Royals overcome Ohtani's 2 HRs, 8 RBIs to beat Angels 12-11
Royals Angels Baseball Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) runs the bases after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, June 21, 2022. But Ohtani's eighth RBI wasn't enough after Merrifield and Kyle Isbel drove in runs off Jose Quijada (0-2) earlier in the 11th. Kansas City led 6-1 midway through the sixth inning before the Angels’ star hitters finally came alive. Royals starter Jonathan Heasley had pitched four-hit ball into the sixth inning before Ohtani’s shot chased him. Ohtani's only previous pitching start against Kansas City was back in his AL Rookie of the Year season in 2018.wftv.com
Phillies rally late to hand Angels 11th straight loss
Bryson Stott hit a game-winning, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning after Bryce Harper tied it with a grand slam in the eighth, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied for a 9-7 victory that sent slumping Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels to their 11th straight defeat.
Taillon loses perfecto in 8th, Yanks rally to sweep Angels
Angels Yankees Baseball New York Yankees' Jameson Taillon pitches during the first inning in the second baseball game of the team's doubleheader against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, June 2, 2022, in New York. The former Chicago Cubs star ripped a 1-2 pitch right back up the middle, scoring Miguel Andújar and Kiner-Falefa easily. Taillon cruised through seven innings on 83 pitches, six outs from a perfect game with Ohtani and Trout already out of his way. Taillon mixed six different pitches, showcasing the finesse and control that's led to a stellar start to this season. Cortes (5-1) delivered seven tidy innings, DJ LeMahieu also homered and the major league-leading Yankees ensured themselves a series victory.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Angels star Trout set to draw a crowd in Philly
Trout is from the South Jersey city of Millville, about an hour's drive from Philadelphia. FLYING JAYSVladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays have won eight in a row going into this weekend's series against Minnesota. Left-hander Yusei Kikuchi (2-1, 3.48 ERA) is set to start the opener for Toronto. Marcus Semien has hit two home runs in his last six games after going homerless in his first 43 games this season for Texas. He hit .265 with 102 RBIs for the Blue Jays last season.wftv.com
On the hook: Angels' Trout still fantasy commish, for now
As the commissioner of a fantasy football league that’s suddenly gotten a lot of attention. The bizarre saga began last Friday when Cincinnati outfielder Tommy Pham slapped San Francisco outfielder Joc Pederson before a game. Pham later said it was over a fantasy football dispute, and he was suspended three games by Major League Baseball. “It’s in the past,” the three-time AL MVP said, adding, “it’s a legendary fantasy football league, for sure.”“It’s just one of those things, everybody’s competitive. Everybody loves fantasy football.wftv.com
Sho-case: Shohei Ohtani gets All-Star win for AL, bats, too
APTOPIX All Star Game Baseball American League's starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of the Los Angeles Angeles, throws during the first inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) (Jack Dempsey)DENVER — (AP) — A Sho-case for Shohei Ohtani became a grand stage for Vladimir Guerrero Jr., too. Guerrero, at 22, became the youngest MVP in All-Star Game history. A 27-year-old right-hander in his fourth big league season, Ohtani has dazzled. Ohtani became the second straight Japanese pitcher to win the All-Star Game after the Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka two years ago.wftv.com
The Latest: Ohtani gets win in two-way All-Star first
Like father, like son as he gave the American League a 2-0 lead after three innings in the All-Star Game. ___6:35 p.m.Shohei Ohtani followed up his groundout to start the All-Star Game with a perfect inning on the mound. ___6:20 p.m.American League starting pitcher and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani led off the All-Star Game with a grounder to second. Ohtani is the first player in major league history to make the All-Star Game as a pitcher and position player. There were a pair of late additions to the AL All-Star team: Tampa Bay right-hander Andrew Kittredge and Minnesota left-hander Taylor Rogers.wftv.com
The Latest: Ohtani gets win in two-way All-Star first
Shohei Ohtani unleashed his 100 mph heat while pitching a perfect inning for the win in becoming baseball’s first two-way All-Star, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. rocked Coors Field with a 468-foot home run and the American League breezed 5-2 for its eighth straight victory.
