ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Harvey seems to be finding his groove.
Harvey, who signed an $11 million, one-year deal with the Angels in the offseason, pitched two-run ball for five innings,...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Now in his 19th major league season, Albert Pujols still has the power and bat speed to hit a baseball a very long way.
Pujols homered twice to increase his total to 641,...
DETROIT (AP) — Albert Pujols turned on a fastball over the middle of the plate, sent the no-doubt shot deep into the left-field seats, flipped his bat toward celebrating teammates in the dugout...
DETROIT (AP) — Albert Pujols is the third player with 2,000 career RBIs.
Pujols hit a solo homer in the third inning Thursday for the Los Angeles Angels against the Detroit Tigers, putting...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Before the Los Angeles Angels hit the road for a two-week, 11-game, two-nation trip, they added another solid win to their recent surge.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although Mike Trout has reached base in every game he has played this season, he realizes his typical production lacked some of his usual pop and potency in April.
Yelich picking up where he left off in 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Something figured to stop Christian Yelich's historic home run pace — and a balky lower back might just do it.
The way things have been going, it certainly wasn't going to be...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Albert Pujols opened the weekend by passing Lou Gehrig on the career RBIs list and ended it by moving past Barry Bonds.
Yelich’s 14th homer helps Brewers beat Mets 8-6
NEW YORK (AP) — After Christian Yelich helped put Milwaukee ahead, Josh Hader prevented the Mets from coming back.
Yelich hit his major league-leading 14th home run, tying the record for...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer in the first inning and moved past Lou Gehrig into fourth place on the career RBIs list, and Tyler Skaggs pitched five shutout innings as...
New York Yankees (12-10, second in the AL East) vs. Los Angeles Angels (9-14, fifth in the AL West)
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
A BENCH FOR THIS JUDGE
The New York Yankees are expected to put All-Star slugger Aaron Judge on the injured list, a day after he...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols was humbled after he caught and passed Babe Ruth for fifth place on baseball's career RBI chart.
Yet even the Los Angeles Angels slugger's 636th homer...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has tied Babe Ruth for fifth place in baseball history with his 1,992nd career RBI.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Bour shouted, turned his head and headed back toward the bench.
He wasn't watching the ball, but Dee Gordon was watching him.
Hamels helps Cubs beat Trout-less Angels 5-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels loves pitching at Wrigley Field.
No matter what the conditions are.
Hamels tossed eight sparkling innings, Willson Contreras homered twice and the Chicago...
Trout, Pujols deliver for Angels in 8-4 win over Dodgers
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout enjoyed a little pregame celebration and then went right back to work.
Trout had an RBI double in his first home game since signing a record contract and...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels are about to make Mike Trout the highest-paid athlete in North American team sports history. Once his contract is signed, the most productive baseball...
Mike Trout is on the verge of becoming baseball's first half-billion dollar man.
Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Albert Pujols had a busy weekend. On Friday, he was in New York at the United Nations to receive an award. On Saturday, he played in a "B'' game on a back field at the Los...
Chatting on the bases is good-natured, a learning experience
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — While playing for Texas, Jurickson Profar always learned something from new teammate Khris Davis when the Oakland slugger stopped at Profar's second base spot.
Albert Pujols predicts he’ll be everyday player at age 39
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Albert Pujols has a bold if unrealistic prediction for his 2019 season.
"I'm expecting to play 162 games," the Los Angeles Angels first baseman said Sunday. "One hundred ninety games I'm going to play this year, including spring training."
A month past his 39th birthday, Pujols is an 18-year big league veteran, 10-time All-Star and three-time MVP.
"He will not be playing 190, I promise you that," new Angels manager Brad Ausmus said.
Ausmus era begins when Trout, Pujols lead Angels into spring
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — For the first time since 2000, a new manager will be in the home clubhouse at Tempe Diablo Stadium when the Los Angeles Angels report to spring training.
Mike Scioscia spent 19 years in charge of the Halos, and Brad Ausmus is aware of the enormity of the shoes he is about to fill.
Free agent Justin Bour, Angels finalize $2.5M deal
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — First baseman Justin Bour and the Angels have finalized a $2.5 million, one-year contract, giving Los Angeles depth while Albert Pujols recovers from surgery.
Bour can earn an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances under the deal announced Saturday: $125,000 each for 350, 400, 450 and 500.
AP source: Free agent first baseman Bour, Angels reach deal
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Justin Bour is set to bring the Los Angeles Angels key depth they need until stars Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani are fully recovered from surgery.
The Angels and the free agent first baseman have reached a deal, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.
Bour's contract is pending a physical, the person said on condition of anonymity because nothing had been finalized.
Pujols, Ohtani make progress from season-ending surgeries
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has been cleared to do extensive upper body work and also has begun low-impact lower body exercises as he recovers from surgery on his left knee and right elbow.
Pujols isn't yet ready to swing a bat but continues to progress as he works with a strength coach, general manager Billy Eppler said. The first baseman and designated hitter had season-ending knee surgery in August followed by the elbow procedure in September to remove bone spurs.
Albert Pujols likely out for season after left knee surgery
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols is likely to miss the rest of his 18th major league season after undergoing surgery on his left knee.
The Angels announced Wednesday that Pujols has undergone arthroscopic knee surgery performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. Recovery time is typically at least six weeks, and the Angels' season likely will be over in 4 1/2 weeks.
Pujols has season-high 4 RBIs, Angels beat Rangers 11-7
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Albert Pujols keeps climbing up the career hits list and hurting the Texas Rangers in their home park.
