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20 min ago | BleacherReport
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.
4 hrs ago | BleacherReport
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.
8 hrs ago | BleacherReport
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.
13 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times
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.
17 hrs ago | Halos Heaven
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.
18 hrs ago | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:37 pm
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