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2016 Schedule
43-54, 5th in AL West

Lineup: Angels (43-54) at Astros (53-44)

  • 1. Yunel Escobar, 3B (R)
  • 2. Kole Calhoun, RF (L)
  • 3. Mike Trout, CF (R)
  • 4. Albert Pujols, DH (R)
  • 5. Daniel Nava, LF (S)
  • 6. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
  • 7. Ji-Man Choi, 1B (S)
  • 8. Jett Bandy, C (R)
  • 9. Gregorio Petit, 2B (R)
  • SP: Tim Lincecum, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Gattis crushing it with two home run day (0:50)

Lineup: Angels (43-53) at Astros (52-44)

  • 1. Yunel Escobar, 3B (R)
  • 2. Kole Calhoun, RF (L)
  • 3. Mike Trout, CF (R)
  • 4. Albert Pujols, DH (R)
  • 5. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
  • 6. Ji-Man Choi, 1B (S)
  • 7. Johnny Giavotella, 2B (R)
  • 8. Carlos Perez, C (R)
  • 9. Todd Cunningham, LF (S)
  • SP: Jered Weaver, RHP
  • Daily notes

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McCullers owns Trout for a night

Lance McCullers racked up 10 strikeouts over eight innings on Friday, three of which came via Mike Trout swinging. The only other pitchers to strike out Trout swinging at least three times in a single game are Tommy Milone (Sept. 2013), Jon Lester (Aug. 2014), and Chris Archer (June 2015), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Angels' deadline status: sellers

The Halos will get lots of hits on players like Matt Shoemaker, Hector Santiago, Joe Smith and Kole Calhoun over the next week. However, don't expect them to be active, Jim Bowden writes. Trade deadline objectives (Insider)

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Hot-hitting Red Sox leading the way

Since the start of July, Boston leads the majors with a .316 batting average. The surging Angels (.296) and offensively-stacked Blue Jays (.287) rank second and third.

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Is Trout already a top 40 player all time?

Pedro Gomez, Jim Bowden, Jayson Stark and Buster Olney debate whether Mike Trout is ranked too high at No. 40 on the all-time #MLBRank this early into his career.

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Is Trout already a top 40 player all time? (1:55)
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Angels finally hitting their stride

The Halos haven't lost a game since the All-Star break, as the offense, led by Albert Pujols, is putting up big numbers seemingly every night.

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Scioscia: "Necesitamos más consistencia"

El manager de los Angelinos de Anaheim, Mike Scioscia, da su opinión sobre lo que su equipo tiene que hacer para volver a la carrera por la División Oeste. Mirar

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Angels have plenty of pitching to offer

Hector Santiago and Matt Shoemaker are the Halos' biggest trade chips, Jim Bowden writes, but relievers Joe Smith and Huston Street could also be of interest to contending teams. And don't sleep on Kole Calhoun being targeted. Trade option rankings (Insider)

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Tyler Skaggs set for Angels return?

Skaggs reached double-digit strikeouts in a Triple-A rehab start once again, notching 12 on Wednesday. Angels manager Mike Scioscia won't commit to him returning next Tuesday, though. "Whenever he's ready, we'll look to give him a shot to help us in the rotation, but not until then," Scioscia said. Los Angeles Times

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All-Time #MLBRank: No. 31 Albert Pujols

Pujols was named the 2001 NL Rookie of the Year, won the NL MVP three times and helped St. Louis win two championships. His 579 home runs, and counting, make him one of just nine players in MLB history to have 500 homers with at least a .300 career batting average. Nos. 40-31

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All-time #MLBRank: No. 40 Mike Trout

Trout is 24 years old and already has five All-Star selections, a Rookie of the Year award, four Silver Sluggers and three second-place MVP finishes to his name. The only season he didn't finish second for AL MVP was when he won it in 2014. Nos. 40-31

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Jefry Marte gets all of one

Marte's 446-foot blast off Rangers starter Martin Perez on Wednesday was the second-longest homer by an Angels hitter this season, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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Wednesday's longest home runs

Wednesday was a day for big blasts, as all five of the longest home runs hit were season bests for the sluggers that hit them. Edwin Encarnacion led the way with his 469-foot shot.

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All-Time #MLBRank: No. 50 Nolan Ryan

Ryan is baseball's all-time strikeout leader with 5,714, 839 more than any other player. His seven no-hitters are also the most all time, three more than any other player. An eight-time All-Star, Ryan has his jersey retired by three different teams (Angels, Astros, Rangers). Nos. 50-41

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All-time #MLBRank: No. 55 Reggie Jackson

Known as "Mr. October" for his postseason success, Jackson won five World Series titles. A two-time World Series MVP, Jackson's 1.222 OPS in the Fall Classic ranks fourth all time behind David Ortiz, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Nos. 60-51

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Pujols is on an unprecedented tear

Albert Pujols has driven in 11 runs over his last three games, his highest total over any three-game span in his 16-year major league career, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

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Is The Machine back in business?

Albert Pujols struggled his way into the All-Star break but has been a force at the plate of late. The 36-year-old blasted two three-run homers in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs446Tied-12th
Batting Average.2666th
On Base Percentage.32811th
Slugging Percentage.41117th
Earned Run Average4.3920th
Quality Starts4023rd
WHIP1.4022nd
BAA.27128th

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