9/18/2014 | Hamilton shut down with chest, rib pain
Josh Hamilton is shut down again, this time with what the Angels outfielder described as "a sharp, stabbing pain" around the area of his chest and right rib cage, underneath his armpits.
9/18/2014 | Halos scratch Weaver, rest regulars
One night after clinching the American League West title, the Angels scratched Jered Weaver from his Thursday start against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, opting to go with left-hander Wade LeBlanc, instead.
9/18/2014 | Rangers look to stall Halos' quest for top seed
Coming off two straight winning series for just the third time all season, the Rangers find themselves playing one final road series against the American League West champion Angels as Lisalverto Bonilla and Hector Santiago square off on Friday.
9/18/2014 | Angels' playoff picture has yet to be painted
The Angels have clinched the American League West title and home-field advantage in their AL Division Series, but their ALDS opponent is far from determined. Here is a look at the possibilities.
9/18/2014 | Felix, Mariners square off vs. new champs
With the Angels clinching the AL West title on Wednesday and the Mariners eyeing a Wild Card spot, both teams will send their aces to the mound on Thursday when Felix Hernandez and Jered Weaver square off in an Opening Day rematch.
9/18/2014 | Angels ride determination back to the top
This was an American League West title built on perseverance and resilience. Oh sure, you hear every division champion say this kind of stuff. The only thing is, these Angels walked the walk.
9/18/2014 | Wilson finds form for Angels at just right time
The Angels officially clinched the AL West title late Wednesday night, but that became inevitable long ago. The most encouraging part was how they did it -- with C.J. Wilson dominating for the first time in a long time.
9/18/2014 | Angels have pedigree to go all the way
Teams have continually overcome rotation shortcomings to win it all, and there are so many reasons to feel good about the 2014 Angels as they march toward October. Here are five reasons they can win the World Series.
9/18/2014 | Tide turns in Angels' favor in return to playoffs
You need talent, sure. But you don't handily win a division, and set yourself up to finish with baseball's best record, without savvy deals, unlikely contributors and uncanny perseverance. The Angels got plenty of that in 2014, which ultimately ended a four-year playoff draught and brought them their sixth American League West title in 14 years.
9/18/2014 | Back on top: Angels reclaim AL West title
After a four-year playoff drought, the Angels reclaimed the title they held for the majority of the 2000s on Wednesday night, first by beating the Mariners, 5-0, and then by watching as the A's lose to the Rangers, 6-1, in Oakland.
9/17/2014 | Shoemaker's uncertain status weighs heavy on Halos
The uncertainty surrounding Matt Shoemaker's left rib cage injury is of great concern to an Angels club on the verge of clinching a division title but particularly vulnerable with its starting rotation, which has already lost Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs for the season.
9/17/2014 | Angels' Freese is heating up at the right time
If there's one word to describe David Freese, it may be this one: Streaky. There have been some pronounced slumps in the still-evolving career of the former Cardinals and current Angels third baseman.
9/16/2014 | Hamilton returns early; Pujols in lineup at first
Josh Hamilton returned to the starting lineup after an 11-game absence, and Albert Pujols was back at first base for Tuesday's game against the Mariners, one night after the Angels first baseman exited in the third inning because of a cramp in his left hamstring.
9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees
Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.
9/16/2014 | Mariners look to derail Angels in Anaheim
Rookie left-hander Roenis Elias will try to snap the Mariners' three-game losing streak on Tuesday at Angel Stadium against a Halos team with 11 wins in 12 days. Seattle entered the day two games back in the race for the second AL Wild Card, while the Angels have a magic number of three to beat the A's in the AL West race.
9/16/2014 | Halos excited to punch ticket, but focused on bigger goals
Mike Scioscia and the Angels are not satisfied with simply making the postseason -- they want to win the American League West for the first time since 2009, lock up home-field advantage throughout the playoffs and much more beyond that.
9/16/2014 | Angels rout Mariners to secure playoff berth
Led by Albert Pujols' three RBIs and a gem by Matt Shoemaker, the Angels became the first Major League team to clinch a playoff berth with an 8-1 win over the Mariners on Monday night at Angel Stadium, but both Pujols and Shoemaker left with injuries.
9/16/2014 | Shoemaker set for MRI after mild side pain
Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker was forced to exit deep into his start on Monday night with what he deemed "a little side discomfort" on the left side of his rib cage, an ailment the rookie said he's "not really" concerned about. Nonetheless, he'll have an MRI on Tuesday.
9/15/2014 | Pujols hopes hamstring cramp doesn't linger
Angels first baseman Albert Pujols left Monday night's game with a cramp in his left hamstring, but said after the 8-1 win over the Mariners that he hoped to return to the lineup on Tuesday.
9/15/2014 | Angels part ways with scout involved in Trout pick
Greg Morhardt, a scout who played a key role in the decision to take Mike Trout in the first round five years ago, has been informed by the Angels that he will not have his contract renewed for 2015.
9/15/2014 | Hamilton eyes Wednesday return after 'breakthrough' day
Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, who hasn't played since Sept. 4 with an injured right AC joint (shoulder area) and trapezius muscle, had what manager Mike Scioscia thinks could be a "breakthrough" day Monday and could return as early as Wednesday.
9/14/2014 | Angels can clinch playoff berth by beating Mariners
If the Mariners are to remain in the playoff picture, they'll need to succeed against a team that doesn't often lose. Beginning Monday, the Mariners will play the first of seven remaining games against the American League West-leading Angels, starting a four-game set in Anaheim. The Angels can clinch a postseason berth with a win over the Mariners, who trail the Royals by one game for the second AL Wild Card spot. Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma squares off with the Halos' Matt Shoemaker.
9/14/2014 | Angels stifled by Keuchel as win streak ends
The Angels' offense simply overheated. After bashing their way to a season-high 10-game winning streak, the Angels came crashing down to earth during Sunday's 6-1 loss to Houston, mustering just three hits as the temperature hovered in the mid-90s.
9/14/2014 | Hamilton makes progress with shoulder after workout
On Sunday morning, shortly after Josh Hamilton completed a workout (still no baseball activities), Angels manager Mike Scioscia expressed a new feeling -- excitement. "He made a lot of progress this morning, so we're excited about that," Scioscia said.
9/14/2014 | Angels showcase their best during 10-game win streak
The 10-game winning streak that was snapped Sunday was the longest for the Angels since 2002, and it was just the fifth time in franchise history that the club had strung together at least 10 wins in a row.
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