Phillies get lefty Alvarez from Angels for righty Garcia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies have acquired left-handed pitcher Jose Alvarez from the Los Angeles Angels for right-hander Luis Garcia.
Alvarez was 6-4 with a 2.71 ERA and one save in 76 appearances in 2018, striking out 59 in 63 innings. He allowed only three home runs to the 261 batters he faced while holding left-handed hitters to a .206 batting average and righties to a .232 mark.
The 29-year-old Alvarez is 12-18 with a 3.69 ERA over six seasons with the Tigers and Angels.
Angels nearly get no-hitter from bullpen, beat Rangers 1-0
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels nearly came through with a no-hitter in a bullpen game.
However, Blake Parker gave up Isiah Kiner-Falefa's single to right with one out in the eighth inning for Texas' first hit and the Angels held on for a 1-0 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night.
"I left that ball up to Isiah Kiner-Falefa," Parker said. "If I get that down, it's probably a ground ball."
Angels’ combined no-hit bid broken up in eighth inning
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Isiah Kiner-Falefa singled off Blake Parker with one out in the eighth inning, spoiling the Los Angeles Angels' bid for an unprecedented no-hitter against the Texas Rangers.
Los Angeles was closing in on the record for most pitchers used in a no-hitter. The Houston Astros set the mark with six pitchers while shutting down the Yankees in 2003. Roy Oswalt started that game but was injured in the first inning. The Mariners matched that record in 2012.
Heaney tosses 7 shutout innings, Angels top White Sox 1-0
CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Heaney began the season on the disabled list with an elbow injury. Now, the 27-year-old left-hander is on the verge of finishing with a slew of career bests.
Heaney tossed three-hit ball over seven innings and struck out a career-high 12, lifting the Los Angeles Angels over the Chicago White Sox 1-0 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Calhoun single in 11th leads Angels past A’s, 2-1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout found a new way to help the Los Angeles Angels win, and Calhoun finished what his star teammate started an inning later.
Trout cracked his first career extra-innings home run, then Calhoun ripped a two-out single in the 11th inning to score Danny Espinosa and send the Angels to a 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
Moustakas’ homer gives Royals 3-2 win over Angels
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have hit 13 of their 15 homers this season with the bases empty, including two Saturday night.
At least they got the timing right this time.
Mike Moustakas hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, lifting the Royals over the Los Angeles Angels 3-2.
Another weird game for Angels in 3-2 loss to AL-best Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Another strange game for the Los Angeles Angels.
After a delay because of a swarm of bees at home the day before, the Angels started their final road trip with a 3-2 loss to AL West-leading Texas, which won in its last at-bat Monday night. That was after a late rain delay in a game that also had malfunctioning phones in the Los Angeles bullpen and the ejection of the Rangers manager when an apparent Angels out became a double.
Rangers rally again, magic number 3 after beating Angels 3-2
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers always believe they're going to win. Now they're getting ever closer to another AL West title.
Andrus scored the winning run on All-Star center fielder Ian Desmond's RBI single with no outs in the ninth inning as the Rangers beat the last-place Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on Monday night for their MLB-best 46th come-from-behind victory.
Alvarez allows go-ahead HR, Angels lose 2-1 to streaking M’s
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The difference Wednesday night between the Mariners and Angels was a single mistake by one of the many Los Angeles pitchers still trying to figure out how to be successful in the big leagues.
Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager homered to lead Seattle past the Angels 2-1, extending its longest winning streak of the season to eight games.
Cruz hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh off Jose Alvarez (1-3), his 37th of the season and fourth in four games.
Lucroy helps Rangers beat Angels 8-5
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After giving up the lead late, the first-place Texas Rangers recovered to pull out the win.
Carlos Gomez homered twice to give Texas the early lead, and Jonathan Lucroy capped a late see-saw game with a two-run homer in the eighth to lead the Rangers to an 8-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.
"It was enough," said Rangers manager Jeff Banister. "I wouldn't say it was a perfect ballgame but one we really fought hard to win."