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March 31, 1999 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Rich DeLucia traveled to Phoenix for Tuesday's exhibition game against Oakland and was scheduled to pitch against the A's, but soon after he arrived at Municipal Stadium, he was told to return to Tempe. An hour later, DeLucia paced the Tempe Diablo Stadium clubhouse in a daze, wondering how an Angel team that relied so heavily on him last season could dump him so unceremoniously this spring. "They're concerned about my health, but deep down, I know it's about money," said DeLucia, who had a 4.
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March 31, 1999 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Rich DeLucia traveled to Phoenix for Tuesday's exhibition game against Oakland and was scheduled to pitch against the A's, but soon after he arrived at Municipal Stadium, he was told to return to Tempe. An hour later, DeLucia paced the Tempe Diablo Stadium clubhouse in a daze, wondering how an Angel team that relied so heavily on him last season could dump him so unceremoniously this spring. "They're concerned about my health, but deep down, I know it's about money," said DeLucia, who had a 4.
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April 29, 1997 | CHRIS FOSTER
Rich DeLucia seems to have found a spot in the Angel bullpen, partly because of his split-finger fastball. DeLucia, a 32-year-old right-hander, was acquired from the San Francisco Giants on April 14 for a player to be named later. Since coming to the Angels, DeLucia has given up only one run in eight innings. The run came on a fan-aided home run by Detroit's Travis Fryman on Saturday. "Sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery," Angel General Manager Bill Bavasi said.
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September 19, 1998 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Angels could take pride in calling themselves a gritty bunch of gamers, a feisty band that never gave in to injuries that would drown lesser teams. Frankly, though, the Angels would prefer to call themselves champions. "If we're going to talk about resilient, now's the time," Manager Terry Collins said. "We've been talking about it for three months. Now is when it pays off." The Texas Rangers seized the American League West lead from the Angels on Thursday and won their game Friday.
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April 27, 1998 | CHRIS FOSTER
Rich DeLucia stranded two more runners Saturday, as he struck out Tampa Bay's Bobby Smith--the only batter he faced--to end the game. He has inherited eight runners this season and none have scored. Last Wednesday, he worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out situation against Baltimore. Two nights earlier, he struck out the Orioles' Rafael Palmeiro and Joe Carter--hitting 92 miles per hour on the last pitch to Carter.
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June 27, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
It may be the most amazing statistical fact of the season for the Angels: Rich DeLucia, a journeyman middle reliever acquired from San Francisco in mid-April, has twice as many wins as Chuck Finley, who entered 1997 as the team's ace. DeLucia was 6-2 entering Monday night's game against Seattle. Finley is 3-5 going into tonight's start against the Mariners. "How many wins does he have?" a stunned Finley asked when informed of the figures. "That doesn't bother me.
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June 17, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA and CHRIS BAKER
A magnetic resonance imaging test and a nerve conduction test on Darin Erstad's sore left elbow revealed no serious damage Monday, and the Angel first baseman will be able to play as much as his pain will allow. An MRI on reliever Rich DeLucia's sore right elbow also showed no serious injury, and DeLucia should be able to pitch against the Dodgers tonight if needed. Erstad, who is batting .
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April 15, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
There were two buses in front of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan Monday afternoon, one to take the Angels to Yankee Stadium, the other to take the San Francisco Giants to Shea Stadium for a game against the New York Mets. "I had to make sure I got on the right one," said middle reliever Rich DeLucia, who earlier in the day was traded by the Giants to the Angels for a player to be named.
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May 6, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Troy Percival has been out a month because of a shoulder injury, and Manager Terry Collins has essentially declared the closer irreplaceable. Collins said Monday that while Mike James will continue to receive most of the closing assignments, Mike Holtz and Rich DeLucia will also be asked to finish games, depending on the situation. "That's not to say Mike won't pitch in the ninth," Collins said, "but we'll go game by game."
