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Angels win again to stay barely alive in postseason chase

The Angels continue to play their best baseball at a time when it’s almost futile. The Angels completed a two-game sweep of the playoff-bound Padres on Wednesday in San Diego, winning 5-2 keep their faint mathematical hopes for the postseason alive. The Angels (26-31) have won six of seven and 14 of 20. They trail the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays by three games apiece, pending each of their games later Wednesday. The Angels have three games left against the Dodgers, following an off day ...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Blue Jays, Soccer, San Diego, Long Beach, Mlb, Los-angeles-angels, Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Upton, Justin Upton, Dodgers, Padres, Astros


Patrick Sandoval picks up first big league victory as Angels remain barely alive in postseason chase

Although this string of Angels’ victories may only be delaying their inevitable elimination, the team is at least taking some solace in the fact that they are unearthing elements that could be helpful in the future. Patrick Sandoval pitched three scoreless innings in relief, continuing to show that he’s made adjustments since being sent down, and he picked up his first major league victory in the Angels’ 5-2 victory over the Padres on Wednesday in San Diego. The Angels two-game sweep of the play...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Blue Jays, Soccer, San Diego, Long Beach, Mlb, Los-angeles-angels, Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Upton, Justin Upton, Dodgers, Padres, Astros


Justin Turner’s return to third base for Dodgers delayed by more hamstring discomfort

LOS ANGELES — Justin Turner returned to the Dodgers’ lineup a week ago. His return to third base will have to wait a little longer. Turner was a last-minute scratch from the Dodgers’ lineup Tuesday against the Oakland A’s with left hamstring discomfort. Turner missed 14 games with a strained left hamstring suffered during the Dodgers’ series in Texas in late August. He returned last week to play five games as the DH, going 7 for 18 (.389). He was scheduled Tuesday to make his first start at thir...
Tags: Texas, Colorado, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Oakland, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Turner, San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies, Rockies, Pederson, DAVE ROBERTS


Jared Walsh grand slam breaks open Angels’ victory over Rangers

Jared Walsh #25 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a grand slam home run in the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 21, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) Jared Walsh #25 is congratulated by Max Stassi #33, Andrelton Simmons #2 and David Fletcher #22 of the Los Angeles Angels after hitting a grand slam home run in the fourth inning of the game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 21, 202...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Rangers, Mlb, Seattle, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers, Bundy, Walsh, Lewis, Anaheim


Angels fall behind early in loss that ensures fifth straight losing season

ANAHEIM — A relative hot streak in September couldn’t prevent the Angels from yet another losing season. The Angels’ 7-2 loss to the Texas Rangers on Sunday ensured that they would finish with a losing record for the fifth straight season. It’s the franchise’s longest drought since seven straight losing seasons from 1971-77. The Angels (23-31) are still not mathematically eliminated from the postseason race, although their chances are miniscule. They are 4-1/2 games behind the Houston Astros for...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Rangers, Mlb, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers, Upton, Anaheim, Ward, Justin Upton, Sam Huff, Sandoval


Andrew Heaney, Angels bounce back from bad start to beat Rangers

Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout reaches to catch a ball hit by Texas Rangers’ Isiah Kiner-Falefa for an out during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, right, celebrates hitting a solo home run with Taylor Ward during the second inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) So...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Rangers, Mlb, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, Anaheim, Anaheim Calif, Heaney, Mike Trout, Joe Maddon, Diamondbacks, Lance Lynn


Jaime Barria’s strong outing, plus another Albert Pujols HR milestone, lead Angels to victory

Albert Pujols #5 is congratulated by Justin Upton #10 and Max Stassi #33 of the Los Angeles Angels after hitting career home run No. 661 passing Hall of Famer and San Francisco Giants legend Willie Mays and sole possession session of fifth place on baseballs all-time home run list in the fifth inning of the game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 18, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) Eli White #76 of the Texas Rangers looks ...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Willie Mays, Griffin, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, Alex Rodriguez, Texas Rangers, Walsh, Upton, Anaheim, Ward


