9/14/2014 | Angels can clinch playoff berth by beating Mariners
If the Mariners are to remain in the playoff picture, they'll need to succeed against a team that doesn't often lose. Beginning Monday, the Mariners will play the first of seven remaining games against the American League West-leading Angels, starting a four-game set in Anaheim. The Angels can clinch a postseason berth with a win over the Mariners, who trail the Royals by one game for the second AL Wild Card spot. Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma squares off with the Halos' Matt Shoemaker.
9/14/2014 | Angels stifled by Keuchel as win streak ends
The Angels' offense simply overheated. After bashing their way to a season-high 10-game winning streak, the Angels came crashing down to earth during Sunday's 6-1 loss to Houston, mustering just three hits as the temperature hovered in the mid-90s.
9/14/2014 | Hamilton makes progress with shoulder after workout
On Sunday morning, shortly after Josh Hamilton completed a workout (still no baseball activities), Angels manager Mike Scioscia expressed a new feeling -- excitement. "He made a lot of progress this morning, so we're excited about that," Scioscia said.
9/14/2014 | Angels showcase their best during 10-game win streak
The 10-game winning streak that was snapped Sunday was the longest for the Angels since 2002, and it was just the fifth time in franchise history that the club had strung together at least 10 wins in a row.
9/14/2014 | Halos looking for 11th straight win, sweep of Astros
The Angels and Astros' Sunday finale is a matchup of southpaws hoping to finish solid 2014 campaigns strongly. Both Dallas Keuchel and Hector Santiago are in the midst of breakout seasons.
9/14/2014 | Angels shave magic number with 10th straight win
Mike Trout hit two home runs and Jered Weaver struck out 12 as the Angels extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 5-2 win over Houston on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.
9/13/2014 | Street returns after resting sore hamstring
Closer Huston Street returned and earned the save Saturday night. Angels manager Mike Scioscia also said that Josh Hamilton continued to improve but his return to baseball activities remained "open-ended."
9/13/2014 | Scioscia downplays importance of looming 100-win mark
With 15 games remaining, it appears likely the Angels will reach the 100-win mark for the second time in franchise history (they also did it in 2008).
9/12/2014 | Overturned call helps Astros add run against Angels
Astros manager Tom Lawless successfully challenged an out call on a tag play on Robbie Grossman at first base in the fourth inning.
9/12/2014 | Angels activate Thatcher off disabled list
The Angels activated left-handed specialist Joe Thatcher from the disabled list on Friday, nearly six weeks after spraining his ankle in Tampa Bay. Thatcher threw a simulated game of 20 to 25 pitches on Friday and said his ankle was "as good as it's going to get until the offseason."
9/12/2014 | Kendrick stepping up on offense with Hamilton out
Without Josh Hamilton in the lineup, the Angels' offense has scored 65 runs in seven games. Howie Kendrick -- the guy taking over for Hamilton in the cleanup spot -- has been a big reason why.
9/12/2014 | Hamilton's return date from shoulder injury still unclear
Josh Hamilton missed his eighth straight game Friday, and a return doesn't appear to be on the horizon soon. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Hamilton's X-ray on his right shoulder came back negative and that he was making progress, but the 33-year-old left-fielder was "not that close to playing."
9/12/2014 | Weaver looks to inch Halos closer to postseason
Jered Weaver will try to move the Angels closer to locking up a division title when he squares off against Scott Feldman and the Astros on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.
9/12/2014 | Seven-run frame lifts Angels to ninth straight win
With a couple of swift Mike Trout swings, a pair of Houston errors and a seven-run fifth inning, the Angels erased a three-run deficit and cruised to an easy 11-3 win over the Astros on Friday night at Angel Stadium.
9/11/2014 | Tickets for potential ALDS games on sale Sept. 18
Tickets for potential American League Division Series games at Angel Stadium will go on sale next Thursday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. PT, the Angels announced.
9/11/2014 | Decision to keep playing pays off for O'Malley
The Angels reached out to Shawn O'Malley shortly after they traded Mark Trumbo on Dec. 10. They were the only team to offer him an invitation to Spring Training, and so they were the ones who reaped the benefit of a solid season.
9/11/2014 | Angels have the luxury of resting Street
It isn't very often that the closer of a playoff-bound team can take a breather in early September, but the Angels have been able to grant that to Huston Street, who has been nursing some tightness around his right hamstring for the last five days.
9/11/2014 | Halos extend streak, lower magic number with sweep
Erick Aybar homered; David Freese, Kole Calhoun and Grant Green hit clutch RBI singles; and the pitching staff pieced it together with eight relievers in pushing the Angels to a 7-3 victory on Thursday night at Globe Life Park.
9/11/2014 | Rasmus, Martinez bring Halos-Rangers to a close
The Angels are looking for Cory Rasmus to go as hard as he can for as long as he can when he faces rookie right-hander Nick Martinez and the Rangers on Thursday night.
9/10/2014 | With win, Halos' streak at seven, magic number at nine
Matt Shoemaker shut out the Rangers through the first six innings at Globe Life Park on Wednesday, paving the way for the offense to come on late and leading the Angels to an 8-1 win that pushed their winning streak to a season-high seven games.
9/10/2014 | One call confirmed, one overturned in Halos-Rangers
Angels manager Mike Scioscia didn't lose a challenge when the umpiring crew examined a Rule 7.13 play. Instead he used it to get a call overturned in the fifth inning,
9/10/2014 | First-round pick Newcomb finishes strong
Angels first-round pick Sean Newcomb began his professional career with an 8.44 ERA in his first five games, then finished it by giving up one run and striking out 16 in his last nine innings. The key, according to general manager Scott Servais: "He finally put the fear of God in people."
9/10/2014 | Angels' pitching staff has stepped up in big way
Many wondered how the Angels would recover from the loss of Garrett Richards, who tore the patellar tendon in his left knee while covering first base on Aug. 20, but nobody expected this: Since Richards went down, the pitching staff has the second-lowest ERA in the American League.
9/10/2014 | Scioscia says Ebel has future as manager
Joe Maddon, Ron Roenicke and Bud Black have gone from Mike Scioscia's coaching staff to relatively stable jobs as Major League managers, and Scioscia believes that his current bench coach, Dino Ebel, should join them someday.
9/10/2014 | Improvement in shoulder slow to come for Hamilton
Josh Hamilton spent most of Wednesday afternoon in severe pain, searching for any positive signs regarding an injury that began in his right AC joint and has since moved to his trapezius.
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