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  1. 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
  2. 3 Up, 3 Down: Angels 7, Rangers 4

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Los Angeles Angels have finally gained a little second-half momentum. Behind six strong innings from returning starter Dan Haren and a 15-hit attack, the Angels beat the first-place Texas Rangers 7-4 Sunday night. The win gave the A...

    Blog | July 22, 2012
  3. 3 Up, 3 Down: Angels 3, Indians 0

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels continued to forge ahead with some positive momentum going into the All-Star break with a 3-0 win over the Cleveland Indians in Ohio behind ace Jered Weaver. The Good: Ace of aces. The Angels have the league batting leader and the ...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  4. Angels' young All-Stars are game-changers

    Mark Saxon

    First comes the speculation, then come the announcements, then comes the grumbling. It's a yearly tradition around the All-Star Game, and why not? It's all in good fun and if you're not complaining, you're not paying attention. Angels fans coul...

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  5. 3 up, 3 down: Angels 9, Blue Jays 7

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels are starting to obliterate memories of their miserable April. Buoyed by a resurgent offense, they are hitting their stride just as the All-Star break approaches. They beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-7 Thursday, giving them 14 wins in their...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  6. Are they inventing a new bullpen model?

    Mark Saxon

    In the late 1990s, relief pitcher Jose Mesa saw veteran sports writer Jerome Holtzman in the Cleveland Indians clubhouse and ran across the room to embrace Holtzman in a bear hug. That's not the typical behavior of major-league baseball players to...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  7. 3 Up, 3 Down: Angels 5, Dodgers 3

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels had things right where they wanted them -- National League teams in their stadium -- and they they took advantage to put their season back on track. The Angels beat the Dodgers 5-3 Sunday to take both series they played against ...

    Blog | June 24, 2012
  8. 3 up, 3 down: Angels 6, Giants 0

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- Jered Weaver returned from the disabled list and looked no worse for wear. The Angels' ace dominated the San Francisco Giants in a 6-0 Angels win Wednesday. Only a tight, precautionary pitch count could knock Weaver out: He exited after...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  9. Angels hopes fade into the West

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Angels were left stewing Tuesday night about a call they thought an umpire blew, but most fans will probably be lamenting a call manager Mike Scioscia didn't make until it was too late. Scioscia let pitcher Jerome Williams face ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  10. Are two closers better than one?

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia is getting a bit tired of talking about this bullpen-by-committee thing, which is actually more of a partnership than a committee. It's the law firm of Frieri and Downs, as in Ernesto Frieri, the right-hande...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  11. 3 Up, 3 Down: Angels 3, A's 1

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels finally managed to win one of these low-scoring nail biters, a skill they may have to perfect if there's to be any hope for this season. Alberto Callaspo doubled into the left-field corner in the 11th inning to drive in two runs as the ...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  12. Ernesto Frieri goes home (sort of)

    Mark Saxon

    The South American nation of Colombia has sent 10 players to the major leagues. The first six were shortstops. The last three have been pitchers. "Those shortstops had great hands, because our fields had so many rocks in them," said Angels relieve...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  13. Holes spring up in the bullpen (Updated)

    Mark Saxon

    Did the Angels lose their two most-reliable relievers in the final three pitches of yesterday's game? They said they'll know more after the pitchers are evaluated in Minnesota later today, but it appears they could be without closer Scott Downs an...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  14. Where would they be without rotation?

    Mark Saxon

    Virtually everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. Albert Pujols launched his Angels career with an epically bad April, dragging an entire lineup down with him for nearly a month. The bullpen looked wobbly in spring training, then proved to ...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  15. 3 Up, 3 Down: Angels 4, Twins 3

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The offense showed signs of stirring to life and closer Scott Downs worked a little overtime to help the Angels get their second win in the last eight games, a 4-3 victory over the last-place Minnesota Twins. Out of reliable alternative...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  16. 3 up, 3 down: Angels 2, Indians 1

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels finally figured out a way to win a low-scoring game: limit the exposure to their bullpen. Dan Haren pitched eight strong innings to pick up his first win of the season and newly appointed closer Scott Downs managed to pitch a drama-free...

    Blog | April 28, 2012