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Dodgers move Kershaw's start back a day

The Los Angeles Dodgers scratched Clayton Kershaw from his scheduled start with right hip soreness prior to Friday's game with the Los Angeles Angels.

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Angels quiet at deadline; Wilson lands on DL

Bill Stoneman decided the Los Angeles Angels shouldn't give up too much of their future to improve this season's title chances down the playoff stretch.

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Fantasy Now: Week 17 Forecaster (1:15)

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Your first place #Astros have the best home record in the American League and just swept the Angels. The Diamondbacks come to Minute Maid Park for a big three-game interleague series this weekend. It's your last chance to see the team before a long road trip. ?? Astros.com/Tickets. #HTownPride

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#PhotoOfTheNight: Jason Castro celebrates with his teammates after hitting a walk-off home run to defeat the Angels, 3-0.

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Kershaw to make historic pitch to Trout

Facing off tonight will be 2014 NL MVP Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers against the Angels and 2014 AL MVP Mike Trout. The first offering Kershaw makes to Trout will be the first pitch in MLB history thrown by one reigning league MVP to another. (via Elias)

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Astros walk off, sweep Angels (1:11)

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It was a good night in Houston! Jason Castro's walk-off 3-run home run to defeat the Angels secured the Astros' lead in the AL West.

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Castro's walk-off HR (0:27)

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#WALKOFF. Jason Castro's three-run blast in the bottom of the 9th gives the #Astros a 3-0 win and a series sweep of the Angels! #HTownPride

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Final: Astros 3, Angels 0

Houston put two baserunners on in the bottom of the 9th with the score 0-0, but a single RBI wouldn't suffice for Jason Castro. It was clear his 3-run HR was headed out the minute it jumped off his bat, and Houston has now won 3 straight. Box score

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Trout can't break scoreless tie

Mike Trout came to the plate in the 7th with the go-ahead run on and 2 outs, but he struck out to keep the game 0-0. It was the 10th time in his career that Trout came to the plate in a tie game with 2 outs and RISP in the 8th inning or later. He has 0 RBI in such instances. Follow live

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Trout returns for Angels after missing 2 games

Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout returned to the lineup for Thursday night's 3-0 loss to the Houston Astros after missing two games because of an injured left wrist.

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Scott Kazmir makes his #Astros home debut and Jed Lowrie returns from the DL at third base as we go for the series sweep of the Angels. First pitch from Minute Maid Park at 7:10 live on ROOT SPORTS, MLB.TV and SportsTalk 790. The roof is closed.

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Albert Pujols reaches 30-HR plateau

With Wednesday's home run, Pujols joined Angels teammate Mike Trout as the only players to reach 30 HRs this season. Pujols is the first player in MLB history to have 13 30-homer seasons within the first 15 seasons of his career.

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Lance McCullers tosses 7 superb innings as #Astros surge past Angels, 6-3, and retake 1st place in AL West. #AstrosWin

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Astros take first 2 games vs. Angels

The Angels put up a fight in the 9th by scoring 2 runs -- including Albert Pujols' 30th HR of the season -- but the Astros pulled off the 6-3 win. Astros 1B Jon Singleton hit his first HR of the year as they regained the sole lead in the AL West. Box score

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This is what the #Astros dugout looked like after Preston Tucker's 10th home run of the year. #Astros lead the Angels 4-1 in the 8th. #BOOM #BamBam

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs43112th
Batting Average.25021st
On Base Percentage.31218th
Slugging Percentage.40014th
Earned Run Average3.6011th
Quality Starts607th
WHIP1.217th
BAA.2438th

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