9/16/2014 | Hamilton returns early; Pujols in lineup at first
Josh Hamilton returned to the starting lineup after an 11-game absence, and Albert Pujols was back at first base for Tuesday's game against the Mariners, one night after the Angels first baseman exited in the third inning because of a cramp in his left hamstring.
9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees
Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.
9/16/2014 | Mariners look to derail Angels in Anaheim
Rookie left-hander Roenis Elias will try to snap the Mariners' three-game losing streak on Tuesday at Angel Stadium against a Halos team with 11 wins in 12 days. Seattle entered the day two games back in the race for the second AL Wild Card, while the Angels have a magic number of three to beat the A's in the AL West race.
9/16/2014 | Halos excited to punch ticket, but focused on bigger goals
Mike Scioscia and the Angels are not satisfied with simply making the postseason -- they want to win the American League West for the first time since 2009, lock up home-field advantage throughout the playoffs and much more beyond that.
9/16/2014 | Angels rout Mariners to secure playoff berth
Led by Albert Pujols' three RBIs and a gem by Matt Shoemaker, the Angels became the first Major League team to clinch a playoff berth with an 8-1 win over the Mariners on Monday night at Angel Stadium, but both Pujols and Shoemaker left with injuries.
9/16/2014 | Shoemaker set for MRI after mild side pain
Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker was forced to exit deep into his start on Monday night with what he deemed "a little side discomfort" on the left side of his rib cage, an ailment the rookie said he's "not really" concerned about. Nonetheless, he'll have an MRI on Tuesday.
9/15/2014 | Pujols hopes hamstring cramp doesn't linger
Angels first baseman Albert Pujols left Monday night's game with a cramp in his left hamstring, but said after the 8-1 win over the Mariners that he hoped to return to the lineup on Tuesday.
9/15/2014 | Angels part ways with scout involved in Trout pick
Greg Morhardt, a scout who played a key role in the decision to take Mike Trout in the first round five years ago, has been informed by the Angels that he will not have his contract renewed for 2015.
9/15/2014 | Hamilton eyes Wednesday return after 'breakthrough' day
Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, who hasn't played since Sept. 4 with an injured right AC joint (shoulder area) and trapezius muscle, had what manager Mike Scioscia thinks could be a "breakthrough" day Monday and could return as early as Wednesday.
9/14/2014 | Angels can clinch playoff berth by beating Mariners
If the Mariners are to remain in the playoff picture, they'll need to succeed against a team that doesn't often lose. Beginning Monday, the Mariners will play the first of seven remaining games against the American League West-leading Angels, starting a four-game set in Anaheim. The Angels can clinch a postseason berth with a win over the Mariners, who trail the Royals by one game for the second AL Wild Card spot. Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma squares off with the Halos' Matt Shoemaker.
9/14/2014 | Angels stifled by Keuchel as win streak ends
The Angels' offense simply overheated. After bashing their way to a season-high 10-game winning streak, the Angels came crashing down to earth during Sunday's 6-1 loss to Houston, mustering just three hits as the temperature hovered in the mid-90s.
9/14/2014 | Hamilton makes progress with shoulder after workout
On Sunday morning, shortly after Josh Hamilton completed a workout (still no baseball activities), Angels manager Mike Scioscia expressed a new feeling -- excitement. "He made a lot of progress this morning, so we're excited about that," Scioscia said.
9/14/2014 | Angels showcase their best during 10-game win streak
The 10-game winning streak that was snapped Sunday was the longest for the Angels since 2002, and it was just the fifth time in franchise history that the club had strung together at least 10 wins in a row.
9/14/2014 | Halos looking for 11th straight win, sweep of Astros
The Angels and Astros' Sunday finale is a matchup of southpaws hoping to finish solid 2014 campaigns strongly. Both Dallas Keuchel and Hector Santiago are in the midst of breakout seasons.
9/14/2014 | Angels shave magic number with 10th straight win
Mike Trout hit two home runs and Jered Weaver struck out 12 as the Angels extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 5-2 win over Houston on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.
9/13/2014 | Street returns after resting sore hamstring
Closer Huston Street returned and earned the save Saturday night. Angels manager Mike Scioscia also said that Josh Hamilton continued to improve but his return to baseball activities remained "open-ended."
9/13/2014 | Scioscia downplays importance of looming 100-win mark
With 15 games remaining, it appears likely the Angels will reach the 100-win mark for the second time in franchise history (they also did it in 2008).
9/12/2014 | Overturned call helps Astros add run against Angels
Astros manager Tom Lawless successfully challenged an out call on a tag play on Robbie Grossman at first base in the fourth inning.
9/12/2014 | Angels activate Thatcher off disabled list
The Angels activated left-handed specialist Joe Thatcher from the disabled list on Friday, nearly six weeks after spraining his ankle in Tampa Bay. Thatcher threw a simulated game of 20 to 25 pitches on Friday and said his ankle was "as good as it's going to get until the offseason."
9/12/2014 | Kendrick stepping up on offense with Hamilton out
Without Josh Hamilton in the lineup, the Angels' offense has scored 65 runs in seven games. Howie Kendrick -- the guy taking over for Hamilton in the cleanup spot -- has been a big reason why.
9/12/2014 | Hamilton's return date from shoulder injury still unclear
Josh Hamilton missed his eighth straight game Friday, and a return doesn't appear to be on the horizon soon. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Hamilton's X-ray on his right shoulder came back negative and that he was making progress, but the 33-year-old left-fielder was "not that close to playing."
9/12/2014 | Weaver looks to inch Halos closer to postseason
Jered Weaver will try to move the Angels closer to locking up a division title when he squares off against Scott Feldman and the Astros on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.
9/12/2014 | Seven-run frame lifts Angels to ninth straight win
With a couple of swift Mike Trout swings, a pair of Houston errors and a seven-run fifth inning, the Angels erased a three-run deficit and cruised to an easy 11-3 win over the Astros on Friday night at Angel Stadium.
9/11/2014 | Tickets for potential ALDS games on sale Sept. 18
Tickets for potential American League Division Series games at Angel Stadium will go on sale next Thursday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. PT, the Angels announced.
9/11/2014 | Decision to keep playing pays off for O'Malley
The Angels reached out to Shawn O'Malley shortly after they traded Mark Trumbo on Dec. 10. They were the only team to offer him an invitation to Spring Training, and so they were the ones who reaped the benefit of a solid season.
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