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  1. Angels free-agency primer: What they need

    Mark Saxon

    AP Photo, Getty Images The top of the Angels' rotation isn't a concern. It's the 4 and 5 spots that could use some help. New Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto will have a few days to unpack and settle into his new office. Until Thu...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  2. Mariners 2, Angels 1: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels had as many errors, four, as hits Tuesday night and -- not surprisingly -- they lost to Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners, 2-1 at Angel Stadium. The mistakes proved costly, as did the loss. The Angels dropped a game in...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  3. Rangers 11, Angels 7: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Angels continued to flounder against the Texas Rangers, losing the first game of a pivotal three-game series 11-7 Friday night under swampy conditions at the Ballpark in Arlington. The Angels are 1-4 in their last five game...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  4. Russell Branyan's freakish feats

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels have one of the most enigmatic players in the game on their roster, though most days you'd hardly notice he was around. Russell Branyan is among the most consistent home run hitters in baseball history. Yes, you read that right. Basebal...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  5. Rangers 8, Angels 4: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels got blown out 8-4 in the opening game of their key four-game series against the first-place Texas Rangers Monday night. Starting pitcher Garrett Richards left the game in the first inning with a strained groin and relievers H...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  6. Yankees 6, Angels 5: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels lost just their second series since June 12, with Thursday's 6-5 loss to the New York Yankees pushing them two games back of the first-place Texas Rangers. Seldom-used slugger Russell Branyan slammed a three-run home run off Mariano Riv...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  7. Marlins 5, Angels 2: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels continue to find new offensive lows, and the Florida Marlins now have two wins this month. The Angels somehow managed to pick up 15 hits while scoring only two runs (one unearned), allowing the Marlins to end an 11-game losing streak wi...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  8. Angels 7, Royals 5: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels' veteran hitters got crafty in a 7-5 win over the Kansas City Royals that snapped a six-game losing streak. Torii Hunter and Bobby Abreu sparked the winning rally with back-to-back one-out walks in the seventh inning. The go-...

    Blog | June 11, 2011
  9. What about Russell Branyan?

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The need for power is just as glaring now as when the Angels signed Russell Branyan. What's less clear is whether he can be part of the solution. The Angels rank 10th in the American League in both slugging percentage (.394) and home ru...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  10. Royals 2, Angels 0: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels had another miserable afternoon of clutch hitting Wednesday and Billy Butler hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning to win it for the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Umpires initially ruled Butler's drive off Scott Downs a doub...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  11. Angels 10, Royals 8: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels are showing plenty of fight, and surprisingly robust at-bats. They defeated the Kansas City Royals 10-8 at Kauffman Stadium Monday after falling behind 6-1 after two innings. Three days earlier, they had overcome a 5-0 deficit to beat Minn...

    Blog | May 30, 2011
  12. Twins 1, Angels 0 (10): Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels were ripe for being on the wrong end of a little baseball history in a 1-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins Saturday evening. The Angels haven't scored against an opposing starting pitcher since Wednesday. The latest indignity almost got the...

    Blog | May 28, 2011