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Ian Desmond continued his batting surge with two hits, including the go-ahead double in a three-run sixth inning, and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Friday night.
Lineup: Angels (11-11) at Rangers (12-10)
- 1. Yunel Escobar, 3B (R)
- 2. Rafael Ortega, LF (L)
- 3. Mike Trout, CF (R)
- 4. Albert Pujols, DH (R)
- 5. Kole Calhoun, RF (L)
- 6. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
- 7. C.J. Cron, 1B (R)
- 8. Geovany Soto, C (R)
- 9. Johnny Giavotella, 2B (R)
- SP: Hector Santiago, LHP Daily notes
A pregame injury to his oblique has forced Angels closer Huston Street onto the 15-day disabled list.
Eric Karabell's weekly closer report highlights those struggling for strikeouts and the injury to Huston Street.
On April 28, 2012, Trout became a major leaguer to stay, and Harper made his debut with the Nationals. Check out what they've done since then.
Joe Smith is the likely choice to fill in as Angels' closer if Huston Street lands on the disabled list.
Three Angels homered in a 4-2 win over the Royals on Wednesday, but the series sweep was dampened by a pregame injury to closer Huston Street.
Ladies and gentlemen, Mike Trout is back
In his last 13 games, he has nearly doubled his batting average to .362 and hit three homers.
Kole Calhoun and Garrett Richards are years away from free agency, and Angels GM Billy Eppler has yet to pursue contract talks.
Johnny Giavotella drove in three runs with his first homer of the season, Mike Trout and Carlos Perez had two-run singles, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 9-4 on Tuesday.
Pujols now No. 13 on all-time HR list
With two homers on Monday, Albert Pujols passed Reggie Jackson on the all-time home run list with 565. He's only four more away from No. 12 Rafael Palmeiro, but he'll have to crank out bombs this season to catch Mark McGwire and crack the top 10.
Who doesn't love a good bobblehead giveaway? Almost all teams have at least one. David Schoenfield ranks this season's bobblehead offerings.
Escobar a comfortable fit for Angels
Yunel Escobar keeps the line moving the way Angels manager Mike Scioscia wants. "Yunel's production relies on contact and some plate discipline, and those are things we wanted to gravitate to," GM Billy Eppler said. Best new leadoff hitters
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Albert Pujols passed Reggie Jackson on the all-time home run list on Monday night, blasting his 564th and 565th home runs. Is he greater home run hitter than Jackson? Baseball-Reference has a fun tool where you convert a player's stats to a neutral run-scoring era. Under this method, Pujols translates to 559 home runs but Reggie moves up to 603 home runs. Pujols has been the much better hitter overall (159 OPS+ to 139), but Reggie was pretty good in the power department.
Trout sends another one into orbit
Mike Trout hit his 50th home run of at least 425 feet on Monday, the most in the MLB since 2012. The homer was the third-longest blast of Monday night, trailing only long balls from Matt Joyce and Michael Saunders.
Albert Pujols hit two homers and Mike Trout added another, powering the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
Los Angeles tumbles in ranks
After a back-and-forth week with the Mariners, the Angels fall in this week's rankings. And with an upcoming series against the defending champs, things won't get easier for L.A. Week 3 Power Rankings
Pujols' homer wasn't the longest ...
But it was the most significant. Albert Pujols' 435-foot blast moved him into a tie with Reggie Jackson for the 13th all-time on the home-runs list. The long-ball came just 10 feet shy from being Sunday's longest.
Wade Miley overcame a shaky first inning that included a homer by slumping Albert Pujols to post his first victory in a Mariners uniform, helping Seattle beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-4 Sunday.
Pujols hits bomb to tie Jackson
Albert Pujols knocked his 563rd career homer out of the park to tie Reggie Jackson for 13th all-time. How far? Oh you know, 435 feet.
Trout earns long-distance honors
No one Saturday hit a ball farther than Mike Trout, who launched a two-run home run off Mariners ace Felix Hernandez in the Angels' 4-2 victory.
Mike Trout drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a home run against Felix Hernandez, Cliff Pennington also homered, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Saturday night.
Stanley Anderson, head of security at a family entertainment center in Michigan, thinks he can match the likes of Bryce Harper and Mike Trout.
On Base Percentage.30125th
Earned Run Average3.509th
Angels @ Rangers
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