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  • Pujols powers into history to cap Halos' rout
    Albert Pujols crushed his 610th career home run to become the all-time leader among foreign-born players as the Angels raced past the Rangers, 10-1, to even the four-game series between the American League West rivals on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium.
  • Pujols foreign-born HR leader with No. 610
    Albert Pujols crushed his 610th career home run in the seventh inning of the Angels' game against the Rangers on Tuesday night, passing fellow Dominican Sammy Sosa for the most homers by a foreign-born player.
  • Bailey frustrated after latest setback
    Andrew Bailey spent more than four months rehabbing his troublesome right shoulder before making his long-awaited return to the Majors last Tuesday against the Nationals. He entered the game in the eighth inning to face Ryan Zimmerman, marking his first outing for the Angels since the first week of the season.
  • 'Bedrock' to join Angels on Players Weekend
    Every time Cam Bedrosian takes the mound for the Angels, he's following in the footsteps of his father, Cy Young Award-winning closer Steve Bedrosian. He'll have an opportunity to pay further tribute to his dad during the inaugural Players Weekend on Aug. 25-27.
  • Heaney returns home to face Cashner, Rangers
    Andrew Heaney will make his first Angel Stadium appearance in well over a year Wednesday when he takes the mound for the third of a four-game set against the Rangers. The Rangers will go with right-hander Andrew Cashner, who's 4-2 with a 2.38 ERA over his last seven starts.
  • Halos look to fend off West rivals in WC race
    Entering Monday, the Angels had held a playoff spot for nine consecutive days -- no small feat given the crowded and ever-changing landscape of the American League Wild Card race.
  • Jones extends hit streak to 20 for 66ers
    After a dominant high school career that included Gatorade National Player of the Year honors as a senior, MacKenzie Gore is quickly living up to the hype in his professional debut.
  • Angels' Top 30 prospects list
    Who do the Angels have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for the Halos' Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
  • Angels fall short vs. Rangers, slip back in WC
    Adrian Beltre crushed a three-run home run and Cole Hamels pitched seven strong innings as the Rangers defeated the Angels, 5-3, in Monday night's series opener at Angel Stadium to tighten the American League Wild Card race.
  • Simmons smoothly barehands throw from OF
    Simmons smoothly barehands throw from OF
  • Angels place Ramirez, Bailey on 10-day DL
    Just as the Angels' rotation appeared to be getting healthier, the club was dealt yet another injury blow, as JC Ramirez landed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a right elbow strain.
  • Maybin, Calhoun give Halos series win vs. O's
    Cameron Maybin's clutch two-out, pinch-hit single erased a frustrating day at the plate for the Angels, lifting Los Angeles to a 5-4 series win at Camden Yards and keeping the red-hot Halos right in the thick of the American League Wild Card race.
  • Facing O's again, Bridwell keeps Angels in game
    Long after Parker Bridwell exited against the team that traded him away in April, the Angels took the lead on pinch-hitter Cameron Maybin's RBI single in the eighth, extinguished a rally on another Andrelton Simmons defensive gem and held on despite Baltimore putting the go-ahead run on base in the ninth. In terms of game headlines, the starting pitcher's doesn't make the cut in Sunday's 5-4 win.
  • Trout joins elite company with 25-HR season
    Mike Trout joined a prestigious club with his 25th homer of the season in the first inning on Saturday vs. the Orioles at Camden Yards.
  • Trout, Valbuena each hit 2 HRs in Halos' win
    Mike Trout and Luis Valbuena each homered twice as the Angels continued their recent power surge to blow past the Orioles with Saturday's 5-1 win to even the series.
  • Middleton looks to shake off walk-off slam
    Cameron Maybin was held out of the starting lineup again Saturday due right knee soreness, but both he and Angels manager Mike Scioscia are optimistic he won't be out much longer.
  • Pujols ties HR record for foreign-born player
    Albert Pujols' first-inning home run, the 609th of his career, moved the Angels slugger into a tie with Sammy Sosa for eighth on the all-time list.
  • Halos homer five times, but bullpen can't hold
    Manny Machado homered three times and hit a walkoff grand slam to single-handedly propel the Orioles' come-from-behind 9-7 series-opening win over the Angels Friday night.
  • Leader Watch: Trout's historic OPS+ bid
    Entering Friday's action, Mike Trout carried a 206 park-adjusted OPS+, a number we haven't seen anyone post over a full season in over a decade.
  • Fan gets meeting with Pujols after catching HR
    Fan gets meeting with Pujols after catching HR
  • Inbox: Who will handle closing duties?
