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  1. Giancarlo Stanton went from one homer in April to MLB’s best hitter in May

    May 31, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

    Giancario Stanton

    Giancarlo Stanton homered 56 times in his first 250 career games, but when he began this season by going homerless in his first 19 games there were plenty of questions about what was wrong with the 22-year-old Marlins slugger. It turns out, the answer was … nothing. Stanton snapped his homerless streak on April 29…

  2. Don’t let 20-year-old Mike Trout be overshadowed by 19-year-old Bryce Harper

    May 31, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout scores on a sacrifice fly with New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin getting out of the way during the first inning of their MLB baseball game in Anaheim

    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is getting all sorts of attention for doing things rarely done by 19-year-old hitters, and rightfully so, but Angels outfielder Mike Trout probably deserves a little more attention for doing things rarely done by 20-year-old hitters. Trout doubled and drove in two runs against the Yankees last night and is now…

  3. Former Mets GM Jim Duquette is donating a kidney to his daughter

    May 31, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    Jim Duquette

    Jim Duquette once gave Scott Kazmir to the Rays for Victor Zambrano. But now he’s giving up something even more valuable, and this time not one damn person is going to criticize him for it: Former Mets GM Jim Duquette, who now contributes part time to Mets radio broadcasts, will donate a kidney to his daughter Lindsey in…

  4. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 30, 2012, 6:15 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Twins 3, Athletics 2: Holy ninth inning rally, Batman! Josh Willingham hits a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth off Brian Fuentes after the Twins were shutout for six innings by Jarrod Parker and two by Jerry Blevins and Grant Balfour. Angels 5, Yankees 1: The Angels win again and are now…

  5. Jered Weaver goes on DL with strained lower back

    May 29, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT

    Jered Weaver

    7:15 p.m. EDT update: Now it’s officially official, apparently. The Angels have once again announced that Weaver has been placed on the DL and Richards has been called up. 6:30 p.m. EDT update: The Angels have asked reporters to disregard the release they sent out announcing that Weaver was placed on the DL and Garrett…

  6. Torii Hunter returns to Angels two weeks after son’s arrest

    May 29, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Torii Hunter Getty 2

    Torii Hunter was back with the Angels yesterday, rejoining the team after more than two weeks away following his 17-year-old son’s arrest on sexual assault charges. Hunter remained on the restricted list for last night’s game, but indicated that he expects to be in the lineup tonight versus the Yankees. Here’s what Hunter said about…

  7. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 29, 2012, 5:47 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox  v Tampa Bay Rays

    White Sox 2, Rays 1: Chris Sale: 15Ks and three hits in seven and a third. Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer. Red Sox 7, Tigers 4: Jim Leyland said that we saw what we saw and should write what we saw, so let’s do that: The Red Sox’ second inning rally never should have happened…

  8. Jered Weaver leaves start in first inning with lower back injury

    May 28, 2012, 9:45 PM EDT

    Jered Weaver

    Scary moment for the surging Angels. Jered Weaver was just three batters and 12 pitches into his start tonight against the Yankees when he was forced to exit due to injury. He threw a warm-up pitch to see whether he would be able to continue, but it appeared he had trouble putting weight on his…

  9. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    May 27, 2012, 8:29 AM EDT

    ernesto frieri ap

    It’s only a four-team division and the Rangers still have a comfortable lead, but the Angels are suddenly in second place in the American League West. Albert Pujols hit his fourth home run in five games and Ernesto Frieri converted his second save in as many chances as the Halos rolled to a 5-3 victory…

  10. Eric Wedge sits Dustin Ackley on his bobblehead day

    May 25, 2012, 9:10 PM EDT

    Dustin Ackley

    Tonight is Dustin Ackley bobblehead night at Safeco Field. However, Ackley isn’t playing. Manager Eric Wedge said he’s resting his second baseman, even though the Angels are throwing a right-hander. Which is just plain stupid. Ackley should be playing tonight regardless of the bobblehead matter. He’s a left-handed hitter who has hit righties far better…

  11. Haren and Pujols come up big: are the Angels finally turning the corner?

    May 25, 2012, 9:17 AM EDT

    Dan Haren

    At some point you have to hit rock bottom. It’s just that, if you can’t hit anything, even rock bottom looks hard.  But maybe last night the Angels finally turned things around, putting together a game that went the way they hoped things would go often this year. The Pujols signing aside, the team’s strength…

  12. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 25, 2012, 5:55 AM EDT

    Angel Pagan

    Giants 14, Marlins 7: There have been times over the past couple of years when the Giants wouldn’t score 14 in a week. And when he played in New York and Atlanta, there were weeks when Melky Cabrera wouldn’t drive in four, but here we are. Angel Pagan did the same. The Marlins bullpen gave…

  13. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 24, 2012, 8:28 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

