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
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
Albert Pujols hit his AL-leading 25th home run, Kole Calhoun homered and drove in four runs and the Los Angeles Angels finished a dominant three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 12-6 victor
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
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:
- OF Mike Trout, Angels
- OF Lorenzo Cain, Royals
- OF Alex Gordon, Royals
- DH Nelson Cruz, Mariners Watch All-Star selection show
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
The Phillies nearly acquired Trevor Gott from Los Angeles, an interesting what-could-have-been scenario as the trade deadline approaches.
Hector Santiago pitched seven innings in another superb outing at Texas, C.J. Cron had three hits with a career-high six RBI and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Rangers 13-0 on Saturday night.
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
Left-hander Matt Harrison was activated from the disabled list and rookie right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez was sent back to the minors by the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
Kole Calhoun drove in four runs with a pair of early doubles, and the Los Angeles Angels won 8-2 in their first game against Texas since trading Josh Hamilton back to the Rangers.
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
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
One game from the season's midpoint, with the Mets teetering at 40-40, the team continues a brutal July schedule with a West Coast road trip.
Does David Lough crashing into the wall to make the catch top Kole Calhoun laying out for the catch? Vote at @BBTN, using #WebGems.
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.
The Los Angeles Angels have acquired minor league right-hander Gaither Bumgardner from the New York Mets for an international bonus pool slot.
Jered Weaver threw bullpen sessions early this week, but his expected return date from injury is still undetermined.
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
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.
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.
On Base Percentage.31121st
Earned Run Average3.6311th
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