Ohtani hits 31st HR, Lagares ends Angels' 6-5 win over O's
With his drive over the ficus trees beyond the center-field fence, Ohtani matched Hideki Matsui’s major league record for homers by a Japanese slugger. Matsui did it over 159 games with the Yankees in 2004, while Ohtani only needed 81 games while also making 12 mound starts. DJ Stewart had a two-run double for the AL-worst Orioles, who hadn't been swept by the Angels since May 2018. HOLIDAY HOMEThe Angels hadn't been at home on the Fourth of July since 2014 — also the year of their last playoff appearance. Angels: José Suarez (3-1, 1.98 ERA) returns to the rotation when LA opens a three-game series Monday at home against the AL-leading Boston Red Sox.wftv.com
Steinbrenner vows to keep Boone, Cashman as Yankees struggle
Angels Yankees Baseball Los Angeles Angels' Jared Walsh rounds third base after hitting a grand slam off of New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, foreground, during the ninth inning of a baseball game early Thursday, July 1, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) (Adam Hunger)NEW YORK — (AP) — Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner vowed to keep manager Aaron Boone, general manager Brian Cashman and the core of his team, shaking off a crushing loss to the Los Angeles Angels in which New York wasted a four-run, ninth-inning lead. Steinbrenner spoke with reporters Thursday, the morning after the 11-8 defeat in which New York scored seven runs in the first inning. The Yankees are 41-39, fourth in the AL East, 8 1/2 games behind first-place Boston. "So I’m just a believer in seeing an entire body of work from an employee, irregardless of what department they’re in.wftv.com
Walsh slams Chapman as Angels stun Yanks after Ohtani flops
Angels Yankees Baseball Los Angeles Angels' Jared Walsh (20) watches his grand slam during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees early Thursday, July 1, 2021, in New York. Shohei Ohtani’s highly anticipated first pitching appearance at Yankee Stadium was a wild wreck that ended early. Chapman, who hadn't pitched in a week, entered in a non-save situation to protect an 8-4 lead. But he walked three batters to load the bases with one out and Walsh launched a slider into the Yankees' bullpen for his second career slam and the first Chapman has ever allowed. Raisel Iglesias got three quick outs for his 15th save as seven Angels relievers helped bail out Ohtani, handing the Yankees perhaps their most demoralizing loss of an extremely disappointing season so far.wftv.com
Walsh slams Chapman as Angels stun Yanks after Ohtani flops
Jared Walsh hit a tying grand slam off Aroldis Chapman in a seven-run ninth inning for his second homer of a long night, and the Los Angeles Angels stunned the New York Yankees 11-8 in a rainy game that finished after 1 a.m. Shohei Ohtani’s highly anticipated first pitching appearance at Yankee Stadium was a wild wreck that ended early.
Ohtani's 26th homer starts Angels past reeling Yankees 5-3
Shohei Ohtani pounded his hardest-hit home run of the season, José Suarez pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run relief after Dylan Bundy threw up on the mound because of heat exhaustion and the Los Angeles Angels beat the troubled New York Yankees 5-3.
Ohtani hits 15th HR in 6-run 4th, Angels defeat Rangers 11-5
Ohtani scorched a cutter by Brett de Geus down the right-field line for a three-run shot to give the Angels a 9-1 lead in the fourth inning. But Shohei plays by his own rules," said Jared Walsh, who also homered for the Angels. Walsh had two hits and three RBIs while Upton added two hits and two RBIs as the Angels matched their highest-scoring game of the season. The right-hander — who got his first victory since April 9 against Toronto — did not allow a hit until the fourth inning. None of this pitchers were effective and he got in trouble right away,” Rangers manager Chris Woodward said.wftv.com
Walsh's big night helps Angels rally for 5-4 win over Astros
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (David J. Phillip)HOUSTON — (AP) — Jared Walsh had another big game Monday night in what has become his breakout season with the Los Angeles Angels. Walsh also doubled and had two RBIs as the Angels got their third win in four games. Upton followed with his shot, which hit on the wall above the seats in left field, to cut the lead to 4-3 and end Garcia’s night. Michael Brantley made it 3-0 with his RBI double to the corner of left field. Straw’s double to left field scored Correa to make it 4-1.wftv.com
Pujols says he'll decide future after season with Angels
Pujols wife apparently disclosed that the Angels slugger will retire after the upcoming season, although she later amended her social media post to be less definitive. Not playing in October will never stop grating on Pujols, who begins the new season with 662 homers along with 2,100 RBIs, third-most in baseball history. AdLast season, Pujols batted .224 with a .665 OPS — both the worst marks of his two-decade career — while playing in just 39 of Los Angeles’ 60 games. Pujols says he's fine with whatever role he gets in 2021 from Maddon, who praises the veteran slugger for his maturity and leadership. … He just makes any team that he’s on better, and he’s going to make this bullpen better.”___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Pujols hits homer No. 660 as Angels rally to beat Rox 5-3
Trailing 3-2, the 40-year-old Pujols lined a fastball from Carlos Estevez (1-3) into the empty seats in left-center for his 660th homer. Pujols now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696) on the career home run list. It was a crazy day at the plate for the Angels, who had more walks (10) than hits (six). The Angels took two of three from Rockies and wrapped up a six-game trip with a 3-3 mark. If you’re good, you’re young and you’re not hurt, you’ll work through it.
In 1st MLB game with new extra-inning rule, A's slam Angels
Oakland Athletics players celebrate after Matt Olson, center left, hit a grand slam home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the tenth inning a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, July 24, 2020. According to STATS, Olson became the third player to hit a walkoff grand slam on opening day. The game went to the 10th tied at 3 after Jason Castros tying homer in the ninth against As closer Liam Hendriks. The Angels didn't deliver a win for Maddon in his Angels managerial debut. UP NEXTLHP Sean Manaea, who went 4-0 last season in September after returning from shoulder surgery before losing the wild card game, pitches Saturday opposite Angels RHP Dylan Bundy.