Kole Calhoun and Johnny Giavotella each homered on Tuesday night, representing two of five Angels who finished with multiple hits in a 5-4 win over the Twins that gave them only their second win in the last nine games.
Minnesota Twins right-hander Ervin Santana (1-6, 4.77 ERA) will return to Anaheim to face his former team, the Angels, in the second game of a three-game set on Tuesday.
Tim Lincecum is days away from joining the Angels’ rotation. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said on Monday that the two-time National League Cy Young Award winner will “definitely” join the team in Oakland over the weekend and will probably make his 2016 debut on Saturday, the middle game of a three-game weekend series against the […]
Bench coach Dino Ebel stood in the batter’s box with a fungo bat, third-base coach Ron Roenicke paced Angels Stadium’s outfield grass, and for 30 minutes early Monday afternoon, power-hitting corner infielder Jefry Marte patrolled left field, working out at a position from which the Angels are desperately trying to squeeze more production.
The Angels don’t have much room for error these days. Their rotation is crippled, their offense is lacking and their bullpen is taxed. And so, on most nights, the wins only come if the mistakes are avoided.
Trevor Plouffe, Byron Buxton and Robbie Grossman all homered, and Ricky Nolasco contributed a quality start as the Twins rolled past the Angels, 9-4, in Southern California on Monday night, giving Minnesota its second straight win.
Instead of opting for season-ending Tommy John surgery, Angels starting pitchers Garrett Richards and Andrew Heaney decided to be patient and wait things out.
The Twins travel to southern California hoping they can replicate the success they enjoyed at home against the Angels back in April. Minnesota was 0-9 this season when the Halos visited Target Field, and the Twins got their first win and swept a tight three-game series.
Angels reliever Jose Alvarez left in the seventh inning of Sunday’s 8-3 loss to the Indians after a ground ball from Francisco Lindor struck him in the right shin.
Angels outfielder Mike Trout sustained a right thumb contusion after being hit by a pitch in the eighth inning of Sunday’s 8-3 loss to the Indians.
Carlos Santana homered from each side of the plate, and Francisco Lindor also went deep in the Indians’ 8-3 win over the Angels on Sunday at Angel Stadium to clinch a road series victory.