| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:45 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. -- It had been a calf injury that delayed Josh Hamilton's Cactus League debut until Monday. He singled for his first hit, then took off for second base.
For the Angels, that was as good a sign as any. The swing might not be there yet, but...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 7:12 PM
The hallmark of a Mike Scioscia team has always been small ball. Steal, hit and run, take the extra base.
The long ball? That was fine for batting practice but it wasn't something the Angels looked for after the national anthem.
Times and tactics have...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Angels 14, Mets 2
TURNING POINT: Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez hit consecutive home runs in the first inning against Bartolo Colon, the first time the Angels have done that since July 27, 2009. Trout's went into the top of the trees beyond...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
AT THE PLATE: The Angels scored twice in the sixth to take a 2-1 lead when Mike Trout walked, Albert Pujols hit a run-scoring double and Erick Aybar hit a run-scoring single. David Freese ended an 0-for-14 skid when he doubled to left-center and later...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:31 PM
NEW YORK — The alarming rate with which he was giving up home runs was not a huge concern for Angels closer Ernesto Frieri earlier this week.
"It's going to sound stupid, but if I save 60 games, and every time, I give up a run, I'd take it,...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:19 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Could the Angels open the season without a left-hander in the bullpen?
That is one of the possibilities they are considering in the wake of an elbow injury to Brian Moran, the left-hander selected by the Angels in the Rule 5 draft...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:14 AM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Josh Hamilton bats fifth for the Angels on Thursday, against an opposing left-hander. As the regular season starts, that is where Hamilton might find himself in the lineup when the Angels face left-handers.
"We'll work around the...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:16 PM
SURPRISE, Ariz. — For Mike Scioscia, one question was enough.
The Angels had just traded his son, in a headline-grabbing deal. They sent Matt Scioscia to the Chicago Cubs for Trevor Gretzky, son of Wayne Gretzky, the greatest player in hockey...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:59 PM
ANGELS 7, ROYALS 3
AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout had two hits, raising his Cactus League batting average to .409. Raul Ibanez went hitless in three at-bats, lowering his average to .194. Kole Calhoun and Chris Iannetta each hit home runs.
ON THE MOUND: C....
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Angels 8, Cubs 4
AT THE PLATE: Ian Stewart, who appears to have the edge over several candidates for a reserve spot, sparked a six-run ninth inning with a home run and capped the rally with a run-scoring single. Grant Green (triple), Collin Cowgill...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:10 AM
It will be weeks, probably months, before Don Baylor can return to the Angels as their full-time hitting coach after he underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a fractured right femur, a freak injury Baylor suffered while catching the ceremonial first pitch...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 11:21 PM
KEY MOMENT: With runners on second and third and two out in the third, Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson intentionally walked the left-handed-hitting Robinson Cano to load the bases for switch-hitter Justin Smoak. Cano entered with a .367 average (11 for 30)...