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Power Rankings: Angels vault to No. 9

The Angels made the biggest jump of the week from No. 15 to No. 9 after sweeping the Rangers in Texas. Albert Pujols and the Angels lineup brought offensive fireworks over Fourth of July weekend. MLB Power Rankings

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Pujols a favorite for backup spot

With Miguel Cabrera on the DL, the likelihood of Albert Pujols playing in the All-Star Game increases. AL manager Ned Yost has a hole to fill at 1B and while he may not start, Pujols should make the team. David Schoenfield

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Huge offensive night seals win for Angels

It was 12-1 by the 5th, and though the Rangers fought back late to make it 12-6, the Angels' bats were too much. RF Kole Calhoun ended with 4 RBIs, and 6 other Angels had at least 1 RBI to complete the 3-game sweep. Box score

Angels build comfortable lead

The Angels scored in every inning up to the 6th to build a 12-1 lead over the Rangers thanks to 13 hits by the offense. But the Rangers got on the board again in the bottom of the 6th to make it 12-3. Follow live

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Four Royals on ASG team, but Blue Jay tops all

The Kansas City Royals lead all teams with four All-Star starters, while Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are top vote-getters.

AL All-Star outfield and DH starters

The top votegetters for the American League:

Angels take first-inning lead

With three hits and and a sac fly from SS Erick Aybar, the Angels made it 3-0 early over Colby Lewis and the Rangers in Arlington. Follow live

Angel putting on hit parade in Texas

Erick Aybar is the first Angel with 8 hits in 2 games since Garret Anderson in 2008 (via ESPN Stats & Info). The Angels are cruising 11-0 over the Rangers in the 7th. Follow live

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Final: Angels 8, Rangers 2

Kole Calhoun drove in 4 runs and Erick Aybar recorded his 1st career 5-hit game as Los Angeles cruised past Texas for its 5th win in 6 games. Box score

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Grantland: Is Iannetta playing hurt?

Chris Iannetta's offensive game has curiously abandoned him, which makes Ben Lindbergh wonder if the Angels catcher is playing with an injury that he hasn't disclosed. MLB breakouts and breakdowns

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Web Gems: Thursday, July 2

Does David Lough crashing into the wall to make the catch top Kole Calhoun laying out for the catch? Vote at @BBTN, using #WebGems.

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Hamilton prepping as normal for Angels visit

Josh Hamilton is not preparing to face his former team differently than he would for any other team as the Rangers welcome the Angels for the first time since Hamilton was traded April 27.

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Trout chosen as AL All-Star starter

The Angels' Mike Trout received the most first-place votes from ESPN's six MLB contributors to earn the starting nod in center field for the AL. ESPN's AL All-Stars

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ESPN's American League All-Stars

Who deserves a spot on the American League's All-Star Game roster this year? Our experts make their picks for the Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati.

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Who is baseball's best manager?

ESPN surveyed 50 scouts, front-office executives, coaches and media analysts in a multitude of categories, and no manager ranked higher overall than the Giants' Bruce Bochy.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs33617th
Batting Average.24822nd
On Base Percentage.31121st
Slugging Percentage.39019th
Earned Run Average3.6311th
Quality Starts498th
WHIP1.206th
BAA.2395th

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