| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:10 PM
KEY MOMENT: A five-run cushion in the ninth was almost not enough for deposed closer Ernesto Frieri. The Twins loaded the bases with two outs on a single and two walks. Joe Smith gave up a three-run double to Joe Mauer to make it 6-4 and raise Frieri's...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:16 PM
The Angels swapped their demoted closer for another on Friday, acquiring Jason Grilli from the Pittsburgh Pirates for Ernesto Frieri.
Grilli, 38, was a first-time All-Star last season, but he has a 4.87 earned-run average this season. He has blown...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:29 PM
The Angels need help for their bullpen. On Friday, they acquired a guy who was an All-Star closer last season.
Whether the Angels actually got any help for their bullpen remains to be seen.
The Angels swapped one demoted closer for another, sending...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Jason Grilli awoke at 4 a.m. He had slept two hours.
He was in Pittsburgh. The Angels were in Kansas City. They needed him for a day game, so he caught a cab at 5 a.m., took a 7 a.m. flight through Chicago, and got to the ballpark here at about noon....
| Jun 29, 2014
KEY MOMENT: The Angels nursed a 2-0 lead through a four-hour rain delay, but David Freese gave them two more runs in the sixth inning. He had three hits — tying his high with the Angels — and drove in three runs. His batting average rose to...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:56 PM
White Sox: Parity helps White Sox remain contender despite 28th-ranked fielding, 26th-ranked pitching entering weekend.
Indians: Lonnie Chisenhall hits three homers, drives in nine runs and goes 5-for-5 vs. Rangers....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:52 PM
The Angels were four batters into a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday when Garrett Richards put them in a three-run hole by walking two and giving up a three-run home run to Jose Abreu.
The Richards of 2012 or 2013 may have...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Sidearm-throwing Joe Smith is not your prototypical closer, a guy “who comes in throwing 97 miles per hour with a nasty breaking ball,” as Manager Mike Scioscia said.
The Angels don’t care as long as Smith continues to do what he did...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:45 PM
KEY MOMENT: After Danny Valencia led off the 13th inning with a double, the Royals decided to play for one run. Alcides Escobar laid down the sacrifice bunt, but rookie Mike Morin, the Angels' sixth pitcher, made an errant throw. Valencia scored from...
| May 25, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Matt Shoemaker lost his job in the Angels' starting rotation because the team played 13 innings on Saturday.
That was the story line Sunday at Angel Stadium, where Wade LeBlanc had just been called up from triple-A Salt Lake and Shoemaker had been...
| May 25, 2014
| 5:49 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Royals led, 3-1, with two out in the seventh inning. The Angels had runners on second and third but, even with the open base, the Royals elected to pitch to Albert Pujols. Kelvin Herrera got two quick strikes, with Pujols late on a 99-...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:08 PM
KEY MOMENT: Angels pitcher Jered Weaver walked .153-hitting No. 9 batter Brad Miller to load the bases with two outs in the fourth inning and threw a fastball to the backstop for a wild pitch that allowed the Mariners to trim the lead to 4-3. But the...