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  1. Funny day for Albert Pujols to go deep

    Pedro Moura

    ANAHEIM -- Maybe it was just a coincidence that Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit his second home run of the 2012 season the day after his team fired hitting coach Mickey Hatcher in a clear attempt to shake things up with a struggling ballclub. ...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  2. 3 up, 3 down: Angels 7, White Sox 2

    Pedro Moura

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- On the day new hitting coach Jim Eppard officially took over, the Los Angeles Angels put together a complete offensive performance and comfortably topped the Chicago White Sox 7-2. Jerome Williams pitched eight innings to earn the ...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  3. Eppard brings some familiarity

    Pedro Moura

    ANAHEIM -- Of the nine hitters in the Los Angeles Angels' lineup Wednesday for their game against the Chicago White Sox, new hitting coach Jim Eppard has already coached seven of them during a regular season. That's the familiarity Angels general ...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  4. Dan Haren pitches a beauty

    Pedro Moura

    ANAHEIM - Only seven of the first 41 pitches Angels right-hander Dan Haren threw to the Detroit Tigers in a virtuoso two-hitter Tuesday night at Angel Stadium were fastballs. So, yes, it'd be fair to say he did a superb job mixing his pitches agai...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  5. Justin Verlander vs. Dan Haren

    Pedro Moura

    ANAHEIM - Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander has been dominant in 2011, bringing a 2.32 ERA and 11-3 record into Tuesday's start against the Angels. He allowed five total runs in five June starts. He threw a no-hitter in May. Of his 18 s...

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  6. The defensive stylings of Peter Bourjos

    Pedro Moura

    ANAHEIM -- Peter Bourjos, the Angels' young, speedy center fielder, prefers to play a shallow outfield, and who can blame him? By both statistical and visual measures, he's among the best defensive outfielders in the major leagues, and a true Gold...

    Blog | July 04, 2011
  7. Angels 5, Tigers 1: Three Up, Three Down

    Pedro Moura

    ANAHEIM -- The suddenly-streaking Angels got more solid pitching from Joel Pineiro, superb defense from Peter Bourjos and timely hitting from Vernon Wells and Co. to take the opener of a three-game set with the Detroit Tigers, 5-1, before 43,012 fans...

    Blog | July 04, 2011
  8. Torii Hunter back in the lineup

    Pedro Moura

    ANAHEIM -- When a first-inning fastball from Hiroki Kuroda hit Angel outfielder Torii Hunter on the top of the left hand in Friday's series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Hunter immediately feared he'd broken a bone in his hand and would be ...

    Blog | July 04, 2011
  9. Russell Branyan shows why he was brought in

    Pedro Moura

    ANAHEIM - When the Angels signed journeyman infielder Russell Branyan back in late May, the general consensus was that he'd provide some much-needed pop to a team struggling to score runs and maybe - just maybe -- impact a few outcomes in the clutch....

    Blog | July 03, 2011
  10. Kendrick takes All-Star selection in stride

    Pedro Moura

    ANAHEIM -- It seems a little fitting. On the day Angels' second baseman Howie Kendrick was named to his first career All-Star Game, he was in manager Mike Scioscia's lineup at first base in Sunday's series finale with the Los Angeles Dodgers to gi...

    Blog | July 03, 2011
  11. Jered Weaver makes a fine pitch to start All-Star Game

    Pedro Moura

    ANAHEIM -- He'll get one more official opportunity to showcase his stuff before Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington sits down to determine his starting pitcher for this month's 2011 All-Star Game, but Angels ace Jered Weaver did a mighty fine job pr...

    Blog | July 02, 2011
  12. Angels 7, Dodgers 1: Three Up, Three Down

    Pedro Moura

    ANAHEIM -- Behind yet another great performance from right-hander Jered Weaver and timely hitting throughout their order off of Clayton Kershaw, the Angels evened up a weekend series with the Dodgers after a 7-1 win. The Good: Weaver's All-Star...

    Blog | July 02, 2011
  13. Looking for an early run

    Pedro Moura

    ANAHEIM -- When the same two pitchers scheduled to start Saturday's game -- the Angels' Jered Weaver and the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw -- matched up last weekend in Los Angeles, neither team scored a run until the seventh inning. The Angels will fo...

    Blog | July 02, 2011
  14. Angels can't solve Kuroda

    Pedro Moura

    ANAHEIM -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia clearly was reluctant to praise Dodgers' right-hander Hiroki Kuroda after Friday's game, a 5-0 Dodgers' win, despite Kuroda's stellar seven-inning, three-hit, one-walk performance. "He pitched alright," Scio...

    Blog | July 02, 2011
  15. Scioscia puts little stock in interleague success

    Pedro Moura

    ANAHEIM -- The final interleague series of the 2011 season is upon us, and with it comes two things: talk of the future of interleague play, baseball-wide, and talk of the Angels' uncanny sustained success against the National League. The Angels a...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  16. Double plays becoming a real issue

    Pedro Moura

    ANAHEIM - After Sunday's 9-0 loss to Vin Mazzaro and the Kansas City Royals, Angels manager Mike Scioscia was asked to explain why his fading squad has been hitting into so many double plays - five in the game, the most they've had in seven years, an...

    Blog | June 12, 2011