Los Angeles Angels
Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499. She had planned to be there in person once he got within one of the milestone. He didn’t give her the chance.
Albert Pujols is closing in on his 500th home run and joining a prestigious club. He sits at 498 right now. More important for the Angels, he’s looking like his powerful self again.
Vladimir Guerrero signed a one-day contract to retire with the Angels on Monday. Guerrero also threw out the first pitch on opening day against the Mariners at Angel Stadium.
Joe Blanton allowed just one infield single in five scoreless innings and an Angels’ split-squad routed the Texas Rangers 12-1 Wednesday.
The Rangers secured their seventh-consecutive victory on Sunday, earning a spot in a one-game Wild Card playoff on Monday night in Arlington against the Rays.
Craig Gentry doubled, scored and bunted in a run, helping Texas beat the sloppy Angels 7-4 Saturday and reach the final day with a chance to make the playoffs.
Ron Washington says he never deliberately looks at the league scoreboard in left field — but tonight, he couldn’t help but notice. There was finally good news.
The starting time of Saturday’s home game against the Los Angeles Angels has been moved up to 11:05 a.m. Central, which would be the earliest start ever at Rangers Ballpark.
Jurickson Profar homered in the ninth inning, and the Rangers beat the Angels with a walk-off homer for the fourth straight time at home in a 6-5 victory on Thursday night.
The Rangers needed a reason to feel good about themselves before starting a pivotal six-game homestand that includes a key series against the AL West rival Athletics.
Mark Trumbo hit a three-run homer and Wilson pitched into the seventh inning of the Angels’ 6-5 victory Friday night, knocking the Rangers out of first place in the AL West.
C.J. Wilson had an embarrassing moment last night, tripping on his way to the mound at Tropicana Field. Watch the video here.