Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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Angels Land Albert Pujols for $250M

Deal is for 10 years, $250 million

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Angels made two huge splashes today, snatching up two of the biggest free agents on the market: Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson. Pujols has agreed to a 10-year deal worth between $250 and $260 million, a source tells Yahoo! Sports . Depending on the exact number, it may... More »

Angels Fans Set Snuggie World Record

Take that, Cleveland!

(Newser) - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim fans set a world record last night for, we kid you not, “the largest gathering of people wearing fleece blankets.” Yes, Guinness actually keeps track of this—an adjudicator was on hand to certify the occasion. The Angels accomplished the oh-so-impressive feat by... More »

Phillies Get Halladay; Lackey, BoSox Near Deal

Philly may also ship Lee to Seattle; Angels sign Matsui

(Newser) - Baseball’s hot stove was boiling mightily today, with the Philadelphia Phillies making the biggest news, reaching a deal to land Toronto right-hander Roy Halladay. That move could be part of a three-team trade, Jayson Stark hears, with Philadelphia sending left-hander Cliff Lee to Seattle. Toronto and Seattle would receive... More »

Yanks Charge Into World Series

Pettitte sparks Game 6 victory; Phillies up next

(Newser) - The New York Yankees won their first pennant in 6 years tonight, beating the visiting Los Angeles Angels, 5-2, in Game 6 of the ALCS behind the savvy pitching of Andy Pettitte. New York hosts defending champion Philadelphia in the World Series opener Wednesday night. Cliff Lee is expected to... More »

Angels Hold Off Yankees, Extend Series

Los Angeles scores seesaw 7-6 victory to avoid elimination

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Angels stayed alive in the American League Championship Series with a nail-biting 7-6 victory over the New York Yankees tonight. The Angels lost a big lead before pulling back ahead in the seventh inning, then saw the Yankees load the bases with two out in the ninth... More »

Phillies Oust Dodgers, Head Back to Series

Homers key 10-4 victory as Philadelphia wins NLCS in 5

(Newser) - Jayson Werth hit two of Philadelphia’s four home runs as the host Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-4 tonight to advance to their second consecutive World Series. The defending champions won the series 4-1, and now await the American League participant—with odds favoring the New York Yankees,... More »

Yankees Club Angels, Lead Series 3-1

A-Rod homers again as New York wins 10-1, pulls within win of Series berth

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez hit his third home run of the series and Melky Cabrera drove in four runs as the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels, 10-1, tonight, to move within one victory of a berth in the World Series. CC Sabathia allowed the single run on five hits... More »

Angels Win in 11, Trim Yankees' Lead

Mathis' RBI double delivers 5-4 victory; New York now up 2-1

(Newser) - Jeff Mathis hit a two-out double in the 11th inning to drive home the winning run, and the Los Angeles Angels survived a second consecutive thriller for a 5-4 victory over the Yankees today, trimming New York's lead in the American League championship series to 2-1. Howie Kendrick homered, tripled... More »

A-Rod, Yanks Top Angels in 13th

Slugger comes through with clutch homer in chilly Game 2

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez is putting all those playoff failures behind him, and the LA Angels are turning the AL championship series into a defensive debacle. Coming through under pressure once again, Rodriguez hit a tying homer in the 11th inning and the New York Yankees edged Los Angeles 4-3 last night... More »

Yankees Top Sloppy Angels 4-1

(Newser) - On a blustery night more suited to bobsleds than baseballs, CC Sabathia pitched eight superb innings of four-hit ball to win his second straight postseason start, and the New York Yankees took advantage of a rare sloppy game by the Angels to win the AL championship series opener 4-1. More »

Phillies Advance to NLCS After Stunning Rally

Philadelphia scores 3 in ninth to beat Colorado 5-4, earn meeting with Dodgers

(Newser) - The Philadelphia Phillies rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth inning then held on to beat the host Colorado Rockies, 5-4, tonight and advance to the National League Championship Series opposite the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ryan Howard drove in the tying runs with a double off Rockies... More »

Yankees, Angels Wrap Up Series Sweeps

With Dodgers in NLCS, only Philly-Colorado remains up in the air

(Newser) - The Yankees wrapped up a sweep of the Twins tonight in Minneapolis, getting homers from Jorge Posada and suddenly clutch Alex Rodriguez in a 6-1 win. They advance to face the Angels, who mounted an unlikely ninth-inning comeback this afternoon, scoring off Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon three times and... More »

Driver Pleads Not Guilty in Crash That Killed LA Pitcher

(Newser) - The man accused in the April car crash that killed Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, 22, and two others pleaded not guilty today to three counts of murder, the Orange County Register reports. Police say Andrew Thomas Gallo’s blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit at the... More »

$1.5B Yanks MLB's Most Valuable Team

Marlins come bottom in latest ranking of baseball's MVTs

(Newser) - The New York Yankees' $1.5 billion valuation lands them solidly in the top spot in the Forbes ranking of baseball's most valuable teams. The crosstown Mets came second, trailing by almost $600 million. The Yanks, however, were one of only two teams to lose money last season, dropping $3.... More »

Angels Deny Pitcher's Death Fueled Rage vs. Sox

Emotions had nothing to do with pitcher's tragic death: Angels

(Newser) - The emotionally raw Los Angeles Angels had four ejections in a stormy 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox yesterday, but refused to blame Nick Adenhart's fatal car wreck last week for their hair-trigger tempers, the Orange County Register reports. A beanball from Josh Beckett is what set them off,... More »

Angels Pay Tribute to Pitcher; Driver Charged in Death

Angels fans mourn Aberhart as grief-stricken team beats Boston

(Newser) - "Everyone has a heavy heart," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said before the game last night, in which the team paid tribute to pitcher Nick Adenhart, who died in a crash early Thursday, with a moment of silence. The driver accused of killing Adenhart and two others was charged... More »

Suspect in LA Pitcher's Death Will Face Murder Charges

Angels will honor Adenhart with patch

(Newser) - The drunk driver who killed a Los Angeles Angels pitcher and two others in a crash early yesterday will face murder charges, authorities told the Orange County Register today. Andrew Thomas Gallo, 22, was arrested yesterday on manslaughter, hit-and-run, and drunken-driving charges. He will be arraigned Monday in the death... More »

Cops: Driver Who Killed Angels Rookie Was Drunk

(Newser) - The 22-year-old driver who killed a promising major league pitcher of the same age was drunk at the time, police say. The California man has been charged with felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter, the Los Angeles Times reports. He had a prior DUI conviction and a suspended license. His minivan... More »

Rookie Angels Pitcher Dead in Car Crash

(Newser) - Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a car crash early this morning, the Los Angeles Times reports. Hours after the 22-year-old rookie delivered six shutout innings against Oakland, his car was sideswiped by a minivan running a red light. Two others in Adenhart’s vehicle were dead at the... More »

Red Sox Send Angels Packing

(Newser) - When it turns to October, no one dominates like Boston. Jason Bay slid headfirst into home plate to score on Jed Lowrie's two-out single in the ninth inning tonight as the defending World Series champs beat Los Angeles, 3-2, in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series. The Sox advance... More »

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