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2016 Schedule
31-43, 5th in AL West
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Davis belts three-run shot to put A's ahead (0:28)
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Pujols smashes 573rd career home run (0:27)

Lineup: Angels (31-42) vs. Athletics (30-42)

  • 1. Johnny Giavotella, 2B (R)
  • 2. Kole Calhoun, RF (L)
  • 3. Mike Trout, CF (R)
  • 4. Albert Pujols, DH (R)
  • 5. C.J. Cron, 1B (R)
  • 6. Jefry Marte, 3B (R)
  • 7. Jett Bandy, C (R)
  • 8. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
  • 9. Shane Robinson, LF (R)
  • SP: Jered Weaver, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Joe Smith close to rehab stint

Smith (hamstring) threw live batting practice on Thursday and could begin a minor league rehab stint as early as Sunday. He hopes to be activated by July 1. Los Angeles Times

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Where does Thaiss rank for Angels?

Matt Thaiss may have been the No. 16 overall pick in this year's draft, but is his talent enough for him to dethrone high-upside outfielder Jahmai Jones as Keith Law's No. 1 Angels prospect? Where top 2016 draft picks rank (Insider)

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Umpire sent for stitches after scary hit to head

Plate umpire Paul Emmel dropped to his knees, his head bleeding profusely, after Jefry Marte's bat slipped out of his hands and hit the official in the head Thursday night.

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Umpire bloody after taking bat to the head (0:37)
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Lincecum only lasts three innings in loss to Athletics (1:14)
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Semien, Davis lead A's to 5-4 win over Angels

Marcus Semien and Khris Davis homered to help Kendall Graveman get the first win by an Oakland starter in more than three weeks, as the Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 Thursday night.

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Pujols not rushing hamstring injury

Albert Pujols missed his second straight game on Wednesday due to his hamstring injury. "When I'm good, I'm good and I'm going to play," Pujols said. "Right now I'm not going to take my chances. ... I don't want to friggin' force it." Orange County Register

Stats & Info

Astros happy not to see Albert Pujols

In his time with the Cardinals and Angels, Pujols has destroyed Astros pitching, homering 52 times. The slugger missed Tuesday's game against Houston with a tight hamstring.

Trout's lead still strong in All-Star vote

In the AL's fourth ballot update, Mike Trout now holds a nearly 600,000-vote lead among outfielders. The Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr. ranks second.

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Santiago blames bad luck for struggles

Hector Santiago's 5.30 ERA this year is nearly two runs higher than his career 3.76 mark. "There's no doubt it's all luck,” Santiago said. "Everybody has luck involved. And, right now, it's not going my way. I think it's a matter of just throwing more strikes and consistently being ahead in counts." Los Angeles Times

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

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Los Angeles remains No. 24 in ranks

The Angels hold steady at No. 24 in this week's Power Rankings with thanks to Tim Lincecum. His debut was a success, as he allowed one run on four hits in six innings against the A's on Saturday. Power Rankings

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Weaver continues dominance over A's

With his shutout on Sunday, Jered Weaver improved his career record vs. the Athletics to 14-11 while lowering his ERA against them to 2.62. That's the lowest ERA vs. the A's for any pitcher who has started at least 30 games against them since the franchise relocated to Oakland in 1968, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Plenty of rarities in Weaver's shutout

Jered Weaver needed just 95 pitches to shut out the Athletics on Sunday. Stats & Info provides some perspective on his outing:

  • Last Angel to throw a shutout in under 100 pitches - Joel Piñiero, May 16, 2010
  • Last Angel to throw one in 95 pitches or fewer - Bartolo Colón (91), July 5, 2006
  • Last Angel to throw a shutout with only one strikeout - Tommy John, July 8, 1984

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs31618th
Batting Average.25912th
On Base Percentage.31919th
Slugging Percentage.39623rd
Earned Run Average4.4221st
Quality Starts31Tied-21st
WHIP1.3720th
BAA.26523rd

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