Los Angeles Angels

Chacin looks for encore of outstanding Halos debut
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The Angels’ recently acquired Jhoulys Chacin will get his first taste of Interleague Play from the American League’s side on Thursday, and the opponent couldn’t be any more familiar. Chacin will take on the Dodgers in the final game of 2016’s Freeway Series.

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Tropeano shines in longest outing of career
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Nick Tropeano pounded his right hand against the pocket of his glove and then spread his arms out wide, exhaling deeply as he retreated to the dugout. The Angels’ young starting pitcher had escaped a bases-loaded, none-out jam unscathed on Wednesday night, pitching deeper in a game than ever before.

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Trout leads potent offense in rout of Dodgers
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Nick Tropeano’s longest career start and a five-run fifth inning were the recipe for victory Wednesday night, as the Angels defeated the Dodgers, 8-1, at Angel Stadium to secure their fifth win in their last six games.

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Supporting cast holds key to success for Angels
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Mike Trout and Albert Pujols are undoubtedly superstars, however, the Angels’ offense has been more than a two-man show recently, as the club has won five of its past six games.

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Ryan cherishes memories of Dodger Stadium
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Through 13 years of professional baseball with four organizations, Angels shortstop Brendan Ryan has played in 1,316 games at a myriad of locations. No professional ballpark, however, means more to him than his hometown Dodger Stadium.

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Nava, Rasmus join crowded Angels disabled list
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The Angels’ disabled list grew to nine players on Tuesday, with left fielder Daniel Nava and long reliever Cory Rasmus each nursing groin strains that will keep them out a couple of weeks.

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Richards hopeful about alternate treatment
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Garrett Richards’ decision to undergo stem-cell therapy in hopes of bypassing Tommy John surgery was summed up by the Angels’ starter in three words on Wednesday: “Why not, right?”

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Angels overpowered by Kershaw
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MLB strikeout leader Clayton Kershaw fanned 11 in eight innings, Joc Pederson homered twice and Corey Seager once as the Dodgers beat the Angels, 5-1, on Tuesday night to split the Dodger Stadium half of this week’s four-game Freeway Series.

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Angels slowed down by 'buzzsaw' Kershaw
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The Angels were starting to feel pretty good about themselves when they arrived at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night. They had won four in a row, sweeping the first-place Mariners and taking the first of a four-game Freeway Series against their crosstown rivals. And their offense had seemingly turned a corner. Then they ran into […]

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Kershaw tests Trout's arm, gets last laugh
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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw tried to go from first to third on a base hit up the middle on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, and Angels center fielder Mike Trout made him pay.

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Sources: Angels, Lincecum close to deal
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The Angels, in desperate need of help in their rotation, are nearing an agreement with two-time National League Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, multiple sources told MLB.com on Monday. Jon Heyman of MLB Network and Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports first reported the impending deal, which won’t be official until Lincecum passes a physical.

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Richards opts for alternative to Tommy John surgery
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Angels ace Garrett Richards, nursing a significant tear in the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, has decided to undergo stem-cell therapy in hopes of avoiding season-ending Tommy John surgery.

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