Albert Pujols reached the 100-RBI mark for the 13th time, the fifth player in history to achieve the feat, Mike Trout had three hits and drove in four runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the To
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How do Angels rank in intangibles?
Jett Bandy isn't very fast, and Yunel Escobar isn't the greatest baserunner. Can the Halos' pitching redeem the team's rankings on our lists? Dan Szymborski breaks it down. Ranking "Intangible" tools (Insider)
Lineup: Angels (53-73) vs. Blue Jays (71-55)
- 1. Kole Calhoun, RF (L)
- 2. Mike Trout, CF (R)
- 3. Albert Pujols, DH (R)
- 4. C.J. Cron, 1B (R)
- 5. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
- 6. Jett Bandy, C (R)
- 7. Nick Buss, LF (L)
- 8. Kaleb Cowart, 3B (S)
- 9. Gregorio Petit, 2B (R)
- SP: Jered Weaver, RHP Daily lineups
Trout has zero chance to win AL MVP...
Well, maybe not zero chance. Dan Szymborski's formula gives Mike Trout about a 5 percent chance to win, low for a player whose 7.9 WAR leads the league. What else is new for the 25-year-old. Schoenfield: Myths of MVP voting (Insider)
Miggy and the Machine move up together
Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols each had a four-hit game on Wednesday, moving closer to Ichiro for most in MLB since the start of the 2001 season.
Jett Bandy enjoys rare day for a catcher
Bandy was 4-for-5 with a stolen base in the Angels' win on Wednesday. The only other catchers in franchise history to collect four hits and a steal in one game are Lance Parrish in 1989, Chris Turner in 1994 and Bengie Molina in 2000, per the Elias Sports Bureau.
Triple-A left-hander Nate Smith is making a strong case to be promoted by the Angels in September.
Angels relief pitcher Cam Bedrosian has been diagnosed with a blood clot and may need season-ending surgery, the team announced.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols both had four-hit games tonight. They're second and third in the majors in four-hit games since Pujols debuted in 2001. The leader? No surprise, it's Ichiro with 53. Cabrera has 44 and Pujols 42. Pujols' 584th home run also means he broke a tie with Mark McGwire for 10th on the all-time list.
Albert Pujols moved into sole possession of 10th place on baseball's all-time list by hitting his 584th home run, Matt Shoemaker pitched six shutout innings as the Angels topped the Blue Jays.
Angels slugger Albert Pujols hit his 584th career home run on Wednesday, breaking a tie with Mark McGwire and giving Pujols sole possession of 10th place on baseball's all-time list.
Is Simmons MLB's top defensive infielder?
Different team, same Andrelton Simmons. In his first season with the Angels, the 26-year-old shortstop continues to be the "gold standard for defense," Keith Law writes. Is he No. 1 with both the arm and glove? Best fielding/throwing tools (Insider)
Huston Street underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday, ending the Angels closer's season.
Mike Trout is having another great season on a not-so-great team. A look at other historically great seasons by players on bad teams.
Russell Martin had three hits and two RBI, R.A. Dickey pitched 6 2/3 innings for his first home win since July 10 and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 on Tuesday night.
Hop aboard the Buss
Nick Buss drove a 407-foot blast to right-center against the Blue Jays on Tuesday night for his first career home run.
Mike Trout in CF for Team USA?
By the time the Tokyo Olympics are here, Trout will likely be in his ninth season as the best position player in baseball, David Schoenfield writes. If the best U.S. players were allowed to participate, Trout would surely make the cut. 2020 U.S. Olympic dream team
Is Trout baseball's best contact hitter?
Mike Trout is constantly regarded as the best player in baseball, but does that mean he's the game's top option in terms of making hard contact? Keith Law offers his opinion. Best hitting/speed tools in MLB (Insider)
Weaver undecided on retirement
Jered Weaver is not ready to make a decision on retirement before the end of the season. Weaver, 33, is in the last year of his contract with the Angels. “There's still a lot of season left. When the time comes to answer those questions, I will," he said. LA Times
Angels hold steady in Power Rankings
The Halos are 20 games under .500 for the first time since 1999. Albert Pujols has been a bright spot of late, as he tied Mark McGwire for 10th on the all-time home run list with No. 583 on Saturday. Week 20 Power Rankings
Angels closer Huston Street could face season-ending knee surgery, which would make him difficult to trade this offseason.
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