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9 hrs ago | TwinCities
The Los Angeles Angels refused to indulge in champagne, cigars or self-congratulation after securing their first playoff spot in a half-decade. The Angels became the first team in the majors to clinch a postseason berth on Monday night, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
13 hrs ago | MLive.com
Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, left, celebrates his second home run of the game with teammates during the third inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif.
Susana Pereda, left, support specialist, and product specialists Christopher Jorge, and Marcella Salem, right, demonstrate the birth simulator "Victoria" that is used for healthcare education. "> Susana Pereda, left, support specialist, and product specialists Christopher Jorge, and Marcella Salem, right, demonstrate the birth simulator "Victoria" that is used for healthcare education.
Sep 12, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson pitches against the Houston Astros during the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports Earlier this afternoon, I was given the opportunity to speak with Los Angeles Angels starter and 10 year Major League veteran C.J. Wilson , courtesy of Head and Shoulders in conjunction with Season of the #Whiff program, which is helping to revitalize baseball in the inner city.
Those clubs -- led by the Angels, who are ranked the top team in baseball for the third consecutive week -- lead the way in the The Halos not only pace the field, they set the trend, with the following four teams -- the Orioles, Nationals, Dodgers and Athletics -- also unchanged from last week, with some neighborhood rivals bunched together near the top. The two Beltways clubs occupy two of the top three spots, and California teams take up four of this week's top six.
Dallas Keuchel took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, and the Houston Astros ended the Los Angeles Angels' 10-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory Sunday. Keuchel faced the minimum 21 batters from the major league-leading Angels through seven innings on a scorching day at the Big A, overpowering a lineup that has scored a big league-best 728 runs.
There are many reasons why the Los Angeles Angels are running away with the American League West and Matt Shoemaker could be at the top of the list. The rookie right-hander tries for his seventh straight victory - and 16th of the season - when Los Angeles begins a four-game series with the visiting Seattle Mariners on Monday.
Angels shortstop Gordon Beckham gets high-fives in the dugout after scoring what would be the Angels' only run against the Astros in the eighth inning Sunday in Anaheim. Angels shortstop Gordon Beckham gets high-fives in the dugout after scoring what would be the Angels' only run against the Astros in the eighth inning Sunday in Anaheim.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday Sept. 14, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif.
Last night's 5-2 win over the Astros extended the Los Angeles Angels winning streak to 10 games. Mike Scioscia 's team has soared past the Oakland Athletics and taken control of the American League West.
Aug 30, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Felix Doubront delivers a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Cubs were finally able to bring their losing streak to an end, topping the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 behind a solid start from Felix Doubront .
The New York Yankees ended the Baltimore Orioles' six-game winning streak on Saturday with a 3-2 victory over the American League East leaders. Chris Young scored what proved to be the decisive run on a steal of home in a three-run second inning off Miguel Gonzalez to keep the Yankees in wild-card contention.
Jered Weaver earned his AL-leading 17th win, Mike Trout homered twice, and the AL West leaders reduced their magic number for clinching the division title to four with a 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Any combination of Angels victories and Seattle Mariners losses totaling four will give Los Angeles its sixth division title under manager Mike Scioscia and first since 2009, when the team won its third in a row.
Angels 5, Astros 2: Jered Weaver earned his A.L.-leading 17th win, Mike Trout homered twice, and Los Angeles reduced its magic number for clinching the A.L. West to four. The Angels extended their winning streak to 10 games -- one off the franchise record set in 1964.
Sep 2, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Ten more treks on the 57 freeway to Angel Stadium.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:50 am
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