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Angels sweep Royals

heraldonline.com — Amid a shaky start in which their offense has looked far from formidable, the Los Angeles Angels produced a three-game snapshot suitable for framing this week. A team that ranked last in the major leagues in runs and second-to-last in home runs and slugging percentage clubbed seven homers and scored 19 runs in a three-game sweep of the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals.

Angels sweep Royals

ledger-enquirer.com — Amid a shaky start in which their offense has looked far from formidable, the Los Angeles Angels produced a three-game snapshot suitable for framing this week. A team that ranked last in the major leagues in runs and second-to-last in home runs and slugging percentage clubbed seven homers and scored 19 runs in a three-game sweep of the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals.

Home runs power Angels to sweep of Royals

latimes.com — Mike Trout hit a tying two-run homer, Yunel Escobar put the Angels ahead with a solo shot in the sixth inning and Andrelton Simmons also went deep to power Los Angeles to a 4-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

Angels' Huston Street dismisses the idea that Jake Arrieta's rise is PED-related

latimes.com — Closer Huston Street took strong exception to any insinuation - inside or outside the game - that Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta might have used performance-enhancing drugs to transform himself from a struggling Baltimore Orioles starter to one of the best pitchers in the game.

Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney to seek additional medical opinions on injured forearm

latimes.com — Andrew Heaney 's forearm strain has been so slow to heal that the Angels and the pitcher have jointly decided to seek additional medical opinions on the injury, which has sidelined the left-hander since the third day of the season.

Fool me once, shame on, well, a bunch of Angels

latimes.com — The play had no bearing on the final result of Sunday's game between the Angels and Seattle Mariners, but it added entertainment value and a few laughs. With Seattle's Leonys Martin on first base and no outs in the top of the ninth inning, Martin took off for second on a stolen-base attempt as Ketel Marte lifted a routine fly ball to center field.

Wade Miley survives rocky first inning, and Mariners power way to 9-4 win over Angels

latimes.com — Wade Miley survived a first-inning knockdown to pitch into the eighth inning on Sunday, and Kyle Seager, Leonys Martin and Seth Smith each hit home runs to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 9-4 victory over the Angels in Angel Stadium.

Mike Trout, again, delivers in Angels' victory over the Mariners, 4-2

latimes.com — Mike Trout has had enough experience and success against Felix Hernandez to know how to get the better of the Seattle Mariners ace, who has been one of baseball's best pitchers for a decade. "He throws all of his pitches for strikes at any time and in any count," the Angels center fielder said.

Angels' Albert Pujols is not taking time off despite a slow start

latimes.com — Albert Pujols was hitless in 23 at-bats entering Saturday night, the second-longest drought of his career behind an 0-for-25 slump Sept. 12-19, 2015. He had a team-low .138 average yet somehow led the Angels with 10 runs batted in, which says a lot about the state of the offense these days.

Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood hopes to show his old Atlanta Braves teammates a thing or two

latimes.com — Alex Wood was more surprised than disappointed when he was traded from the Atlanta Braves to the Dodgers as part of a three-team, 13-player deal last July. A second-round pick out of Georgia in 2012, Wood made only 26 minor league starts before matriculating to the big leagues and showed promise with the Braves, going 21-20 with a 3.10 earned-run average in 86 games.
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Apr 28, 2016

RT @LAAngelsPR: Today the #Angels have placed RHP Huston Street on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

Apr 28, 2016

This seems unusual: The #Angels beat the #Royals, 4-2, Wed night despite having zero at-bats with runners in scoring position.

Apr 28, 2016

#Angels bats come to life in 3-game sweep of #Royals, but closer Huston Street is lost to oblique strain. lat.ms/1qY3Ye3

Apr 28, 2016

RT @BillShaikin: #Dodgers have scored 3 or fewer runs in a majority of games. Dave Roberts senses players are pressing: fw.to/w4Siz1lGNl

Apr 28, 2016

#Angels closer Huston Street said he suffered oblique strain on "probably one of the lightest throws of the day."

Apr 28, 2016

Huston Street said he expects to go on DL because of oblique strain. Those usually sideline pitchers for 3-4 weeks.Huston Street said he expects to go on DL because of oblique strain. Those usually sideline pitchers for 3-4 weeks.

Apr 28, 2016

#Angels closer Huston Street has tightness in left side. Will be evaluated.

Apr 28, 2016

Joe Smith throws scoreless ninth, #Angels beat #Royals, 4-2, to complete 3-game sweep of defending World Series-champion KC.

Apr 28, 2016

#Angels setup man Joe Smith warming for ninth after Jose Alvarez throws two innings. Huston Street apparently not available, for some reason

Apr 28, 2016

Andrelton Simmons flashes something other than leather: Solo HR to LF in B7 gives #Angels 4-2 lead over #Royals.


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