Rare rough start for Dylan Bundy sends Angels to another loss

Justin Upton #10 of the Los Angeles Angels is welcomed into the dugout after hitting a home rung against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the seventh inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 16, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) Jo Adell #59 of the Los Angeles Angels catches a fly ball in right field hit by Daulton Varsho #12 of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 16, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John ...
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Angels top prospect Jo Adell reflects on difficult learning curve as a rookie

ANAHEIM — Jo Adell’s rookie season with the Angels — or as much of a season as has been possible in this pandemic-altered world — has not left him feeling too distraught. “This game is tough and you’re gonna have lumps and you know I knew I was gonna have some things I had to learn and I was gonna have a couple learning curves,” Adell said. “I definitely had my share. But I’m not down about it. I’m not sad. I’m learning. I’m taking notes every day about different things that are new to me and tr...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Mlb, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, Anaheim, Justin Upton, Anaheim Calif, Sandoval, Joe Maddon, Maddon, Andrelton Simmons


Dodgers gathering ‘information’ for potential postseason pitching strategy

When MLB announced a postseason format Tuesday that includes no off days during the first three rounds (only between rounds), the standard analysis pointed to teams like the Dodgers having an advantage because they could fill out a full five-man rotation with capable starting pitchers. So a day later, the Dodgers started reliever Brusdar Graterol for the second time in four days, moving starter Dustin May into a ‘bulk’ relief role. “There’s a lot of different layers and it’s a longer conversatio...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Mlb, Los-angeles-dodgers, Houston Astros, Usc, San Diego Padres, Rockies, Pederson, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers, Padres


Tony Gonsolin lifts Dodgers past Padres as NL West showdown continues

Edwin Rios #43 bumps into Tony Gonsolin #46 of the Los Angeles Dodgers as he catches a fly ball hit by Trent Grisham #2 of the San Diego Padres during the fifth inning of a game at PETCO Park on September 15, 2020 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Clayton Kershaw #22 congratulates Edwin Rios #43 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at the dugout after his solo homerun during the fifth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on September 15, 2020 in San...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Mlb, Ferguson, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Sean, Dodgers, Padres, Petco Park, Astros, Manny Machado, San Diego California


Angels overcome seven-run deficit before losing to Diamondbacks

Taylor Ward #3 of the Los Angeles Angels misses a ball hit by Carson Kelly #18 of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 15, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) Kole Calhoun #56 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a single against the Los Angeles Angels in the fifth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 15, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume i...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Willie Mays, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks, Walsh, Anaheim, John McCoy, Justin Upton, Calhoun, Anaheim California


2 Giants-Seattle Games Off Due To Smoky Skies, Moved To SF

SEATTLE (AP) — The two-game series between the San Francisco Giants and Mariners in Seattle that was scheduled to start Tuesday night was postponed because of poor air quality caused by the West Coast wildfires. The teams will now play Wednesday and Thursday at Oracle Park in San Francisco, with game times to be determined. The announcement came as forecasters called for smoke to reach very unhealthy levels in Western Washington through at least Thursday. Both teams had a scheduled day off Thurs...
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The business genius of Travis Scott: How the rapper built a nearly $40 million net worth through music and lucrative partnerships with brands like Nike and McDonald's

Travis Scott surprises crew and customers at McDonald's for the launch of the Travis Scott Meal on September 08, 2020 in Downey, California. Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for McDonald's Travis Scott is a singer, lyricist, and producer who collaborates with brands across food, fashion, and entertainment. Scott collaborated with McDonald's in September 2020 to make the Travis Scott meal. The deal also included Cactus Jack shirts for employees, McDonald's-themed merch, and a commercial s...
Tags: Photos, Entertainment, Life, Boston, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Trends, Strategy, Nike, Features, Netflix, Paris, Vogue, Michael Jordan, Manhattan, Mlb


Dodgers use their deep bullpen to beat Astros, salvage series split

Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock, right, gets congratulations from manager Dave Roberts after Pollock hit a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock, left, gets congratulations from third base coach Dino Ebel after Pollock hit a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Mlb, Will Smith, Smith, Taylor, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Southern California, Joe Kelly, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts


