ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Right-hander Michael Lorenzen agreed to a $6.75 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
The Anaheim native spent his first seven major league seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, making 295 appearances mostly as a reliever.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ty France homered, Jake Fraley scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error and the streaking Seattle Mariners held off the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Friday night to keep pace in the AL wild-card chase.
Los Angeles Angels (69-71, fourth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (81-58, first in the AL West)
Houston; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Shohei Ohtani (9-1, 2.97 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 135 strikeouts) Astros: Framber Valdez (9-5, 3.08 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 103 strikeouts)
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Left-hander Blake Snell of the San Diego Padres took a perfect game into the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels before walking two batters and allowing a two-out, two-run single to Jo Adell on his 96th pitch.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Manager Aaron Boone had no real problem with the way his New York Yankees executed on the double steal by the Angels that ended with Shohei Ohtani sliding safely into home.
In fact, Boone and the Yankees still seem confident in just about everything they're doing despite a losing streak that's threatening to end their AL East hopes before September even gets rolling.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. were both kept in the ballpark during Tuesday's doubleheader.
Still, the top two home run hitters in the majors wound up center stage in the second game.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani continued his power display Wednesday, crushing a three-run home run, and Phil Gosselin had a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning for the Los Angeles Angels, who rallied for an 8-7 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
NEW YORK (AP) — Shohei Ohtani's debut on the Yankee Stadium mound sure didn't last long.
Babe Ruth, he was not. At least on this night.
The two-way phenom got only two outs Wednesday for the Los Angeles Angels during his highly anticipated first pitching appearance in the Bronx.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit his 25th homer and drove in three runs, and the Los Angeles Angels stopped a five-game losing streak by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 on Sunday.
Ohtani hit an opposite-field shot to left in the ninth against Pete Fairbanks.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The day after a 1,900-mile flight and a few hours before another 2,400-mile flight, the Minnesota Twins managed to split a doubleheader out in Southern California.
For the team with the worst record in the American League, a split under these circumstances felt like a big win for the Twins.