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70-87, 4th in AL West
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Trout mashes solo shot against Athletics (0:24)

Lineup: Angels (69-87) vs. Athletics (67-88)

  • 1. Yunel Escobar, 3B (R)
  • 2. Kole Calhoun, RF (L)
  • 3. Mike Trout, CF (R)
  • 4. Albert Pujols, DH (R)
  • 5. Jefry Marte, LF (R)
  • 6. C.J. Cron, 1B (R)
  • 7. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
  • 8. Jett Bandy, C (R)
  • 9. Gregorio Petit, 2B (R)
  • SP: Jered Weaver, RHP
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Angels rise big in Power Rankings

The Halos played spoiler over the weekend, beating the Astros in three of four games to put Houston's postseason hopes on life support. Los Angeles finishes with six home games against the Athletics and Astros. Week 25 Power Rankings

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Tony Kemp blasts first career HR (0:22)

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Seeing the shocked, grief-stricken Don Mattingly and the Marlins in team jerseys at a televised Miami news conference a few hours after the awful news of Jose Fernandez's death in a boating accident evoked emotional on-camera interviews long ago with three formidable, longtime baseball men. Mike Hargrove, Lou Piniella and Jim Fregosi all broke down in tears when we discussed the unfathomable losses they and their teams experienced many years before of players they'd been with shortly before their passing. Hargrove spoke a decade after a Florida boating tragedy took the lives of Cleveland pitchers Tim Crews and Steve Olin in 1993 when he was the manager of the Indians. In 2004, Piniella recounted friend and teammate Thurman Munson's death a quarter-century earlier when the plane the Yankee captain piloted crashed near his home in Ohio. And in 2008, Fregosi shared his sorrowful recollections of managing California 30 years before, when Angels outfielder Lyman Bostock was shot to death in the back seat of a car after visiting a childhood friend in Indiana. There is plenty of crying in baseball today and there always will be among all who endure loss and cherish lives that will forever be with them.

Stats & Info

Pujols' homer a towering blast

Albert Pujols' two-run blast off Astros starter Mike Fiers on Thursday only traveled 360 feet, but it reached an apex of 149 feet, the highest by an Angel in over a year, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

The Angels won the first meeting of the season against the Astros but then dropped the next 11 in a row. But this is the wild-card race nobody wants to win, so of course Ricky Nolasco and two relievers combined for an eight-hit shutout.

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Mike Trout NO ES el Más Valioso de la LA

A juicio de Jorge Morejón, la insistencia de los sabermétricos de querer postular a Mike Trout para el JMV por encima de Mookie Betts o David Ortiz solo por tener un mejor WAR no tiene razón de ser. Leer y mirar

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Angels fall far in Power Rankings

Two wins over the Blue Jays wasn't enough to erase the memory of five straight losses to start the week in our voters' minds. Albert Pujols is up to 112 RBIs but is somehow slugging just .456. Week 24 Power Rankings

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Shoemaker makes appearance in clubhouse

Just two weeks after suffering a fractured skull from a line drive, Matt Shoemaker visited his teammates prior to Sunday's game against the Blue Jays. "The guys are great. It's just welcoming, happy to see me,” Shoemaker said. “I'm sometimes at home going crazy, haven't been able to be up here too much. It's good.” LA Times

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Pujols waits a while between walks

Albert Pujols walked in the second inning on Sunday after not drawing a base on balls in any of his 109 previous plate appearances (since Aug. 18). That was the longest streak of consecutive times up without a walk for Pujols during his MLB career, per the Elias Sports Bureau. His previous high was 61 straight plate appearances in 2012.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs68417th
Batting Average.2609th
On Base Percentage.32215th
Slugging Percentage.40423rd
Earned Run Average4.3721st
Quality Starts61Tied-25th
WHIP1.4026th
BAA.27127th

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