    Yankees 8, Royals 3: Alex Rodriguez would like the New York sporting press to write more career obituaries for him. It seems to suit him nicely (2 for 4, 2 HR, 3 RBI). Reds 2, Braves 1: Todd Frazier hit a walkoff homer. It came off  Cristhian Martinez because, as everyone knows, Fredi Gonzalez would be drummed…

  14. The Angels may have found their closer in Ernesto Frieri

    May 23, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

    Ernesto Frieri

    Ernesto Frieri was plenty good in a year and a half with the Padres, yet manager Bud Black never seemed to want to trust him in close games. Perhaps that was a mistake. Frieri struck out the side in the 11th inning to earn his first career save as the Angels beat the A’s 3-1…

  15. Angels hopeful Torii Hunter will return next week

    May 23, 2012, 6:46 PM EDT

    Torii Hunter

    Especially now that Vernon Wells is out 8-10 weeks, the Angels could really use Torii Hunter back. It looks like it might happen early next week. Hunter missed his 10th straight game Wednesday after being put on the restricted list to attend to matters involving his son in Texas. 17-year-old Darius McClinton-Hunter was one of five…

  16. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 23, 2012, 5:59 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres v St. Louis Cardinals

    Cardinals 4, Padres 0: Tough break for San Diego to have Adam Wainwright figure it out and throw a four-hit shutout while they were in town, but I really do need them to go on a bad skid right now. I’m taking my kids to their first major league game when we go to San…

  17. Chris Getz aggravates rib injury, goes on disabled list

    May 22, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    chris getz turning double play

    Chris Getz aggravated his rib cage injury yesterday, so the Royals have placed the second baseman on the disabled list while calling up left-hander Will Smith from Triple-A to fill a long relief role. Getz’s injury seemingly opens the door for the Royals to actually give 24-year-old prospect Johnny Giavotella regular action at second base,…

  18. Twins drop Jason Marquis seven starts into $3 million deal

    May 22, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Jason Marquis

    Sunday on “Gleeman and The Geek” we talked about Jason Marquis‘ latest clunker of a start and how much longer the Twins could possibly stick with him in the rotation. It didn’t take long for an answer, as the Twins designated Marquis for assignment seven starts into a $3 million deal given to the 33-year-old…

  19. Vernon Wells needs thumb surgery, will miss 8-10 weeks

    May 21, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    Vernon Wells AP

    The Angels’ outfield logjam is suddenly a lot less complicated. Angels’ television broadcaster Victor Rojas reports that Vernon Wells will have surgery tomorrow to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb. He can resume baseball activities in 8-10 weeks, which means he’ll likely be out until around the start of August. Of…

  20. Vernon Wells likely DL bound with thumb injury

    May 21, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Vernon Wells

    As if losing a 13-inning game against the Padres on an error-induced walk-off run scored by a pitcher who pinch-hit wasn’t bad enough, the Angels also lost Vernon Wells and Ryan Langerhans to injuries. Wells injured his thumb stealing second base and Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that he was wearing a cast after the…

  21. Report: Lance Berkman has a torn ACL, may consider retirement

    May 21, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

    Lance Berkman, Mike Matheny

    This is bad news and, if confirmed today, could spell the end of Lance Berkman‘s career. Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that the Cardinals’ “early diagnosis” is that Lance Berkman has suffered a torn ACL.  An MRI will be performed today to confirm. Berkman was injured on Saturday night at Dodger…

  22. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 21, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    If I missed something important in one of these it’s because I was less plugged-in than usual yesterday. My daughter Mookie had her dance recital. Both ballet and jazz, which required me to sit through two (2)  separate shows. I kid you not: four hours of sitting in an auditorium to watch eight minutes of…

  23. Bobby Abreu, washed up? Not for the Dodgers (so far)

    May 18, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

    Bobby Abreu

    Bobby Abreu had the worst season of his career in 2011 and then went 5-for-24 (.208) in limited playing time early on this season, causing many to conclude that the 38-year-old was washed up and getting him released by the Angels. Abreu hooked on with the Dodgers two weeks ago, first as a part-time player…

  24. How far is Albert Pujols behind his usual home run pace?

    May 18, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols, Jeff Mathis

    Albert Pujols is finally showing some signs of life for the Angels, homering in back-to-back games after going deep just once through his first 36 games. He’s still hitting just .214 with a .248 on-base percentage and .325 slugging percentage overall and obviously three homers in 39 total team games is shockingly little power for…

  25. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 18, 2012, 5:58 AM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves

    Braves 7, Marlins 0: Brandon Beachy: the best pitcher you haven’t heard of. He shuts out the Marlins on five hits and ups his record to 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA. Giants 7, Cardinals 5: Bad Cardinal defense and a little more offense than usual gave the Giants some runs on a day when Matt…

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