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July 31, 1998 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chuck Finley's luck is getting better. The Angels' luck, as always, is a given. The Angels got eight shutout innings from Finley on Thursday night but couldn't muster a run and paid for it. The New York Yankees simply waited out their nemesis, then beat the Angel bullpen. Tino Martinez's two-run double in the 10th inning broke a scoreless tie, propelling the New York Yankees to a 3-0 victory in front of 42,915 at Edison Field.
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July 31, 1998 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chuck Finley's luck is getting better. The Angels' luck, as always, is a given. The Angels got eight shutout innings from Finley on Thursday night but couldn't muster a run and paid for it. The New York Yankees simply waited out their nemesis, then beat the Angel bullpen. Tino Martinez's two-run double in the 10th inning broke a scoreless tie, propelling the New York Yankees to a 3-0 victory in front of 42,915 at Edison Field.
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April 27, 1998 | CHRIS FOSTER
Rich DeLucia stranded two more runners Saturday, as he struck out Tampa Bay's Bobby Smith--the only batter he faced--to end the game. He has inherited eight runners this season and none have scored. Last Wednesday, he worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out situation against Baltimore. Two nights earlier, he struck out the Orioles' Rafael Palmeiro and Joe Carter--hitting 92 miles per hour on the last pitch to Carter.
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April 3, 1998 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This game almost seems easy when you get the kind of starting pitching, clutch hitting and defense the Angels have displayed in their first two games. Ken Hill and Dave Hollins both joined the century club Thursday night, Hill throwing six shutout innings for his 100th career victory and Hollins clubbing his 100th career home run in the fourth inning, to lead the Angels to a 10-2 victory over the New York Yankees before 29,899 at Edison Field.
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June 27, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
It may be the most amazing statistical fact of the season for the Angels: Rich DeLucia, a journeyman middle reliever acquired from San Francisco in mid-April, has twice as many wins as Chuck Finley, who entered 1997 as the team's ace. DeLucia was 6-2 entering Monday night's game against Seattle. Finley is 3-5 going into tonight's start against the Mariners. "How many wins does he have?" a stunned Finley asked when informed of the figures. "That doesn't bother me.
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June 17, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA and CHRIS BAKER
A magnetic resonance imaging test and a nerve conduction test on Darin Erstad's sore left elbow revealed no serious damage Monday, and the Angel first baseman will be able to play as much as his pain will allow. An MRI on reliever Rich DeLucia's sore right elbow also showed no serious injury, and DeLucia should be able to pitch against the Dodgers tonight if needed. Erstad, who is batting .
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May 26, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You knew the Angels would eventually lose a baseball game, just like you knew Tiger Woods would eventually lose a golf tournament, but what a way to go. Ed Sprague's routine fly ball to start the 11th inning dropped between right fielder Tim Salmon and center fielder Jim Edmonds for a gift triple, and reliever Rich DeLucia walked in the winning run, as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Angels, 4-3, Sunday before 28,180 in the Skydome. "[Stuff] happens," Angel third baseman Tony Phillips said.
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May 26, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You knew the Angels would eventually lose a baseball game, just like you knew Tiger Woods would eventually lose a golf tournament, but what a way to go. Ed Sprague's routine fly ball to start the 11th inning dropped between right fielder Tim Salmon and center fielder Jim Edmonds for a gift triple, and reliever Rich DeLucia walked in the winning run, as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Angels, 4-3, Sunday before 28,180 in the Skydome. "[Stuff] happens," Angel third baseman Tony Phillips said.
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May 16, 1997 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just about the time closer Troy Percival was taking the mound in Lake Elsinore to give his shoulder what could be a final rehabilitation test before returning from the disabled list, the Angels were finding that it takes only, oh, four or so guys to replace him. Rookie sensation Jason Dickson turned in another solid start and then Chuck McElroy, Rich DeLucia, Mike Holtz and Mike James--none of whom threw more than eight pitches--combined to retire...
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