Rick Porcello pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game since 2014, Xander Bogaerts homered and drove in three runs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-2 Friday night.
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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
It's sad seeing Tim Lincecum scuffle through this outing for the Angels. He already has six walks in the fourth inning, has allowed four hits and a couple more hard-hit outs. His ERA is 8.45 and I'm not sure there is much incentive for the Angels to keep running him out there.
Angels ace Garrett Richards is hoping stem-cell treatments can help him avoid Tommy John surgery and be ready for 2017.
Thought to be a future closer, Cam Bedrosian has posted impressive numbers this season, which is likely why he's drawn a lot of deadline interest.
Lineup: Angels (46-56) vs. Red Sox (55-45)
- 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. Carlos Perez, C (R)
- 9. Gregorio Petit, 2B (R)
- SP: Tim Lincecum, RHP Daily notes
Mike Scioscia ve a David Ortiz en el Salón de la Fama
El manager de los Angels elogia al DH de los Medias Rojas, en su temporada de despedida. Leer
Déjà vu for the Angels
Thursday's 2-1 victory over Boston marked the first time Los Angeles walked off on an error while trailing since Opening Day 1984, which also ended in a 2-1 win against the Red Sox, ESPN Stats & Info notes.
Hanley Ramirez's throwing error to the plate on Daniel Nava's bases-loaded grounder allowed two runs to score, and the Angels walked off with a stunning 2-1 victory over the Red Sox.
Chief baseball officer Joe Torre denied the Angels' formal protest of Raul Mondesi's controversial play in their Wednesday night loss to Kansas City.
The Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners and St. Louis Cardinals reportedly are interested in right-handed reliever Joe Smith.
Huston Street knows he's a trade target
The rumor mill has included Street as a potential trade option for the Angels. And while some players claim to avoid media reports and speculation about them, the 32-year-old veteran pitcher is fully aware of the things that have been written about him in the past few days. "I read everything," said Street. "I know exactly what's going on." MLB.com
Pujols preparing for last series vs. Ortiz
With the Red Sox traveling to Anaheim for the last time this season this weekend, Albert Pujols knows he'll likely be playing his last game against his old friend, David Ortiz. “He's like a big brother to me,” Pujols said. “It's going to be pretty emotional knowing that's the last time I'm going to play against him.” Orange County Register
Manager Mike Scioscia is not ready to acknowledge that his Los Angeles Angels lost on Wednesday night to the Royals in Kansas City.
Raul Mondesi had a bunt single for his first big league hit, with two runs scoring on the play on pitcher Matt Shoemaker's throwing error, as the Royals rallied for a 7-5 win over the Angels.
Just another 5-for-5 day for Escobar
Tuesday marks the fourth time that Yunel Escobar has gone 5-for-5 (or better) in a game in his MLB career; all three previous instances came in the 2015 season. He's the fourth player in the modern era (since 1900) with at least four such games over a two-season span, the Elias Sports Bureau reports. The previous three are all Hall of Famers:
- Tris Speaker (1923: three times, 1924: one)
- Zack Wheat (1924: two, 1925: two)
- Tony Gwynn (1993: three, 1994: one)
Angels' offense relentless when clicking
Tuesday's 13-0 win marks the Halos' second game this season with 22 hits. The rest of the teams in the majors have two such games combined, ESPN Stats & Info notes.
OTD: Santana owns Cleveland for a day
On this day five years ago, Ervin Santana -- then a member of the Angels -- overcame his woes at Progressive Field to fire the first and only no-hitter the ballpark has ever seen.
Tyler Skaggs pitched seven innings in his first big league start in two years and Yunel Escobar went 5-for-5 to help the Los Angeles Angels pound the Kansas City Royals 13-0 on Tuesday night.
Small chance Angels trade Mike Trout
Trout is a five-tool player who brings fans to the ballpark. However, David Schoenfield writes that the Angels front office should consider listening to offers for the 24-year-old in the offseason. Untouchable players for all 30 teams
Tim Lincecum to stay in Angels rotation?
Lincecum himself suggested he would be OK with moving to the bullpen to figure out what's been going wrong, but manager Mike Scioscia believes his best option is to stay in the rotation. "His upside as a major league starter is very real," Scioscia said. Los Angeles Daily News
Pujols, Angels follow winning formula
Albert Pujols drove in four runs in the Angels' win on Monday. It was Pujols's 64th career game with at least four RBIs, and his teams are 60-4 in those games (.938), the Elias Sports Bureau reports. The only player with at least 60 four-RBI games whose teams had a better record in those contests was Joe DiMaggio (60-2-1 in 63 games, .968).
San Francisco is reportedly looking across MLB for strong relief options at fair prices ahead of next Monday's trade deadline.
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