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Detroit Tigers Pitcher Contracted Zika

Francisco Rodriguez said he didn't feel like himself for 2 whole months

(Newser) - When he's not pitching for the Detroit Tigers, Francisco Rodriguez heads home for some R&R in his native Venezuela. But the 34-year-old came back from the last offseason with more than just memories: He contracted the Zika virus , and it wasn't pleasant, ESPN reports. For two entire... More »

Cops: Mets Star K-Rod Assaulted Girlfriend's Dad

He's charged with assault for clubhouse incident

(Newser) - New York Mets star closer Francisco Rodriguez has been charged with assault after allegedly punching out his girlfriend's dad in, of all places, the "family room" of the team's clubhouse. Sources tell the New York Post that K-Rod (named for his strikeout prowess) roughed up 53-year-old Carlos Pena—after... More »

K-Rod Goes to Mets; Indians Woo Kerry Wood

(Newser) - Francisco Rodriguez became the first top-tier free agent to reach an agreement when he decided to join the New York Mets, while longtime Cub Kerry Wood appeared to be on the verge of striking a deal with the Cleveland Indians. Coming off a record 62 saves for the Los Angeles... More »

Angels Finally Avert Sweep, Stay Alive in 12

(Newser) - Francisco Rodriguez's biggest save of a record-breaking season came in a tie game. Rodriguez wriggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the 10th inning, Mike Napoli hit two early homers before scoring the go-ahead run in the 12th and the Los Angeles Angels avoided another playoff sweep by beating the... More »

Lefty Saunders Leads Angels Over Dodgers

Guerrero adds two RBI without a single hit in battle of SoCal

(Newser) - Joe Saunders bounced back from his lone loss of the year and Vladimir Guerrero drove in two runs without a hit to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 Friday night. Saunders (7-1) held the Dodgers to two runs in 7 1-3 innings, giving up five... More »

Thome's RBI Single Helps White Sox Top Angels 4-3

K-Rod records his first loss of the season

(Newser) - Jim Thome hit a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning, A.J. Pierzynski's RBI double capped a three-run second against Jon Garland, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 last night. Pierzynski led off the ninth with his third hit, a double against Angels closer... More »

Angels' Saunders Remains Undefeated

(Newser) - Gary Matthews Jr. and Torii Hunter homered in the first inning and Los Angeles beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 yesterday despite a poor outing by still-unbeaten Joe Saunders. Saunders (6-0) threw 85 pitches over five innings in the shortest of his seven starts. The left-hander allowed four runs and a... More »

Garland Pitches Angels to Win

Right-hander retires 18 of the last 19 and Matthews drives home pair

(Newser) - Jon Garland pitched three-hit ball for eight innings, Gary Matthews Jr. drove in two runs and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 today with slumping slugger Vladimir Guerrero on the bench. Only four Orioles reached base against Garland (4-3), who retired 18 of his last 19 batters.... More »

Guthrie Ends Long Drought as O's Beat Angels

Righty gets first win since July '07; Sherrill picks up 11th save

(Newser) - Jeremy Guthrie won for the first time in 16 starts, Nick Markakis and Melvin Mora each drove in two runs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels, 4-3 on Friday, to kick off a 10-game road trip. Guthrie (1-3) got his first win since beating the Yankees 4-2... More »

Guerrero Homers, Santana Stays Unbeaten For Angels

K-Rod gets his 10th save in 11 chances

(Newser) - Vladimir Guerrero homered to highlight a four-run fourth inning and the Los Angeles Angels held off Detroit, 4-3 on Friday night, ending the Tigers' four-game winning streak. Santana pitched 6 1-3 innings, allowing three runs and six hits. Justin Speier escaped jams in the seventh and eighth innings, and Francisco... More »

Santana Pitches Angels Past Rangers

LA breaks slump against Texas, which had won seven of eight

(Newser) - Ervin Santana rebounded from a three-run first to pitch seven strong innings, Mike Napoli homered and Los Angeles handed the Texas Rangers their fourth straight loss, 7-4 Monday night. Closer Francisco Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save in five chances for the Angels, who had lost seven... More »

Weaver Outduels Millwood to Beat Rangers

Angels right-hander throws seven shutout innings in win

(Newser) - Jered Weaver pitched seven scoreless innings, Torii Hunter and Howie Kendrick had run-scoring hits and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 last night. Weaver (1-1) allowed three hits, walked none and struck out six after losing at Minnesota in the first opening-day assignment of his career. Weaver... More »

Angels Clinch West, Join Playoffs Party

Lackey subdues Seattle as Los Angeles rolls 7-4

(Newser) - The Angels clinched the American League West in characteristic fashion—behind a quality start from ace John Lackey and a perfect ninth from Francisco Rodriguez. They are the third AL team to punch their playoffs ticket. Cleveland also won a berth in the Central and Boston nabbed at least a... More »

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