play and David Freese lined out to center field, killing the rally and setting the tone for a frustrating evening. The Angels scored twice in the ninth on Trout's run-scoring triple and Freese's sacrifice fly. AT THE PLATE: Justin Smoak capped a superb series with a ninth-inning home run, giving the Seattle first baseman six hits, including two home runs, and seven runs batted in. Corey Hart also singled and homered, and Brad Miller, Robinson Cano and Stefen Romero each had two hits and an RBI for the Mariners.
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