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20 min ago | BleacherReport

Albert Pujols Injury: Updates on Angels Star's Hamstring and Return

Everything has been going right for the Los Angeles Angels lately, but they could have a problem on their hands with an injury to Albert Pujols . Albert Pujols just doubled home 3 in Anaheim, held his left hamstring over the last 80 feet, and is coming out.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Angels, Baseball Players, Efren Navarro

4 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Why Sean Doolittle's Return Could Push the Oakland Athletics into the Playoffs

After emerging as the best team in baseball over the first half, the Oakland Athletics have been free-falling throughout August and September. While much of the blame can be attributed to the A's suddenly feeble offense, Oakland's normally reliable bullpen faltered with closer Sean Doolittle on the disabled list, costing the team a few wins in the process.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Sean Doolittle, Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels

8 hrs ago | BleacherReport

World Series Long Shots Battling for Wild Card Berths

As the regular season enters its final weeks, the Los Angeles Angels remain firmly atop the odds to win the 2014 World Series . The Angels, who could clinch the AL West title as early as Wednesday, are pegged as 5-1 favorites to claim their first title since 2002.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League Central, Kansas City Royals

13 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Angels' winning streak ends with 6-1 loss to Houston

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Gregorio Petit, Howie Kendrick, Dallas Keuchel

17 hrs ago | Halos Heaven

MondoLinks: Angels meet Seattle as AL West title nears

The Magic Number is 4. But that just means tonight is not going to be the clincher. And it increases the chances, ever so slightly, that the clincher comes Thursday with Weaver and King Felix battling on the mound.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Dallas Keuchel, Los Angeles Angels

18 hrs ago | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Angels stifled by Keuchel as win streak ends

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. The Angels' lead in the American League West dropped to 10 games and their magic number to clinch the division remained at four with Oakland's win over Seattle.

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22 hrs ago | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Shoemaker, Angels look to clinch playoff berth facing 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.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Dustin Ackley, Baseball Players, Matt Shoemaker, Josh Hamilton

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Lester, A's beat Mariners 4-0

After six weeks of steady losing and three weeks without back-to-back wins, all the A's ills can't be cured by one weekend in Seattle. Riding six shutout innings from Jon Lester and solo homers from Sam Fuld and Brandon Moss, the A's pinned a 4-0 loss on the Mariners on Sunday, following up on Saturday's 10-inning, 3-2 win in a game started by A's annihilator Felix Hernandez.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Felix Hernandez, Kansas City Royals, Dan Otero, Derek Norris

The Times

Braves fall 10-3 to Rangers, swept in series

Colby Lewis pitched seven innings for his 10th victory, Luis Sardinas doubled his career total with four RBIs and the Texas Rangers completed their first series sweep in nearly five months with a 10-3 win Sunday over the playoff-chasing Atlanta Braves. After being swept in three games to complete a 2-7 trip, the Braves were four games behind Pittsburgh for the National League's second wild card with 13 games left in the regular season.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Colby Lewis, Baseball Players, National League, National League East, Mike Minor, Luis Sardinas, Atlanta Braves

Climbing Tal's Hill

Can Dallas Keuchel stop Angels' winning streak?

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Dallas Keuchel, Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics, Collin McHugh

Ananova

Yankees end Orioles streak

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Chris Young, Baseball Players, Miguel Gonzalez, Mike Trout, National League, National League Central

Yahoo Sports

Trout has 2 HRs, Weaver wins 17th for Angels

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jered Weaver, Mike Trout, Jose Altuve, Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners

SFGate

A's walk back from brink to top Mariners in 10th

On Saturday night at a packed, loud Safeco Field, the A's faced their most frequent tormentor and the likelihood of falling into third place in the AL West - and slipping out of a playoff spot altogether. This, the A's team that had romped through the first half with baseball's best record and a healthy lead for a postseason spot.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Felix Hernandez, Sonny Gray, James Jones

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Star Tribune

MLB Insider: A's and Orioles are headed different directions

The mystery is that it has happened even as Baltimore has dealt with absences and Oakland has beefed up its pitching staff. Baltimore manager Buck Showalter has presided over unexplainable success.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Chris Tillman, Matt Wieters, Manny Machado, Chris Davis

USA Today

Angels' Matt Shoemaker on a rookie rampage

Los Angeles Angels' Matt Shoemaker on a rookie rampage Matt Shoemaker's rookie rampage through the American League is huge for the Angels. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1s1b00I ANAHEIM, Calif.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Matt Shoemaker, Baseball Players, Tyler Chatwood, Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs, Ervin Santana

BleacherReport

Each 2014 MLB Playoff Contender's Most Undervalued Impact Player

The player who doesn't get the attention that he deserves but who will be critical to how the postseason races shake out in the final weeks of the season. There are tons of relievers on the list, as that's one of the most underappreciated jobs in baseball.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, New York Yankees, Marcus Stroman, Baseball Players, Victor Martinez, Miguel Cabrera

The Campbell Reporter

MLB: Los Angeles Angels cut magic number to five

Angels 11, Astros 3: David Freese hit a two-run homer and Los Angeles won its ninth straight. The Angels reduced their magic number to five for their first A.L. West title since 2009.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Angels, Major League Baseball, American League, David Freese, Jimmy Paredes, Baseball Players, J.D Martinez, Bud Norris

Seattle Mariners

Mariners navigating difficult path to postseason

The Mariners would appear to have the roughest road to the postseason among the six teams in the running for the final two American League playoff spots. Not that they care.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Kyle Seager, Derek Norris, Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

Washington Times

Angels rout Astros 11-3 for 9th straight victory

David Freese hit a two-run homer and Mike Trout had an RBI triple during Los Angeles' seven-run fifth inning, and the Angels beat the Houston Astros 11-3 Friday night for their ninth consecutive victory. Kole Calhoun had a tiebreaking, two-run single in the fifth for the major league-leading Angels , who began their final homestand by reducing their magic number to five for their first AL West title since 2009.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Kole Calhoun, Howie Kendrick

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Contra Costa Times

A's activate closer Sean Doolittle from disabled list

The A's activated Sean Doolittle as expected before Friday's game against the Mariners and he'll step right in as the Oakland closer. The A's need the help.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball

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