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  • Erick Aybar hits a three-run homer in Angels' 7-5 win over Mariners

    Erick Aybar hits a three-run homer in Angels' 7-5 win over Mariners
    KEY MOMENT: With the Angels leading 6-2, Kevin Jepsen replaced starter Matt Shoemaker with runners on second and third and one out in the sixth. Jepsen got Michael Saunders, who hit a two-run homer in the fourth, to fly to the wall in left, a run scoring,...
  • Angels' Sean Burnett headed to disabled list after reinjuring elbow

    The long road back from elbow surgery could be a dead end for Angels reliever Sean Burnett, who reinjured the elbow in his third appearance off the disabled list Tuesday night and will return to the DL on Wednesday. Burnett, who endured numerous...
  • Angels reliever Sean Burnett has torn elbow ligament, is out for the season

    Sean Burnett’s year-long comeback from elbow surgery came to an abrupt end Wednesday when the Angels left-hander was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow, an injury that will end his season and possibly his career....
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  • Tyler Skaggs' effort in Angels' loss isn't pretty, but it's progress

    Tyler Skaggs seemed to pitch two different games in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners, a seven-inning start that was a microcosm of a month in which the Angels' 22-year-old left-hander has alternated between brilliance and turbulence. Skaggs...
  • Jered Weaver, Angels defeat Mariners, 6-4

    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...
  • Angels' bullpen has to know how to hold them

    There are saves and blown saves for closers and holds for setup men, but there is no formal measure for the performance of those less-heralded relievers who enter with their team trailing by a few runs and hold the score, giving their offense a chance...
  • Angels lose to Mariners, 4-3, and also lose their tempers

    Angels lose to Mariners, 4-3, and also lose their tempers
    SEATTLE — The Angels lost to the Seattle Mariners, 4-3, Sunday in Safeco Field, but they didn't go down without a fight … among themselves. Struggling right-hander Joe Blanton knocked a water cooler off the bench and snapped at pitching...
  • Mariners beat bickering Angels, 4-3, to complete three-game sweep

    SEATTLE — The Angels lost to the Seattle Mariners, 4-3, Sunday at Safeco Field, but they didn’t go down without a fight — among themselves. Struggling right-hander Joe Blanton and pitching coach Mike Butcher had to be restrained...
  • Iwakuma Sets Rookie Record, Mariners Win 5th Straight

    Iwakuma Sets Rookie Record, Mariners Win 5th Straight
    Right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma recorded his first Major League win as a starting pitcher Monday with a club rookie record 13-strikeout performance as the Mariners beat the Blue Jays 4-1 at Safeco Field. The victory was the fifth straight for Seattle, which...
  • Wicked slider wasn't even in Humber's arsenal early last year

    Wicked slider wasn't even in Humber's arsenal early last year
    That pitch that got away from A.J. Pierzynski to end Phil Humber's perfect game Saturday? The same pitch that Michael Saunders and John Jaso couldn't lay off earlier in the ninth? Those were sliders, wicked, wicked sliders. "Hard, sharp and quick," said...
  • White Sox's Humber pitches perfect game

    White Sox's Humber pitches perfect game
    SEATTLE — For only a few seconds Saturday, Philip Humber's perfect game bid was out of his hands. "Go get it," Humber said as catcher A.J. Pierzynski chased down an errant slider that pinch-hitter Brendan Ryan was ruled to have swung at. "Throw him...