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  • Royals take a tough loss against Detroit

    Royals take a tough loss against Detroit
    Alex Avila homered twice, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the eighth inning that lifted the Detroit Tigers over the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Sunday.     Detroit's Max Scherzer struck out 12 in seven innings, but he was denied his 20th victory when...
  • Wells, Aybar nursing minor injuries; Wells to DH, Aybar out

     
    Left fielder Vernon Wells tweaked his right ankle and suffered a bruised heel Tuesday night when he landed awkwardly on the first-base bag on a fourth-inning groundout. As a result, he will start at designated hitter in Wednesday's series finale......
  • Angels hitters have work cut out against Tigers' Justin Verlander

     
    The Angels must contend with one of baseball's best pitchers Tuesday night when they face Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander in Angel Stadium. Right-hander Dan Haren will start for the Angels, who have won nine of their last 11 games......
  • Matt Kemp will bat third for NL All-Stars

     
    The Dodgers' Matt Kemp will bat third for the National League and play center field in Tuesday's All-Star game at Chase Field in Phoenix, meaning he'll once again be facing the Angels' Jered Weaver in the first inning. Weaver will......
  • Angels' Dan Haren hopes for turnaround in Detroit

     
    Dan Haren (pictured at right) closed the first half of the season with four wins in a row -- including consecutive starts in which he did not allow a run. But it's been rougher sledding since the All-Star break, with......
  • Pitcher Tyler Chatwood roughed up in Angels loss to Tigers

     
    Five days after one of his best starts of the season, Angels right-hander Tyler Chatwood (pictured above) had one of his worst Friday, giving up six runs in 5 1/3 innings of a 12-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Chatwood,......
  • Justin Verlander comes within four outs of no-hitter to beat Angels

     
    Fans filing into Comerica Park on Sunday were handed a poster commemorating Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander's no-hitter in Toronto in May. Then they were nearly treated to an encore, with Verlander coming within four outs of another no-hitter in Detroit'...
  • Angels rest Vernon Wells against Tigers

     
    Angels Manager Mike Scioscia has tried to rest his regulars at least once during the team's 10-day tour of the hot and humid Eastern time zone. Friday it was Vernon Wells' turn, with Howie Kendrick spelling the veteran in left......
  • Jered Weaver to appeal 6-game suspension; Scioscia out for 1 game

     
    Angels: Jered Weaver, as expected, received a six-game suspension and a fine for throwing at Detroit catcher Alex Avila. The Angels ace has decided to appeal. Manager Mike Scioscia also received a one-game suspension....
  • Bill Plaschke: Jered Weaver was wrong

     
    Jered Weaver made a mistake in throwing the purpose pitch against Detroit, says Bill Plaschke....
  • Angels: Jered Weaver to drop appeal of six-game suspension

     
    One night after saying he planned to go through with an appeal of his six-game suspension for throwing over the head of Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila last Sunday, Angels ace Jered Weaver has changed his mind. Weaver will drop......
  • Angels move Pineiro to bullpen; Weaver expected to drop appeal

     
    Struggling right-hander Joel Pineiro was removed from the rotation and demoted to the bullpen before Thursday night's game against the Minnesota Twins, but Manager Mike Scioscia said he won't name a replacement until early next week. Because of Monday's...