Judge hits 51st HR as Yankees snap skid, top Angels 7-4
Two impressive homers at Angel Stadium have moved the Yankees slugger two steps closer to baseball history. Judge has five homers in his last eight games, and leads the majors with 113 RBIs. “Feels like any time he’s out there, he's got a chance to do something special. He's right on pace: Judge and Maris both had 51 homers through the Yankees' first 130 games. Mayers struggled in the converted reliever's fifth career start, giving up eight hits and five earned runs in four innings.wftv.com
Vlad Jr homers off Shohei Ohtani, Blue Jays top Angels 6-3
Blue Jays Angels Baseball Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr., right, gestures after hitting a solo home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi watches during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 26, 2022, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, Calif. — (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered off Shohei Ohtani for the first time, and George Springer hit a leadoff home run in the Toronto Blue Jays' 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. Toronto hit the ball hard early and often against Ohtani, who beat the Blue Jays last summer in his only previous mound meeting. The Blue Jays’ three-run third was only the third multi-run inning allowed this season by Ohtani. Ohtani retired seven straight Blue Jays before Guerrero's homer — his second in two games after a 15-game homerless drought comprising most of May. UP NEXTRising star Alek Manoah (5-1, 1.62 ERA) pitches on the one-year anniversary of his major league debut for the Blue Jays.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Ohtani road show to Cleveland; Astros optimism
Angels Tigers Baseball Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi, from left, Brandon Marsh and Shohei Ohtani (17) celebrate after beating the Detroit Tigers 13-10 in a baseball game in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. The Shohei Ohtani road show heads to Cleveland after the two-way superstar thrilled opposing crowds in Detroit. Ohtani followed it up with a 2-for-3 day as the Angels rallied from an eight-run deficit to beat the Tigers on Thursday. OPTIMISM IN HOUSTONAstros manager Dusty Baker has reasons to feel good about his AL West-leading club even after an uninspired seven-game trip. SUB-BASEMENTThe major league-worst Baltimore Orioles haven't even come within two runs of a win in the past week.wftv.com
Cabrera stuck at 499; Angels rally to beat Tigers 13-10
Angels Tigers Baseball Los Angeles Angels' Max Stassi rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Detroit Tigers in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Paul Sancya)DETROIT — (AP) — Max Stassi hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Angels overcome an eight-run deficit to beat the Detroit Tigers 13-10 on Thursday. Miguel Cabrera drove in four runs to help Detroit open a 10-2 lead after five innings. Los Angeles scored six runs — two on one of Brandon Marsh's two triples — in the sixth inning and added one in the seventh to cut it to 10-9. After Stassi's line drive over the left-field wall put Los Angeles ahead 11-9, Shohei Ohtani had a sacrifice fly in the eighth to give the Angels a two-run lead.wftv.com
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.
Chisox star Jiménez out 5-6 months, Rays' Anderson ailing
Sixto Sánchez made his third start, yielding a run on three hits and a walk in 3 1/3 innings. Austin Gomber gave up five runs on eight hits, four of them home runs, 5 1/3 innings. Arizona starter Luke Weaver struck out eight over 5 1/3 innings. Right-hander Adbert Alzolay continued to struggle for Chicago, allowing two runs in 3 1/3 innings. BREWERS 2, GIANTS 2Brett Anderson pitched two-run ball over 5 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and striking out three for Milwaukee.
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.
Trout homers again on birthday, but Angels fall to Rangers
Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout waves to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)ARLINGTON, Texas Mike Trout homered again on his birthday, but Robinson Chirinos drove in two runs without a hit and the Texas Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Trout turned 29, and homered for the fifth time in the seven big league games he has played on his birthday. The three-time AL MVP put the Angels up 2-0 in the first with his 444-foot drive over their bullpen in left-center. Castro was upset after striking out on a check swing in the second inning and got tossed by Edwin Moscoso, the rookie fill-in umpire who made the call from third base.
Ohtani homers, Bundy brilliant as Angels top Mariners 6-1
Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani (17) watches his solo home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Joe Hudson, right, looks on during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE Shohei Ohtani homered in his first plate appearance since being shut down as a pitcher, Dylan Bundy struck out 10 in the third complete game of his career and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1 on Thursday. His only mistake was an elevated changeup that Daniel Vogelbach lined into the right field seats for a solo home run in the fourth inning. ROSTER MOVESBoth the Angels and Mariners trimmed two players from their roster ahead of Thursdays finale. Mariners: LHP Yusei Kikuchi (0-0, 4.66) gets the start Friday as Seattle begins a three-game interleague series with Colorado.