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Yunel Escobar scored when Ryan Dull bobbled Albert Pujols' weak grounder back to the mound in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Monday night.
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
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
Joe Musgrove pitched seven strong innings, Evan Gattis, Tony Kemp and Tyler White homered, and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 Sunday to snap a three-game slide.
William Weinbaum ESPN
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.
Kole Calhoun had three hits and two RBIs, and the Los Angeles Angels scored nine runs in the final two innings to get a 10-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday.
Yunel Escobar hit a two-run homer and pinch-hitter Rafael Ortega had three RBI during a six-run ninth inning, lifting the Los Angeles Angels over the Houston Astros 10-6 on Friday night.
Tim Lincecum, who spent the latter part of the season with the Angels' Triple-A affiliate, is reportedly determined to come back next season.
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.
Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer and Ricky Nolasco pitched seven solid innings, helping the Los Angeles Angels hinder the Houston Astros' wild-card hopes with a 2-0 victory Thursday.
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.
Mike Trout homered on Wednesday, padding his amazing statistical line this season. But his biggest impact in 2016 could still be ahead of him.
Mike Trout hit his 28th homer and Jered Weaver went six innings for his 150th career victory in an Angels uniform as Los Angeles beat the AL West-leading Texas Rangers 5-4 on Wednesday night.
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
Rookie Nomar Mazara hit his 20th homer in another game with multiple ejections and the Rangers moved closer to their second consecutive AL West title by beating the Angels 5-4 on Tuesdsay night.
Ian Desmond had an RBI single with no outs in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers moved closer to the AL West title with a 3-2 win over the last-place Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
Texas manager Jeff Banister was ejected following a replay review in the sixth inning of the Rangers' game against the Angels on Monday.
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
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
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.
Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each scored twice, Alex Meyer gave up two hits in five innings for his first career win, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 on Sunday.
The Angels and Blue Jays game in Anaheim was delayed when a swarm of bees entered the field near first base.
Albert Pujols hit his 590th career home run and the Los Angeles Angels beat Toronto 6-1 Saturday night, dropping the Blue Jays into a tie for the top two AL wild-card spots.
On Base Percentage.32215th
Earned Run Average4.3721st
Angels vs Athletics
Angel Stadium of Anaheim - Tue 9/27