Dodgers visit Padres in pivotal National League West matchup

Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock, right, gets congratulations from manager Dave Roberts after Pollock hit a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock, left, gets congratulations from third base coach Dino Ebel after Pollock hit a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Giants, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Southern California, Joe Kelly, DAVE ROBERTS


Dodgers beat up on Zack Greinke, Astros to salvage split

Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock, right, gets congratulations from manager Dave Roberts after Pollock hit a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock, left, gets congratulations from third base coach Dino Ebel after Pollock hit a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Mlb, Will Smith, Taylor, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Southern California, DAVE ROBERTS, Dodgers, Padres, LA Dodgers, Astros


Albert Pujols equals Willie Mays on all-time HR list, helps Angels to victory

Albert Pujols picked a good time to finally get the milestone that had eluded him for more than a month. Pujols blasted the 660th homer of his career, equaling Willie Mays for fifth on the all-time list, with a two-run shot to put the Angels on top in the eighth inning of their 5-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday in Denver. Pujols had hit his previous homer on Aug. 4, enduring a drought of 93 plate appearances without a homer. It was his longest homerless stretch since 2014. Pujols n...
Tags: Texas, Colorado, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Willie Mays, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, Alex Rodriguez, Colorado Rockies, Rockies, Ruth, Walsh, Albert


Dodgers cough up lead as Astros’ 2020 walk of shame comes to LA

Dodgers Enrique Hernandez, #14 gets the out on Astros Martin Maldonado, #15, but was not able to get the double play during 4th inning action at Dodger Stadium Saturday, September 12, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Dodgers Mookie Betts, #50, is safe at first as Astros Yuli Gurriel, #10, can’t make the play during 8th inning action at Dodger Stadium Saturday, September 12, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will re...
Tags: La, Sports, Sport, James Brown, Soccer, Mlb, Will Smith, Taylor, Los Angeles Dodgers, Jonas, Houston Astros, Southern California, Joe Kelly, DAVE ROBERTS, Dodgers, LA Dodgers


Angels blow lead in ninth and lose to Rockies on walk-off grand slam

Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies watches his walk-off grand slam in the ninth inning to defeat the Los Angeles Angels 8-4 at Coors Field on September 11, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates his walk-off grand slam in the ninth inning to defeat the Los Angeles Angels 8-4 at Coors Field on September 11, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Denver, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, Colorado Rockies, Rockies, Walsh, Ward, Justin Upton, Denver Colorado, Mike Trout, Daniel Murphy


Muralist Jonas Never paints Dodger pitcher Joe Kelly’s famous pouty-face image

Joe Kelly, left, poses with a fan at the mural on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Muralist Jonas Never made sure he painted his Silver Lake mural on the Floyd’s 99 Barber Shop at Sunset Boulevard and Parkman Avenue before the Astros came to town on Saturday, September 12. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Muralist Jonas Never takes a photograph of barber, Emmanuel Torres, left, and Joe Kelly at the mural on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Muralist Jonas Never made sure he p...
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Matt Olson’s Homer Backs Sean Manaea, A’s Beat Astros Again

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have long been a stellar second-half team. In a shortened season, they have dominated since Day 1. Sean Manaea carried a perfect game into the sixth inning en route to winning his fourth straight start, Matt Olson hit a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the stumbling Houston Astros 3-1 on Thursday. “Big series,” Oakland’s Mark Canha said. “We came in here with the right mindset. It was very businesslike and we made it happen. Well-played se...
Tags: Texas, Milwaukee, Sports, Los Angeles, Ap, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, Baseball, Houston, Oakland, Baker, Houston Astros, Oakland Calif, Astros, Olson, AL West


Dylan Bundy and Mike Trout lead Angels to victory

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels at bat against the Texas Rangers in the third inning at Globe Life Field on September 10, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Dylan Bundy #37 of the Los Angeles Angels throws against the Texas Rangers in the third inning at Globe Life Field on September 10, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Jared Walsh #25 and Mike Trout #27 of the Los A...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los-angeles-angels, Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Bundy, Walsh, Ward, ARLINGTON Texas, Arlington, Cy Young, Astros


