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  1. Zack Greinke may have found his comfort zone in L.A.

    Mark Saxon

    Ever since Zack Greinke admitted to dealing with social anxiety disorder and depression six years ago, it has become a source of occasional derision from detractors and consternation from supporters. Was he someone who couldn't handle pitching und...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  2. Can they win despite their pitching?

    Mark Saxon

    AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez The Angels are a different team in July than they were in April. Obviously, right? They have Mike Trout and Ernesto Frieri now. They had Bobby Abreu and Vernon Wells then. But the morphing of the team's personality...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  3. Torii Hunter, remember him?

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For most of Torii Hunter's time in Anaheim, he was the conscience of his team, the player reporters sought for perspective. He was the center of the clubhouse and, many times, the best player wearing an Angels uniform. Now, h...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  4. 3 up, 3 down: Angels 11, Royals 6

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Angels continue to thrive at home. They jumped out to a 7-0 lead off Luke Hochevar in the third inning and cruised for a while behind Jered Weaver before hitting late turbulence in an 11-6 win over the Kansas City Royals on ...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  5. Pujols out with arm injury

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- Albert Pujols swung at an inside pitch that hit him in the right forearm during the third inning of Tuesday night's 4-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Inflammation must have persisted, because Pujols is not in the lineup for Wednesday's a...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  6. Angels' rotation wobbles along

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Rumors swirl this time of year. They also dart. They almost always die. A couple of potentially marquee solutions to the Los Angeles Angels' pitching problem might have disappeared late Tuesday, as reports indicated Cole Hame...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  7. 3 up, 3 down: Royals 4, Angels 1

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels missed out on a nice opportunity to gain ground on the Texas Rangers by playing one of their drabbest games of the season. They managed just four hits in a 4-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium on Tuesday night....

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  8. Jean Segura makes major league debut

    Mark Saxon

    When young Angels shortstop Jean Segura called the Dominican Republic to inform his mother, Maribel, that he was being called up to the major leagues Saturday night, she got a little emotional. "I thought she was going to have a heart attack," Seg...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  9. Patchy pitching, but splashy defense

    Mark Saxon

    In the third inning of Monday night's 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals, with Angels starter C.J. Wilson teetering on the brink of a second straight meltdown, Peter Bourjos retreated to the warning track, jumped and turned what might have been a Lo...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  10. 3 Up, 3 Down: Angels 6, Royals 3

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- Monday night was a slow, sometimes-ugly grind and a far cry from the Angels' explosiveness of recent games. But they kept their momentum rolling along with a 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium. Pinch hitter Kendrys Morale...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  11. Albert Pujols, third wheel?

    Mark Saxon

    Only one person knows what it's like to be Albert Pujols, of course, but it seems like a safe assumption that this season has felt strange, and not just for the obvious reasons. After about a decade as the game's best player, Pujols has been the t...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  12. Angels All-Stars have grassroots feel

    Mark Saxon

    One of the more gratifying moments for a team is to see its homegrown players develop into All-Stars. In the Angels' case, three of the four players headed to Kansas City for Tuesday's game -- Jered Weaver, Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo -- were draft...

    Blog | July 08, 2012
  13. Is there a soft spot in the middle?

    Mark Saxon

    Probably the most fitting comment in the aftermath of a disappointing opening series against the Kansas City Royals came from second baseman Howie Kendrick, whose leadership skills seem to be growing by the day. "It's only three games into the sea...

    Blog | April 08, 2012
  14. 3 up, 3 down: Royals 6, Angels 3

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- Dan Haren set a shaky early tone and the Angels couldn't sustain the momentum from Friday's late-rallying win as they lost 6-3 to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday afternoon. It was a lackluster effort in all phases. The Good Kendry...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  15. Bobby Abreu plays, Peter Bourjos sits

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels told Bobby Abreu in February he could get 400 at-bats. That seems like a stretch, but the disgruntled outfielder figures to get a few Saturday against Kansas City Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar. Manager Mike Scioscia went ...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  16. Jered Weaver leads the Angels' charge

    Mark Saxon

    John Cordes/Icon SMI Jered Weaver has been around these parts for a while. He came up with the Angels six years ago, went to college 15 miles from their stadium and grew up an hour-and-a-half drive north. Starting this winter and building toward ...

    Blog | April 06, 2012