Pujols drove in a season-high four runs, Shohei Ohtani hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Texas 11-7 on a rainy Saturday night.
Pujols went 3 for 4 to tie 19th-century star Cap Anson for 23rd with 3,081 hits. His 633rd homer was his 16th in 59 games in Arlington.
Calhoun, Upton HR, Angels beat A’s 4-3; Pujols hit milestone
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Against one of the best bullpens in baseball, the Los Angeles Angels treated all of the late innings like they were the ninth and the tactic was rewarded when they rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
Kole Calhoun and Justin Upton hit two-run homers and Albert Pujols reached another milestone as the Angels were forced into comeback mode early on Friday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After getting three big homers and nine innings of outstanding pitching to complete a series sweep, the Los Angeles Angels are headed into a day off with a rare feeling of contentment in their disappointing season.
The Detroit Tigers are just grateful to be going home after a horrific California road trip ended with nothing but losses.
Justin Upton and Albert Pujols hit back-to-back homers in the fifth inning, and the Angels swept the Tigers with a 6-0 victory Wednesday.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit two home runs in a game for the first time in the major leagues, and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-4 on Friday night.
Ohtani, whose four hits were also the most of his big league career, singled in the eighth and scored the go-ahead run on David Fletcher's double.
The Angels won at Progressive Field for the first time since June 17, 2014, breaking a 10-game skid.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — With their three biggest stars all shining Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Angels put on quite a show.
Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani homered in the same game for the first time, and the Angels romped to an 11-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Pujols passed Ken Griffey Jr. for sixth place on the career list with his 631st home run. Trout connected twice and drove in four runs. Ohtani launched a two-run shot projected at 446 feet.
Angels’ Pujols has injection in knee, goes on DL
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Albert Pujols will spend the All-Star break on the disabled list with left knee inflammation, a move that lets the Los Angeles Angels rest their slugger without him missing too many games.
Manager Mike Scioscia said Friday that Pujols had an injection in his knee.
"He's been playing with it banged up for a while and he's looking very productive," Scioscia said. "This is trying to get him to a higher level and maybe make him more comfortable."
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — On a night when Albert Pujols moved up the career home run ladder, rookie teammate David Fletcher grabbed onto the bottom rung.
Pujols hit two home runs to tie Ken Griffey Jr. for sixth place with 630, and Fletcher connected for his first in the majors as the Los Angeles Angels romped to an 11-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday.
Pujols rarely talks about personal achievements. But matching Griffey, a former Mariners star, had him feeling an extra sense of pride.
BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts fouled off seven pitches before hitting a grand slam that helped the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Thursday night, extending their winning streak to 10 games.
Boston has the longest current winning streak in the big leagues and hasn't lost since getting routed 11-1 at Yankee Stadium on July 1. At 66-29, the Red Sox are 37 games over .500 for the first time since 1949.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After a big game with the bats, the Los Angeles Angels went home worried about one of their most important arms.
Kole Calhoun and Andrelton Simmons each had three of Los Angeles' 15 hits Tuesday night, but starting pitcher Garrett Richards left in the third inning of a 9-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners because of irritation in his right forearm.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani's versatility was on display again Sunday.
The two-way star launched a pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning that sent Andrew Heaney and the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Bothered by a sore knee, Ohtani drove his first career pinch-hit homer a projected 443 feet to center field, breaking a 3-all tie. It also was the Angels' first pinch-hit home run of the season.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani's pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning sent Andrew Heaney and the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
Albert Pujols also went deep for the Angels, tying the score at 3 in the sixth. Justin Upton had a two-run single.
BALTIMORE (AP) — On a steamy day that proved too daunting for Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs, 38-year-old Albert Pujols coolly delivered the game's pivotal hit.
Pujols' RBI double highlighted a five-run eighth inning, and Los Angeles beat the Orioles 6-2 Saturday to extend Baltimore's latest losing streak to seven games.
Gametime temperature was 93, and the humidity was unforgiving. Sweating profusely, Skaggs asked out after using 79 pitches to get through five innings.
SEATTLE (AP) — A healthy and confident Nelson Cruz usually means good things are on the horizon for the Seattle Mariners.
Cruz homered twice and the surprising Mariners overcame Mike Trout's two home runs to beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 on Monday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Albert Pujols met Hall of Famer Stan Musial during his time with the St. Louis Cardinals and grew to appreciate Musial and his legacy.
For now, the pair is sharing a place in baseball's record books.
Pujols hit his 623rd career homer and tied Musial for seventh on the career RBI list with 1,951, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 after a four-hour rain delay Saturday.
Trout helps lift Angels to 9-6 win over Royals
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Give the Los Angeles Angels enough opportunities and they find ways to score runs.
It's a lesson they have taught the Kansas City Royals plenty of times this season.
Mike Trout had three hits, including a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, and the Angels beat the Royals 9-6 on Monday night.
"I thought we did a good job in the batter's box all night, and you have to when you're down 5-2 and you come back," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Contributions from their grizzled slugger and emerging young pitcher helped get the Los Angeles Angels back on track.
Albert Pujols hit his 622nd career home run, rookie Jaime Barria threw six sharp innings and the Angels ended a two-game losing skid by defeating the Texas Rangers 6-0 on Friday night.
TORONTO (AP) — After a brief offensive drought, Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are starting to swing the bats a lot better.
Trout and Albert Pujols each hit solo home runs, Shohei Ohtani doubled twice and the Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 on Thursday.
"We pressured them all afternoon," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "You get 15 chances with guys in scoring position, that's good. We did a lot of good things out there."