Laureano Strikes Back, 2-Out Hit In 9th Puts A’s Past Astros

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Ramón Laureano, suspended last month for charging the Houston dugout and triggering a bench-clearing brawl, hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning that lifted the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics over the Astros 3-2 Wednesday night. Laureano yelled over and over as he celebrated yet another walkoff win by the A’s. They increased their division lead to 5 1/2 games over second-place Houston. Tommy La Stella hit a tying, two-run double in the seventh before Laur...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, San Diego, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, Baseball, Houston, Houston Astros, Bay Area, Josh James, Luis Garcia, Garcia, Clemente, Sean Murphy, Oakland Calif, Astros


Smoke From Nearby Wildfires Creates Eerie Bay Area Baseball Scene

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Coliseum lights shone brightly for miles through a sunless, smoky sky in the middle of the afternoon — hours before they usually would be on for a night baseball game. By mid-morning across San Francisco Bay, the Giants’ Oracle Park resembled a black-and-orange horror scene. A number of Northern California wildfires sent a thick, sometimes orange-glowing haze over the area Wednesday that left the Bay Area in an eerie darkness all day. The sun was blocked by the...
Tags: NFL, San Francisco, Ap, Jimi Hendrix, Marlon Brando, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Athletics, West Coast, Oakland, Giants, Santa Clara, Severe Weather, Baker, San Francisco Bay


Gurriel Hits Go-Ahead Sacrifice Fly, Astros End 6-Game Skid

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dusty Baker waited for the Houston Astros to catch even a small break, and then his club finally got a few. Yuli Gurriel hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning set up by an Oakland error, and the Astros beat the Athletics 5-4 Tuesday to split a doubleheader and end a six-game losing streak. In the opener, as ash from nearby wildfires fell inside the Coliseum, Khris Davis homered off previously unbeaten Zack Greinke to help the Athletics win 4-2. The split ke...
Tags: Texas, Colorado, Sports, Ap, San Diego, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, Baseball, Athletics, Houston, Oakland, Seattle, Baker, Houston Astros, Springer, Northern California


Davis, A’s Hand Greinke, Astros 6th Straight Loss In Game 1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Khris Davis homered and hit an RBI double against previously unbeaten Zack Greinke, and the Oakland Athletics sent the Houston Astros to their sixth straight loss, 4-2 Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader. Ash from nearby wildfires fell inside the Coliseum as the A’s stretched their AL West lead over second-place Houston to 5 1/2 games. Robbie Grossman hit a go-ahead double in the sixth and Ramón Laureano added an RBI single for Oakland. The A’s played as the visiti...
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Young starters Julio Urias, Dustin May, Tony Gonsolin competing for postseason role

We know one thing about the pitcher who will fill the No. 3 spot in the Dodgers’ postseason rotation. He will be young. The Dodgers cleared the way for Julio Urias, Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin to compete for that October role in September by trading Ross Stripling to the Toronto Blue Jays and moving Alex Wood to the bullpen. Among the trio remaining in the rotation, only Urias has started a postseason game. The Dodgers handed him the ball for Game 4 of the 2016 NLCS against the Chicago Cubs. Tw...
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Murphy Hits Homer, Two-Run Single, A’s Take 1st From Astros

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Sean Murphy homered and hit a two-run single to help Chris Bassitt snap a three-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 6-0 on Monday night with both teams missing star players. Tony Kemp added an RBI double for the AL West-leading A’s (24-14) against his former club in the first of five games over four days between the division rivals. Ramón Laureano provided insurance with a seventh-inning sacrifice fly and Stephen Piscotty singled home a...
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Justin Upton has heated up after a dreadful start, and brought the Angels with him

Justin Upton stepped to the plate on Aug. 24 mired in an unimaginable slump, one that had seen him collect one measly infield hit in his last 39 at-bats, with nearly half of those at-bats ending in strikeouts. It was so bad that Upton, in the middle of a $106-million contract, had been benched for the previous four games. Then Upton got a hanging slider from Houston Astros lefty Framber Valdez, and he hit it over the right-center field fence. It was the start of Upton getting himself right by … ...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, Upton, Justin Upton, Astros, Joe Maddon, Valdez, Maddon, Jo Adell, Paul Sorrento, Brian Goodwin