Khris Davis hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-4 on Friday night.
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The Los Angeles Angels reinstated right-hander Nick Tropeano from the disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday night.
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
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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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.
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.
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
Jose Altuve homered and Marwin Gonzalez's tiebreaking RBI triple in the eighth inning helped the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.
Jose Reyes is set to become a free agent on Saturday and could draw interest from several teams.
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.
Carlos Correa hit a two-run single to right-center field with no outs in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
After trading for infielder Kyle Kubitza, the Texas Rangers optioned him to Triple-A Round Rock.
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.
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
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Doug Fister threw seven solid innings and Jose Altuve, Jason Castro and Carlos Correa each hit home runs to help the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-7 on Monday night.
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
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.
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
Jered Weaver bounced back from two rough starts to pitch a three-hitter, and the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Oakland Athletics 2-0 on Sunday.
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