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Angels blow out White Sox to remain barely alive in postseason chase

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Carlos Perez looks to reclaim spot in majors

CHICAGO >> Remember Carlos Perez? In 2015, Perez hit a homer in his big league debut and ended up taking Chris Iannetta’s job as the everyday catcher, earning the opening day nod in 2016. At the time, he looked like he might b...

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    Once again, Angels can’t find a way to beat sizzling Indians

    ANAHEIM — This time of year, with the games meaning this much, the Angels couldn’t simply shrug their shoulders and accept that they ran into a historically hot team. After the Cleveland Indians beat the Angels, 4-1, on Thursday, completing a three-game sweep and winning for the 27th time in 28 games, the Angels were still shaking their heads, thinking they could have won. “We made mistakes,” Parker Bridwell said. “They...

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    Andrew Heaney feeling good about progress, but time running short

    ANAHEIM — Andrew Heaney played catch again on Thursday, as he tries to work back from a shoulder impingement to return to the Angels’ rotation. “I’m feeling better,” Heaney said. “More and more (optimistic) the more I throw.” Heaney said it’s a “day to day” question about him throwing off a mound, which he’ll have to do before he can pitch in a game. This late in the season, and having...

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    Angels at Astros: Friday game time, TV channel, starting pitchers

    ANGELS at ASTROS When: 5 p.m. TV: Fox Sports West Where: Minute Maid Park THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP GARRETT RICHARDS (0-2, 2.00) vs. Astros: 5-4, 3.58 At Minute Maid Park: 3-2, 2.73 Hates to face: Josh Reddick, 8 for 23 (.348) Loves to face: Marwin Gonzalez, 2 for 18 (.111) ASTROS RHP JUSTIN VERLANDER (13-8, 3.50) vs. Angels: 7-8, 3.55 At Minute Maid Park: 3-0, 3.27 Hates to face:...

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    Indians spoil Angels’ shot at gaining ground again

    ANAHEIM >> If the Angels can right their ship enough to reach the wild-card game, and they can manage to win that game, there’s a good chance their reward will be more of the Cleveland Indians. Perhaps then they’ll be able to beat them. The Angels 6-5 loss to the Indians on Wednesday night was their 10th in a row against Cleveland, as they came up short in this one despite repeatedly battling back from deficits. The latest loss marked the second night in...

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    Ben Revere getting comfortable coming off Angels bench

    ANAHEIM >> Last season Ben Revere learned how to not play. A starter throughout his big league career, when Revere got hurt and lost his job last year with the Washington Nationals in 2016, the other veteran bench players helped him learn how to adjust to his new role. Now, the Angels are reaping the rewards, as Revere has proven to be a valuable pinch-hitter. His pinch hit on Tuesday night was his third in his last six attempts, lifting his average to .292 in 24 at-bats...

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    Indians at Angels (Thursday): Salazar vs. Bridwell, TV, time & more

    INDIANS at ANGELS When: Thursday, 1 p.m. Where: Angel Stadium TV: Fox Sports West THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP PARKER BRIDWELL (8-2, 3.71) vs. Indians: First game At Angel Stadium: 4-2, 4.11 Hates to face: First game Loves to face: First game INDIANS RHP DANNY SALAZAR (5-6, 4.52) vs. Angels: 1-1, 3.74 At Angel Stadium: 1-0, 1.59 Hates to face: Kole Calhoun, 3 for 9 (.333), 2...

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    Angels lose to Indians, fail to gain ground

    ANAHEIM >> As the Angels try to claw into the playoffs for the first time since 2014, they were bitten by a remnant of that last postseason team. Trying to add depth to the bullpen for the playoff run three years ago, the Angels made a minor trade to get Vinnie Pestano from the Cleveland Indians. The unheralded minor leaguer pitcher the Angels sent to the Indians, Mike Clevinger, put a dent in their 2017 playoffs hopes as they fell to Cleveland 6-3 on Tuesday...

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    Andrelton Simmons plays against one of his favorites: Francisco Lindor

    ANAHEIM >> This week’s series at Angel Stadium gives Andrelton Simmons a chance to see one of the shortstops he most admires. “He’s the type of shortstop that I would create,” Simmons said of the Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor. “He does everything well. He hits from both sides. He does everything you could ask.” Lindor is also the shortstop who won the American League Gold Glove last year, over Simmons. Simmons had won...

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    Indians at Angels (Wednesday): Tomlin vs. Nolasco, TV, time & more

    INDIANS at ANGELS When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. TV: Fox Sports West Where: Angel Stadium THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP RICKY NOLASCO (6-14, 5.11) Vs. Indians: 0-3, 5.32 At Angel Stadium: 7-10, 4.49 Hates to face: Yan Gomes, 4 for 12 (.333), 3 HRs Loves to face: Lonnie Chisenhall, 0 for 8 (.000) INDIANS RHP JOSH TOMLIN (9-9, 5.04) Vs. Angels: 2-2, 4.09 At Angel Stadium: 0-0, 4.50 Hates to...

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    Uber-talented Justin Upton brings bulk to Angels’ lineup

    ANAHEIM >> When Eric Byrnes was with the Arizona Diamondbacks, hitting a ball over the batter’s eye at the club’s spring training home in Tucson, Ariz., was no trivial feat. Maybe a few times a spring, someone would connect well enough to launch one that far. In 2007, though, a 19-year-old kid suddenly make it look easy. This was Justin Upton’s introduction to the big leagues. “He was flicking balls over it at will,” Byrnes recalled.

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