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Angels get rolling early in 5-1 victory over Orioles

Mike Trout and Luis Valbuena each hit two home runs off Kevin Gausman, and the Angels beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Saturday night for their eighth win in 10 games.<p>Trout homered in the first and third innings, and Valbuena connected in the second and fourth to give Los Angeles a four-run …

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Trout, Valbuena each hit 2 HRs in win vs. O's

BALTIMORE -- Mike Trout and Luis Valbuena each homered twice as the Angels continued their recent power surge to blow past the Orioles with …

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Watch: Trout joins elite company with 25th HR of season

Anthony Gruppuso / USA TODAY Sports<p>The baseball world already knows just how good Mike Trout is, but on Saturday he continued to cement his legacy.<p>In …

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Cardinals and Pirates prepare to play unusual finale in first

Here are the rest of Saturday’s scores and highlights:<p><b>Cubs 4, Blue Jays 3:</b> The Blue Jays didn’t look any more comfortable at Wrigley Field on …

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MLB Saturday scores, highlights, updates, news: Dodgers ahead of '01 Mariners pace

Plus Wade Davis is still perfect and much more from Saturday around baseball<p>Saturday brings a full 15-game slate of MLB action as the postseason races really begin to heat up. The 2017 regular season ends in six weeks and one day. Should be fun. Here is everything you need to know about the day in …

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Mike Trout, Luis Valbuena each hit 2 HRs to lead Angels over Orioles

BALTIMORE — Mike Trout and Luis Valbuena are making up for lost time.<p>Trout and Valbuena, who each missed more than a month of the season with …

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Instant Replay: Phillies 12, Giants 9

BALTIMORE -- Mike Trout and Luis Valbuena each hit two home runs off Kevin Gausman, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on …

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Mike Trout is ruled out on a basestealing attempt after the Orioles challenge the play and the ruling on the field is overturned<p>©2017 MLB Advanced …

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The Angels could waste the opportunity of a lifetime

I wrote an article on Saturday that was my best attempt to capture the various storylines of this year’s AL MVP race. It wasn’t easy, mostly because …

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Angels Notes: Baltimore an almost-homecoming for Mike Trout

BALTIMORE — Whenever the Angels play at Camden Yards, it means a little more to Mike Trout.<p>Baltimore is the American League city closest to Trout’s …

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Epic Angels/Orioles slugfest ends in cruel fashion as Halos give up 3rd walk-off grand slam of 2017

There was a rain delay before tonight’s series opener in Baltimore, which was the first rain delay the Halos have experienced thus far in the 2017 …

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9 teams, 9 reasons to follow Wild race

AL field crowded, but has compelling factors for undecided fans<p>Don't have a dog in the American League Wild Card fight? That's too bad, because it's …

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Taking ownership: The best team $137M can buy (Yahoo Sports)

It’s not easy to build a squad when there's a finite amount you can spend, but Jeff Passan gave it a shot and kept it below the average opening day …

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If the Angels make the postseason and Mike Trout isn’t the MVP, I will internet-yell at the people responsible

At least, I’ll be mad at the people who previously withheld votes from Trout when the Angels were bad.<p>Before we get too deep into this, I’m aware of how good Jose Altuve is. He will probably win the MVP. He’ll probably deserve it. He leads American League hitters in WAR according to …

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Full deck: AL boasts stacked Wild Card race

You can probably tell it's August just by walking outside. But don't let the calendar fool you.<p>Major League Baseball's closing stretch has begun, …

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Giancarlo Stanton, Mike Trout Making a Run in MVP Races

With the season entering its final quarter, the MVP races in both leagues are wide open, and injuries both past and present could have a significant …

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Donaldson's surge will force Blue Jays to make big decision

Josh Donaldson is on fire. He is back. The calf injury slowed him down significantly early in the season, but he has turned it on big time, …

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Showalter on Machado: "You never take it for granted"

Manny Machado stood at home plate tonight and raised his bat, knowing his fly ball to center field with the bases loaded in the ninth inning would …

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Circle Change: The Best Failure in Baseball by Zach Crizer

Mike Trout is better than everyone at everything, even failure.

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Joey Votto is the best, and we can't ignore it any longer

Dan Hamilton / USA TODAY Sports<p>Why is it so hard for people to understand what Joey Votto is?<p>There are so many reasons to not bother watching this …

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Mike Trout spends day off at the Linc

Eagles-Bills: Follow along with stats and more with In-Game Live<p>{{ videoEntry.description }}<p>Up next: {{ …

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Opposite dugout: Resurgent Angels hold second AL wild card

<b>Manager:</b> Mike Scioscia (18th season)<b>Record:</b> 62-59<b>Last 10 games:</b> 7-3<b>Who to watch:</b> CF Mike Trout (.340/.466/.679 with 23 HR, 55 RBIs), DH Albert Pujols …

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Is MLB’s sneaky superstar a $132M bargain — and trade chip?

We have spent so long calling Joey Votto’s 10-year, $225 million extension with the Reds a team-wrecking disaster that we just may have missed one …

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Mike Trout and the Angels are on a roll and in contention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Trout glanced around the clubhouse like he didn't want to leave anyone out.<p>Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and first baseman C.J. Cron are hitting well. Parker Bridwell is pitching like an ace. Tyler Skaggs is finally healthy.<p>"There's a lot of guys stepping up," Trout said.<p>The …

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The Angels’ other star player

The Angels have been a mediocre-to-bad team during each of the first six full seasons of Mike Trout’s career. He has been the sole star, apart from …

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MLB Wednesday scores, highlights, news, updates: Judge crushes HR, sets K record

Plus the Angels stay clutch, the Mets make things interesting at third base and more from Wednesday<p>Wednesday affords the baseball enthusiast a full schedule of MLB action, including plenty of day games. So let's jump right in ...<p>Final scores<p>Los Angeles Angels 3, Washington Nationals 2 (box …

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LEADING OFF: Stanton powers into NY, Red Sox host Yankees

A look at what's happening all around the majors Friday:<p>BROADWAY BOUND<p>Giancarlo Stanton takes his home run show to the Big Apple when Miami visits the New York Mets. Stanton, who leads the majors with 44 homers, had gone deep in six straight games and 10 of 12 before San Francisco kept him in the …

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Will Derek Jeter be good for the Marlins? Chad Bettis, MLB power rankings and more

Will Derek Jeter be good for the Marlins? Plus, Joey Votto, Andrelton Simmons, Chad Bettis, MLB power rankings and more.<p>Earlier this year, we heard …

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Valbuena, Calhoun homer to lift Angels past Nationals 3-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Luis Valbuena and Kole Calhoun homered, Ricky Nolasco bounced back from a rocky first inning before exiting with an injury and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Wednesday to split their two-game series.<p>The Angels won for the seventh time in eight …

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The Incredible Mr. Trout

I'm sure that everyone on this site already believes that Trout can/should be MVP, but I wanted to put together a little something to show a few of …

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