Josh Hamilton knows he never was the player the Los Angeles Angels wanted and expected him to be.
Mike Trout had three hits, scored twice and drove in a run to back another win in Texas for Hector Santiago as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Rangers 10-2 in a series finale Wednesday.
The Rangers have dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season, and Nick Martinez will try to stop the slide by building on his excellent season debut.
The Rangers dropped two of three to Houston over the weekend, falling 6-4 in 14 innings Sunday.
Angels batting coach Don Baylor was tasked with receiving that first pitch, and unfortunately Baylor was injured while doing so – fracturing his femur.
Raul Ibanez homered off Yu Darvish and the Los Angeles Angels topped the Texas Rangers 7-4 Tuesday.
Gone are the days when the sight of a Josh Hamilton Rangers jersey brought smiles to the faces of Rangers fans. The hard-hitting Rangers turned Angels player now turns Rangers fans stomachs.
Yu Darvish is planning to throw off a mound Friday for the first time since skipping his last scheduled start for the Rangers because of neck stiffness.
Albert Pujols slammed two home runs and Jered Weaver won his eighth straight start, leading the Angels over the Rangers for the second straight day, 6-2 on Tuesday night.
According to a study of major league contracts by The Associated Press, the Marlins, Tigers, Rangers and Angels all had big boosts in payroll during the offseason along with the Rays and Royals.
Three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols has agreed to a 10-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels worth about $250 million to $260 million
The now seven-game gap between the Rangers and the Angels in the AL West standings is nothing compared to the distance that separated them on July 31.