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Chris Iannetta doubled in Brennan Boesch in the top of the ninth to lead the Angels to a 4-3 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday.

It was an unusual way to get to Koji Uehara, who is typically unbeatable unless he surrenders a homer. Tonight, after entering a tie game, he lost on back-to-back doubles with two outs. Iannetta finished with two doubles in the game. He has just five homers this year, but with his average up -- his .270 mark is about 35 points better than his career average -- he's been a very solid regular once again.
Aug 19 - 11:34 PM

The struggling Josh Hamilton went 0-for-3 with a HBP in his return to the Angels' lineup on Tuesday.

Hamilton hit the ball hard in one of his three at-bats and didn't strike out in any of the others, so perhaps that'd qualify as progress. He was held out of the previous two games to give him a break mentally.
Aug 19 - 11:29 PM

Josh Hamilton is back in the Angels' starting lineup Tuesday against the Red Sox.

The struggling Hamilton has missed back-to-back starts in order to get a mental break and work on his approach. He'll hit cleanup in his return to action.
Aug 19 - 3:27 PM

Kole Calhoun reached base in all four plate appearances on Monday as the Angels defeated the Red Sox 4-2.

Calhoun has been red-hot lately. Monday's performance marked his seventh multi-hit game in his last nine games, in which he's batting .415 (17-for-41). Calhoun has been a godsend at the top of the lineup for the Angels, as he's slashing .295/.351/.490 with 13 home runs and 40 RBI on the season.
Aug 18 - 11:06 PM

Kevin Jepsen escaped ninth-inning trouble to pick up his first save of the season in Monday's win against the Red Sox.

Closer Huston Street had pitched on three consecutive days, so manager Mike Scioscia called on Jepsen to get the job done. He allowed lead-off singles, putting runners on first and third. Yoenis Cespedes knocked in a run with a ground out, the second out of the inning, and Jepsen was able to get Mike Napoli to fly out to end the game. Save opportunities should continue to be few and far between for Jepsen going forward.
Aug 18 - 11:03 PM

C.J. Wilson was unable to make it through the sixth inning, but picked up his 10th win as the Angels topped the Red Sox on Monday.

Wilson's line was all about the fives: 5 1/3 innings, five hits, five walks, five strikeouts. He only allowed one run, however, which came in the fourth on a Brock Holt single. The left-hander has shown improvement as the month of August has progressed, but his overall stats aren't very good. He has a 4.59 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP, and a 121/61 K/BB ratio. Wilson will take on the Athletics in Oakland on Saturday.
Aug 18 - 10:54 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that Grant Green (back) returning before the end of the week is "probably a long shot."

Green ran the bases recently at extended spring training and is nearing a rehab assignment. However, it sounds like he won't be activated until at least next week. The 26-year-old has been out since July 23 with a lumbar sprain.
Aug 18 - 9:10 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that Joe Thatcher (ankle) is "still a ways away."

The lefty had been hoping to be activated for the start of this weekend's big series against the A's, but Scioscia said "that may be a little too aggressive." Thatcher has yet to throw off a mound since landing on the DL and it's sounding like the Halos might hold him back until rosters expand.
Aug 18 - 9:08 PM

Angels prospect LHP Sean Newcomb allowed four runs on five hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings on Sunday for Low-A Burlington.

He struck out one batter in the outing. The No. 15 overall pick in this year’s draft, Newcomb had given up just two runs in 6 1/3 innings over his first three starts, but was knocked around Sunday against Quad Cities. The big blow came in the third inning, when he allowed a two-run home run to fellow 2014 draftee J.D. Davis. Overall, the 21-year-old has allowed six earned runs on 10 hits over his first nine innings (four starts) as a professional.
Aug 18 - 6:03 PM

Josh Hamilton is expected to return to the starting lineup Tuesday.

The struggling Hamilton is out of the lineup for the second straight day Monday. Angels manager Mike Scioscia plans to have him go through an extensive session with hitting coach Don Baylor and assistant hitting coach Dave Hansen prior to Tuesday's game.
Aug 18 - 5:23 PM

Josh Hamilton said that Angels manager Mike Scioscia decided to hold him out of the lineup Monday.

Hamilton asked for the day off on Sunday, but Scioscia apparently believes that some extra time off would do him (and the Angels) some good. It's hard to argue given what he's done at the plate recently.
Aug 18 - 4:58 PM

Josh Hamilton is out of the Angels' starting lineup for a second straight day Monday.

Hamilton requested a day off Sunday and will sit again Monday. It's not clear if he's dealing with a physical issue. The struggling outfielder is batting just .221 with three homers and a .636 OPS over his last 35 games.
Aug 18 - 4:12 PM

Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that Josh Hamilton requested a day off from the Angels lineup on Sunday.

It appeared to be just a normal day of rest for the struggling outfielder, but Hamilton asked for the breather as he thought he was thinking too much about his current slump and needed to take a step back. He should return to the lineup on Monday in Boston.
Aug 17 - 7:35 PM

Hector Santiago got a no-decision, allowing one run over six innings as the Angels lost 3-2 in walk-off fashion to the Rangers on Sunday.

Santiago pitched well, giving up the lone run on Rougned Odor's RBI single in the fifth. He was in line for the win until Huston Street blew the save in the ninth. Santiago limited the Rangers to four hits and a walk while striking out five. The lefty hasn't been much of an innings-eater, but has otherwise had a strong season, sporting a 3.46 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and an 83/37 K/BB ratio. He will take the hill on Friday in Oakland against the Athletics next.
Aug 17 - 6:06 PM

Huston Street blew his first save as a member of the Angels, allowing four consecutive singles without recording an out in a walk-off loss to the Rangers on Sunday.

Street had been lights-out not just since joining the Angels, but all season including his time with the Padres. But the Rangers strung together four singles in a row to score two runs. Mike Carp knocked in the tying run, and Adam Rosales drove in the winning run. On the season, Street is 33-for-35 in save chances with a 1.20 ERA and a 44/10 K/BB ratio.
Aug 17 - 6:01 PM


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