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Albert Pujols (hamstring) went 1-for-3 with an RBI on Tuesday versus the Mariners.

Pujols exited Monday's game early due to a cramp in his left hamstring incurred on a three-run double in the third inning. The veteran admitted after the game that he was suffering from dehydration. He made it through the entirety of this contest without issue.
Sep 17 - 1:29 AM

Cory Rasmus fired four shutout innings against the Mariners on Tuesday.

Rasmus only allowed one hit and no walks in the mini-gem, striking out four. Instead of doing the predictable thing and trading for a mediocre starter to fill Garrett Richards' old rotation spot, Angels manager Mike Scioscia decided to make the turn a bullpen day, always to be kicked off by Rasmus. This was Rasmus' fourth consecutive start, and he hasn't thrown more than 49 pitches in any of them (43 tonight). Rasmus (2.57 ERA) has a nice matchup on deck with the Rangers coming to town, but don't expect him to pitch long enough to have a shot at a win.
Sep 17 - 1:29 AM

Matt Shoemaker has been diagnosed with a "very mild" left oblique strain.

Shoemaker had to exit Monday's outing with the injury. The Angels are calling him day-to-day, with the right-hander saying he's "very optimistic" about being ready for the postseason. Still, he will miss at least one start, with one late-season tune-up before the playoffs probably representing the best-case scenario.
Sep 16 - 7:06 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is back in the Angels' lineup on Tuesday night against the Mariners.

Hamilton missed 10 games with a right shoulder injury. He will DH and bat sixth in his return.
Sep 16 - 5:40 PM

Albert Pujols (hamstring) is in the Angels' starting lineup on Tuesday versus the Mariners.

Pujols left Monday's game after feeling a cramp in his left hamstring following a three-run double in the bottom of the third inning. He got treatment on Monday night and again on Tuesday afternoon.
Sep 16 - 5:37 PM

Matt Shoemaker will undergo an MRI after leaving Monday's start with a "little" discomfort on the left side of his rib cage.

Shoemaker allowed one run over 7 2/3 innings against the Mariners before exiting. He said after the game that he's not overly concerned, but naturally the Angels aren't going to take any chances.
Sep 16 - 8:27 AM

Howie Kendrick went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Monday's 8-1 win over the Mariners.

Kendrick is 1-for-6 in his last two games after he went 22-for-44 (.500) with seven extra-base hits (two homers) and 14 RBI during a 10-game hitting streak. The 31-year-old second baseman is getting on base at a better-than-career-average clip, though his power has dropped off a bit. He's slashed .292/.346/.396 with seven homers and 71 RBI.
Sep 16 - 1:11 AM

Mike Trout went 1-for-2 with three walks and a run scored in Monday's win over the Mariners.

Trout is now 4-for-23 (.174) off the Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma. That's his worst batting average against any pitcher Trout has ever had 15 or more at-bats against. Fortunately, he's really, really good against everybody else. Trout is slashing .291/.381/.567 and is on pace for 37 homers, 116 RBI, 117 runs and 15 steals.
Sep 16 - 1:10 AM

Matt Shoemaker yielded only five hits and one run over 7 2/3 innings in an 8-1 victory over the Mariners on Monday.

Shoemaker allowed five hits, but he didn't walk anyone. He struck out five. Shoemaker is one of the hottest pitchers in the game right now; he's won seven straight decisions and came into the game with a 1.32 ERA across his last seven outings. Shoemaker improved to 16-4 with a 3.04 ERA. He's going to show up on plenty Rookie of the Year ballots. Shoemaker squares off against the Rangers on Saturday.
Sep 16 - 1:10 AM

Albert Pujols left Monday's game against the Mariners with a left hamstring cramp.

Pujols cleared the bases with a double in the third inning but grabbed his hamstring on the way into second base. The good news is that the Angels are calling it a cramp, so it sounds like a day-to-day situation.
Sep 15 - 11:15 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is hoping to be back in the Angels' lineup on Wednesday.

Hamilton had a successful round of batting practice on Monday and could be cleared for action if he gets through another round Tuesday. The 33-year-old hasn't played since September 4 due to a right shoulder issue. When he does return, he expects to hit lower than his customary cleanup spot.
Sep 15 - 6:40 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) took batting practice on Monday.

It's the first time he's done so since he was a late scratch from a game just over a week ago. Hamilton will miss his 10th straight contest Monday, but if he comes out of BP with no issues he could return to the lineup soon.
Sep 15 - 6:08 PM

Hector Santiago walked five and gave up three runs over two innings in a loss to the Astros.

Santiago also gave up five hits as he proved largely ineffective. One of those five hits was a three-run homer to Gregorio Petit for all three of the Astros' runs against him. The loss dropped him to 5-8 with a 3.55 ERA on the year. He'll look for a better outing Friday against the Rangers.
Sep 14 - 8:43 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) took swings off a tee and did some running Saturday.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Hamilton showed some improvement, but he added that the 33-year-old's timetable is still "open-ended." With an 11-game lead in the American League West, the Halos can afford to proceed cautiously with their cleanup hitter.
Sep 14 - 11:26 AM

Mike Trout went 3-for-3 with two solo homers and an intentional walk Saturday in the Angels' 5-2 defeat of the Astros.

Trout collected his 33rd and 34th homers and his 39th double. Really, if there was any question left, he might have just locked up AL MVP honors tonight. Trout leads the league with 107 runs scored and 107 RBI, he's moved into a tie for third in homers and he's third behind Jose Abreu and Victor Martinez in OPS, while obviously having greater defensive value than those two.
Sep 14 - 1:25 AM


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