Mike Clevinger enjoyed some revenge against his former club on Tuesday night, tossing six innings of one-run ball to lead the Indians to a 6-3 win over the Angels in their series opener at Angel Stadium.
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Brandon Phillips returned to the Angels’ starting lineup on Tuesday after missing two games with lower back tightness, playing second base and batting leadoff in the club’s series opener against the Indians at Angel Stadium.
Fresh off celebrating their second straight American League Central title, the Indians will begin a six-game West Coast road trip against a team they could host in the first round of the postseason.
The Rangers kept their tenuous American League Wild Card hopes flickering by getting out of Southern California with a 4-2 victory over the Angels on Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium.
Garrett Richards might have been tagged with the loss on Sunday against the Rangers, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia was pleased by what he saw from the talented, recovering right-hander.
Angels second baseman Brandon Phillips sat out Saturday’s game against the Rangers with lower back tightness, though manager Mike Scioscia said he is day to day and could return to action on Sunday.
Garrett Richards will be making his third start for the Angels since returning from the disabled list when he pitches against Rangers right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium.
Justin Upton delivered precisely the type of offensive performance the Angels envisioned when they acquired him from the Tigers two weeks ago, homering twice in a 2-0 win over the Rangers on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.
Justin Upton homered twice to back a strong start from rookie Parker Bridwell as the Angels handed the Rangers their fifth straight loss and secured a series victory with a 2-0 win on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.
Angels right-hander Keynan Middleton remains day to day with right ulnar nerve irritation in his elbow, manager Mike Scioscia said Friday.