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8/29/2014 | A's will not protest Thursday's loss to Angels

The A's have decided against protesting Thursday's 4-3, 10-inning loss to the Angels after determining an obstruction call against them in the ninth inning was a judgment call and not a misapplication of the rules.

8/29/2014 | A's look to bounce back behind Lester

The A's and Angels will continue their dogfight for first place in the American League West on Friday when Jon Lester and Jered Weaver square off in Anaheim.

8/29/2014 | A's drop protest after wild ninth

Kick-started by an obstruction call and ended by a Mike Trout fielder's choice, the ninth inning during the Angels' 4-3, 10-inning win over Oakland had everything but a winner. The A's played the rest of the game under protest, but announced on Friday they had dropped the protest.

8/29/2014 | Kendrick, Aybar still at the heart of Halos' success

Fixtures with the Angels since 2008 when they encamped in the middle of the infield and made it their own, Howie Kendrick and Erick Aybar have been a team within the team through thick and thin. In the wake of four lean seasons, they're back in the thick of things again.

8/29/2014 | Walk-off in 10th pads Angels' AL West lead

Howie Kendrick's 10th-inning walk-off sacrifice fly off Ryan Cook lifted the Angels to a 4-3 win over the A's on Thursday night, extending their lead in the American League West to two games.

8/28/2014 | No easy way for Angels to replace Richards

Garrett Richards' now-vacant rotation spot is a major issue for the Angels, on Saturday against the A's and in the month that will follow.

8/28/2014 | Trout hits 30-homer mark again, in 30 less games

Mike Trout blasted his 30th home run of the season on Wednesday night, tying his career high from 2012 and placing him in select company. The 23-year-old center fielder became just the fifth American League hitter to have two 30-home run seasons through their age-22 seasons, joining Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams, Jose Canseco and Alex Rodriguez.

8/28/2014 | Santiago sets tone as Trout, Halos finish Fish

Hector Santiago continued his recent hot streak and three Angels had multi-hit games in a 6-1 win over the Marlins on Wednesday night at Angel Stadium. The Angels (79-53) posted their 11th win in their last 14 games and remained one game ahead of Oakland in the American League West.

8/27/2014 | Top prospect Newcomb fans 10 in four scoreless

Top-ranked Angels prospect Sean Newcomb struck out a career-high 10 batters in four scoreless innings Wednesday. He combined with two relievers for a three-hit shutout as Class A Burlington defeated Wisconsin, 1-0.

8/27/2014 | Selig visits Angels, praises Trout as next star

Commissioner Bud Selig strolled through Angel Stadium on Wednesday, as part of a farewell tour that has him stopping at all 30 Major League ballparks to speak with members of the organization and address the local media.

8/27/2014 | Shoemaker's splitter giving hitters splitting headache

Fourteen-year-old Matt Shoemaker was struggling to find the right changeup. Shoemaker and his father had toyed around with different grips and ultimately landed on the one that has carried him through his first full season in the Majors -- his splitter.

8/27/2014 | Angels have few options left for Saturday's start

The Angels' search for a potential fifth starter took a hit on Tuesday night, when Chris Volstad was scratched from a start in Triple-A with a sore elbow. Volstad, one of the few options the Angels have for Saturday's start against the A's, is not expected to be ready to start this weekend, seemingly narrowing the options to Double-A starters Michael Roth and Drew Rucinski and Triple-A left-hander Randy Wolf.

8/27/2014 | Hamilton honored with Lou Gehrig Award

Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton was named the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award winner on Wednesday, becoming the first Angels player to win the honor.

8/27/2014 | A's-Halos series to shape how West is won

Down one game in the AL West, the A's visit Anaheim for a four-game set against the first-place Angels, and it'll be the last time the teams meet until the second-to-last series of the season, in Oakland. Sonny Gray and C.J. Wilson take the hill in the opener.

8/27/2014 | Shoemaker stellar in drubbing; Halos alone in first

Behind a five-run fourth inning and seven shutout innings from Matt Shoemaker, the Angels bounced back to beat the Marlins, 8-2, on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium.

8/26/2014 | Marlins ask Alvarez to step up again vs. Angels

When Jose Fernandez went down, Henderson Alvarez filled some big shoes. The 24-year-old Marlins righty has taken on a leadership role, and for the first time in his career, he's an All-Star and a 10-game winner. Alvarez picked up victory No. 10 at Colorado last week, and he looks to build on that number in Wednesday night's series finale with the Angels, who will try to reward Hector Santiago.

8/26/2014 | Halos designate LeBlanc, continue search for starter

The experiment continues for the Angels. One day after left-hander Wade LeBlanc lasted just 3 1/3 innings in a 7-1 loss to the Marlins, the organization designated him for assignment Tuesday, ending LeBlanc's brief stint as an Angels starter and ensuring that the club's search for a No. 5 starter continued.

8/26/2014 | Herrera back to help beleaguered Halos bullpen

The Angels added Yoslan Herrera to their bullpen on Tuesday, selecting his contract from Triple-A Salt Lake to take Wade LeBlanc's roster spot. Herrera owns a 2.52 ERA with 8.46 strikeouts per nine innings and five saves in the Minors this season. The 33-year-old right-hander from Cuba had a 4.50 ERA in six games for the Angels in April, not allowing a run in four of them.

8/26/2014 | Struggling Cowart among Angels prospects in AFL

Eight Angels prospects will participate in this year's Arizona Fall League as members of the Mesa Solar Sox. Right-handed pitchers Trevor Gott, Dan Reynolds and Mark Sappington, left-handed pitcher Nate Smith, infielders Kaleb Cowart and Eric Stamets, and outfielders Chad Hinshaw and Cal Towey will participate in the AFL.

8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season

The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.

8/26/2014 | Marlins hope Eovaldi can harness power vs. Halos

Nathan Eovaldi remains one of the hardest throwers in the game, repeatedly bringing his fastball in at 95 mph and over. What's plagued the right-hander lately has been inconsistent offspeed pitches. And he's been prone to the big inning. Eovaldi has struggled since the All-Star break, posting a 1-4 record with a 5.31 ERA in seven starts. The Angels, meanwhile will go with right-hander Matt Shoemaker, who no-hit the Red Sox for 6 2/3 innings last Thursday before Will Middlebrooks doubled.

8/26/2014 | LeBlanc can't stop Fish; Halos fall into tie for first

Wade LeBlanc was throwing strikes, coaxing ground balls, and most importantly, keeping the Marlins off the scoreboard. But then the strikes turned into balls, the ground balls into base hits, the bloopers into singles -- and they all turned into runs. Miami scored three runs in the third and four in the fourth to grab a commanding lead and cruise to a 7-1 victory over the Angels on Monday night at Angel Stadium.

8/26/2014 | Surprise hits make for inspiring stories

As baseball sprints toward the September stretch run, there are surprising -- some inspiring -- stories here, there and everywhere. Here's my surprise players of 2014.

8/25/2014 | Thatcher tests ankle, hopes to return for A's series

Sidelined Angels left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher threw off a mound for the first time Saturday as a "test" for his injured left ankle. Thatcher said Monday the ankle was "still bothering me a little bit," but added that he was still on schedule.

8/25/2014 | Scioscia thinks Rule 7.13 will be clarified by playoffs

Before baseball's most important games in the playoffs, Angels manager Mike Scioscia expects more clarity on one of the most controversial rules this season -- Rule 7.13.

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