7/30/2015 | Shoemaker showing signs of 2014 form
Matt Shoemaker continued his dominance amid the Angels' 3-0 walk-off loss to the Astros on Thursday night, pitching seven scoreless innings to put his ERA at 2.01 since June 26.
7/30/2015 | Angels after sweep: Still a lot of season left
It all seems so grim for the Angels now, not long after it all seemed so pleasant. They were swept in a three-game series at Minute Maid Park on Thursday night, Jason Castro's two-out, three-run walk-off homer serving as the final blow in a 3-0 loss.
7/30/2015 | Rejuvenated Pujols gets no love in Houston
The uniforms have changed and the dynamics are completely different, but one constant remains: Astros fans still can't stand Albert Pujols.
7/30/2015 | Castro walks off Astros for sweep of Angels
Jason Castro, who came into his ninth inning at bat 6-for-54 with runners in scoring position, blasted a three-run walk-off home run to help the Astros complete the sweep of the Angels and give Houston a two-game lead in the American League West.
7/30/2015 | Trout returns to lineup after resting wrist
Angels center fielder Mike Trout returned to the starting lineup for Thursday's series finale against the Astros at Minute Maid Park after missing the last two games with soreness in his left wrist.
7/30/2015 | Kershaw rides scoreless streak into Freeway Series
After being scratched from his scheduled start on Wednesday, Clayton Kershaw will be back on the mound Friday, looking to extend his 29-inning scoreless streak as the Dodgers host the Angels.
7/30/2015 | Richards starts strong, but fades vs. Astros
Garrett Richards could tell he wasn't right, even as he navigated through the first four innings without giving up a single hit to the Astros' potent lineup on Wednesday night. He threw first-pitch strikes to only three of 13 hitters, his slider was hanging out over the middle of the plate -- and soon, it all came back to haunt him.
7/29/2015 | Reliever Morin to optioned Triple-A
Mike Morin's ERA is 7.43, to be exact, one year after he posted a 2.90 ERA in 60 appearances. When the Angels sent him down to Triple-A late Wednesday night, he wasn't surprised.
7/29/2015 | DeJesus to take the role of former teammate Joyce
David DeJesus spent the last year and a half teaming with Matt Joyce on the Rays. Now, his presence on the Angels is a big reason why Joyce no longer has a role.
7/29/2015 | Kazmir to face Angels in first home start for Houston
Making the first home start of his Astros career, Houston native Scott Kazmir expects a robust gathering of 15 family members and some other "rowdy high school friends" when he faces Angels righty Matt Shoemaker in finale of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park on Thursday.
7/29/2015 | Trout 'better' but sits for 2nd straight game
Mike Trout was out of the Angels' lineup for a second straight day on Wednesday, while continuing to nurse the sore left wrist he injured on a dive attempt three days ago.
7/29/2015 | 3 minor deals may prove major for Angels
Sometimes, the best moves are the small ones. Really good teams make them all the time. Taken one by one, they don't raise eyebrows. Seen as part of a larger picture, they can significantly position a team for a stretch run.
7/29/2015 | Wilson's struggles vs. Astros continue
The way C.J. Wilson was pitching on Tuesday, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said, "It wasn't going to work anywhere." Perhaps that's true, but this was Minute Maid Park, home of an Astros team that is once again tied with the Angels for first place -- and Wilson just can't figure them out.
7/28/2015 | Angels, Astros square off with first place on the line
A couple of right-handers square off in the second of a three-game, American League West showdown on Wednesday, with Garrett Richards going for the Angels and Lance McCullers going from the Astros from Minute Maid Park.
7/28/2015 | Angels add trio of veteran outfielders via trades
The Angels acquired a couple of left-handed-hitting outfielders on Tuesday, getting David Murphy from the Indians and David DeJesus from the Rays.
7/28/2015 | Trout day-to-day, MRI on wrist comes back negative
Mike Trout was absent from the Angels' lineup on Tuesday and was sent in for an MRI on his sore left wrist, which he injured while making a diving attempt in Sunday's fourth inning.
7/27/2015 | Angels land veteran Victorino from Red Sox
The Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino from the Red Sox on Monday. In exchange, Triple-A shortstop Josh Rutledge was sent to Boston, which will pay the majority of the prorated portion remaining on Victorino's contract. The 34-year-old Victorino is making $13 million in his final season before free agency, but the Angels will only be responsible for a little more than $1 million -- with the Sox covering $3.8 million of the remaining $4.9 million -- a source told MLB.com.
7/27/2015 | Emotional Victorino dealt to Angels
Shane Victorino went from last place to first place in an instant on Monday. At some point soon, that will put a smile on his face.
7/27/2015 | Weaver to make rehab start Thursday
Angels starter Jered Weaver is set to make a rehab start for Class A Advanced Inland Empire on Thursday, perhaps his final step before being activated from the disabled list.
7/27/2015 | Take notes: Santiago's guide to stardom
Hector Santiago felt he was a full-time starter, but in order to prove it, he ironed out his delivery in the offseason and kept notes to guide him.
7/27/2015 | Trade piece part of Prospect Team of the Week
MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.
7/27/2015 | Younger Games: 25-and-unders dominating
Here are our Top 25-and-Unders, our ranking of the top 25 players age 25 and younger. All players who were 25 and under as of July 1, 2015 -- their age-25 season or younger -- were eligible for votes, and the list was selected by a panel of MLB.com and MLB Network analysts, including two former Major League general managers (Dan O'Dowd and Jim Duquette).
7/26/2015 | Trout draws rare curtain call at Big A
On Sunday, the acclaimed best baseball player in the world commanded a curtain call. With a crowd of 38,539 roaring "MVP!" Mike Trout emerged from the Angels dugout and raised his helmet high in the air after his sixth-inning grand slam broke open the Angels' 13-7 win over the Rangers -- the encore to his encores, as his legend in Anaheim, somehow, keeps growing.
7/26/2015 | Trout, Pujols in rarefied air with milestones
Albert Pujols and Mike Trout both hit milestones during the Angels' 13-7 win over the Rangers on Sunday -- Pujols with the 100th stolen base of his 15-year career, Trout with his 30th home run of the season.
7/26/2015 | Joyce suffers apparent concussion
Angels left fielder Matt Joyce appears to have sustained a concussion in the 13-7 victory over the Rangers on Sunday after a fourth-inning outfield collision with shortstop Erick Aybar. Joyce could be headed to the seven-day concussion disabled list.
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