5/4/2016 | Smith closes another strong bullpen performance
Joe Smith, acting as the Angels' closer while Huston Street recovers from a strained oblique, had a hunch he would be needed for multiple innings in Wednesday's series finale from Miller Park. He told C.J. Cron around the third inning that he wouldn't be surprised if he were needed for a six-out save.
5/4/2016 | Vintage Trout reappears during torrid stretch
It was only 15 days ago that Mike Trout came to bat in Chicago and the scoreboard read .220 next to his batting average. When he came to bat in Wednesday's ninth inning, Angels starter Hector Santiago glanced towards Miller Park's center-field JumboTron and saw that number at ".317."
5/4/2016 | Archer, Rays visit Angels for weekend set
After Thursday's off-day for both clubs, the Rays and Angels meet in Southern California for a weekend series, starting at 7:05 p.m. PT on Friday. Rays ace Chris Archer is currently scheduled to face Garrett Richards, but as of Wednesday morning, the Angels were unsure whether their best pitcher would be able to take the ball.
5/4/2016 | Angels must decide on Ortega or Choi
Daniel Nava remains on track to be activated off the disabled list by Friday, at which point the Angels would have to decide whether to keep left fielder Rafael Ortega or first baseman Ji-Man Choi on their bench.
5/4/2016 | Richards' status for Friday in doubt
The Angels aren't yet certain if their ace, Garrett Richards, will be able to make his next scheduled start on Friday against the visiting Rays.
5/4/2016 | Call it a comeback: Angels rally to beat Brewers
Mike Trout's tying home run sparked the Angels' four-run rally in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 7-3 win over the Brewers at Miller Park, as Los Angeles finished a 2-4 road trip by avoiding a three-game sweep.
5/4/2016 | Double-play ball strikes Angels again
Even after their starter, Nick Tropeano, gave up 1,272 feet worth of home runs at Miller Park on Tuesday night, the Angels found themselves with a premium opportunity to take control of their game against the last-place Brewers, with the bases loaded, none out and their deficit at only one run in the top of the seventh inning.
5/3/2016 | Brewers' homers, bullpen hold off Angels for Guerra
Jonathan Lucroy and Chris Carter hit back-to-back home runs in the Brewers' go-ahead fifth inning to power a long-awaited victory for right-hander Junior Guerra, who gave new meaning to the term journeyman in a 5-4 win over the Angels at Miller Park on Tuesday night.
5/3/2016 | Angels ask rising Santiago to solve Brewers
Angels left-hander Hector Santiago takes the ball against Brewers righty Zach Davies in Wednesday's series finale at Miller Park, a matchup of two starting pitchers venturing in opposite directions.
5/3/2016 | Game an escape as Robinson cares for sick daughter
When Shane Robinson joined the Angels this spring, he had just returned from Boston, after the latest -- and, he hopes, last -- of a string of surgical procedures undergone by his young daughter, Harper, who was born with esophageal atresia, a condition where the esophagus isn't properly connected to the stomach.
5/3/2016 | Ortega, Angels lament costly mistakes vs. Crew
Rafael Ortega's indecisiveness lasted only a split second in Monday's fifth inning, but it was long enough to produce an in-between hop, long enough to reward Yadiel Rivera with two extra bases, and long enough to show up as a critical mistake in the Angels' 8-5 loss to the last-place Brewers at Miller Park.