    How will the Angels handle the closer role? Beat reporter Maria Guardado answers this and more in the latest Inbox.
  • Calhoun's HR powers Angels over Nationals
    Ricky Nolasco looked like his recent self in the first inning, giving up a two-run homer to Ryan Zimmerman. But the righty then settled down, not allowing another run over 5 2/3, and the Angels offense took advantage.
  • Nolasco stifles Nats before exiting with cramps
    Wednesday seemed like it was going to be another typical outing for Ricky Nolasco. But the righty settled in, not allowing another run after the first, and the Angels rallied for a 3-2 win.
  • Weaver calls it a career after 12 MLB seasons
    Padres right-hander Jered Weaver has announced his retirement from baseball, following a 12-year career in which he racked up 150 wins, a 3.63 ERA and three All-Star berths.
  • Quiet in DC, Angels watch win streak end
    The Nationals and Angels entered Tuesday night as two of the hottest teams in baseball, with a combined 13 wins over 16 games between the clubs. But Washington snapped the Halos' six-game win streak with a 3-1 victory, using two home runs from Howie Kendrick, who spent his first nine seasons with the Angels.
  • Potential key 'pen piece Bailey sharp in return
    Andrew Bailey completed his long road back to the Majors on Tuesday night, tossing a scoreless inning in the Angels' 3-1 series-opening loss to the Nationals at Nationals Park.
  • Simmons, Maldy highlight Halos' stellar gloves
    Like most pitchers, rookie Parker Bridwell tends to turn around whenever a batted ball sails over his head. His reason for doing, though: to watch the Angels' defense behind him.
  • Angels win sixth straight behind Bridwell's gem
    Parker Bridwell allowed one run on four hits for his fifth consecutive win in seven decisions, and the Angels toppled the Mariners, 4-2, at Safeco Field on Sunday to complete a four-game sweep.
  • Unheralded rookie Bridwell continues to impress
    Since being acquired from the Orioles in exchange for cash in April, right-hander Parker Bridwell has pitched in 12 games for the Angels. They've won all but one of them, a testament to the surprising consistency and effectiveness Bridwell has brought to Los Angeles' rotation this season.
  • Pujols lifts Halos to 5th straight win, WC spot
    Albert Pujols came up with the big hit for a second straight night as the Angels again rallied against the Mariners' bullpen for a 6-3 win that vaulted them into sole possession of the No. 2 Wild Card position in the American League.
  • Wild ride: Angels' comebacks fuel playoff push
    After extending their winning streak to five games with a 6-3 victory over the Mariners on Saturday night, the Angels have now won 11 of their last 15 games -- surging past the Twins to take sole possession of the second AL Wild Card slot.
  • Meyer's right shoulder rehab hits snag
    Alex Meyer has been shut down from throwing after experiencing renewed inflammation in his right shoulder, delaying the timetable for his return to the Angels' rotation.
  • Baylor inspired many, including ex NFL star
    Former manager and big league player Don Baylor remembered as an inspiration by many, including Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson.
  • Resurgent Pujols a boon for surging Halos
    Slugger Albert Pujols showed signs of breaking out his extended slump on Friday night, collecting three hits and driving in two runs to help the Angels secure a 6-5 comeback win over the Mariners at Safeco Field. Pujols, who entered Friday batting .136 over his last 15 games, delivered a two-run single to fuel the Angels' big four-run outburst in the seventh inning.
  • Halos rally to top Seattle, make move in WC
    The Angels scored the final five runs of the game after trailing early, taking advantage of a critical error by Jean Segura in the ninth inning to score the go-ahead run, moving a half-game out of the race for the No. 2 Wild Card spot. Albert Pujols had a two-run single as part of a four-run seventh. Nelson Cruz had three extra-base hits, including his third home run in as many games, and teammate Mike Zunino clubbed a two-run home run as well as Seattle built a 5-1 lead.
  • When in doubt, it's Trout who rescues Halos
    Mike Trout hit a three-run double in the top of the ninth inning on Thursday to lift the Angels to a win over the Mariners. The Mariners had tied the game with three runs in the eighth before Trout's double off closer Edwin Diaz put the Angels on top for good.
  • Trout's 9th-inning 2B boosts Halos in WC chase
    Mike Trout broke a tie with a three-run double in the ninth inning against Seattle closer Edwin Diaz, as the Angels took the first game of a four-game series. Tyler Skaggs tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings and C.J. Cron and Andrelton Simmons hit homers. Nelson Cruz and Jean Segura hit homers for the Mariners, who saw pitcher James Paxton leave after 6 1/3 innings with a left pectoral strain.

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