| 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)...
| 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 1, 2014
| 5:12 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Albert Pujols plays for the Angels, and so does Josh Hamilton. Total rebuilding is not an option.
It could have been. The Angels' minor league system generally ranks as the worst in the business. The major league team has not...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 11:24 AM
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Temperatures are rising in the Phoenix area, but the Angels offense has cooled considerably since the team banged out 15 hits in a 15-3 win over the Chicago Cubs in their Cactus League opener on Feb. 28.
In eight exhibition games since,...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:07 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Most teams prefer that their major league players, especially those under long-term contracts, skip winter ball for fear of injury, but the Angels have always made an exception for shortstop Erick Aybar, who played about 20 games for Licey...
| 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,...
| Apr 28, 2014
KEY MOMENT: The Angels were in position to hand Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka his first loss since Aug. 19, 2012, and end his 31-game win streak dating back to Japan. But Garrett Richards' two-seam fastball to Mark Teixeira didn't sink, and a pitch...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:39 PM
KEY MOMENT: The revival of Albert Pujols made this "pick your poison" moment possible. With the score tied, 3-3, and one out in the eighth inning, J.B. Shuck was on second base, with first base open and Mike Trout at bat. Last year, with Pujols hampered...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Astros 7, Angels 4
KEY MOMENT: There were five of them, actually, Jason Castro's two-run homer to left-center in the first, solo shots by Matt Dominguez to left in the second, Jesus Guzman to left in the fourth and Alex Presley to right-center in the...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Angels 9, Houston Astros 1
KEY MOMENT: With runners on second and third and two outs in the first inning, and hard-throwing Jarred Cosart on the mound, Howie Kendrick stroked a two-run single to right-center to give the Angels a 3-0 lead, a cushion that...