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Angels fall to Rangers, slip from playoff position

By JP Hoornstra|

Angels’ JC Ramirez placed on DL with elbow injury, no timetable for return

ANAHEIM >> When the week began, only 20 men had thrown more innings this season than Angels pitcher JC Ramirez. The score included veterans, All-Stars and a few “innings eaters.” Most were among the game’s most established s...

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    Angels’ Andrew Heaney will return Friday in Baltimore

    WASHINGTON — Andrew Heaney doesn’t look at his return in quite the same way as the rest of the Angels. Considered by some in the clubhouse to be an addition who could propel the recently surging Angels into the playoffs, Heaney has more modest goals. “The way they’ve been playing,” he said, “I just want to not mess it up.” Heaney will get his first chance to “not mess it up” on Friday, when he will start against...

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    Howie Kendrick’s 2 HRs snap Angels’ win streak

    WASHINGTON — The Angels’ six-game winning streak couldn’t withstand one of the National League’s most underrated pitchers and a former Angel enjoying a big week. The Angels lost, 3-1, to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night, collecting just two hits against Gio Gonzalez and giving up two homers to Howie Kendrick. Gonzalez, who lowered his ERA to 2.49, did not allow a hit until the sixth, when the Angels had their only serious threat. Down...

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    Andrew Heaney almost ready to rejoin Angels rotation

    WASHINGTON >> Andrew Heaney is just one small step away from his long-anticipated return to the Angels’ rotation. Heaney, who hasn’t pitched in the majors since April 2016 and had Tommy John surgery last July, rejoined the club on Tuesday and threw a bullpen session. If he comes through that with no issues, the Angels will insert him back into the rotation, most likely starting on Friday or Saturday in Baltimore. “He’s had just a seamless...

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    Angels at Nationals: Wednesday pitchers, game time, TV channel

    ANGELS at NATIONALS When: Today, 10 a.m. Where: Nationals Park TV: Fox Sports West THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP RICKY NOLASCO (5-12, 5.24) vs. Nationals: 11-7, 3.65 At Nationals Park: 4-2, 2.44 Hates to face: None Loves to face: Adam Lind, 2 for 13 (.154) NATIONALS RHP TANNER ROARK (9-7, 4.74) vs. Angels: 0-0, 0.00 At Nationals Park: 24-18, 3.29 Hates to face: None Loves to...

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    Getting a chance again, C.J. Cron looks to show Angels he deserves to play every day

    WASHINGTON >> C.J. Cron is 27 years old and has stepped into a major league batter’s box 1,310 times over parts of four seasons. Yet, his story still seems to be a mystery. Is there something else there? Is there another player just waiting to be revealed, if he could get 500 at-bats in a season? So far Cron’s career with the Angels has been one of hot streaks, cold streaks, injuries and competition for at-bats. Currently in the midst of one of...

    Jeff Fletcher
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    Whicker: Angels’ season was over, but they kept playing

    The season did not end Monday morning. The Angels are not the American League’s second wild-card team, at least not yet. Occupancy is not the law. One-fourth of the schedule lies before them. “All I know is that the standings are pretty crowded,” said Billy Eppler, the Angels’ general manager. “We’ve got our heads down. All we want to do is win the game we’re playing.” But somehow the games are worth playing and the...

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    Claire, Carew team with City of Hope to fight cancer

    GLENDALE >> So many baseball men in khakis and collared shirts strolled the grounds of Oakmont Country Club on Monday, you would be tempted to think this is what they do in retirement: golf. You would only be half right. There was Eddie Murray, the Hall of Fame first baseman. There was Charlie Hough and Orel Hershiser and Shawn Green. On this day, all of them were volunteers for City of Hope, a cancer treatment center in Duarte. Last year, City of Hope became a...

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    Angels win sixth in a row

    SEATTLE >> As Keynan Middleton stood on the mound at Safeco Field on Sunday, with 44 games worth of major league experience and about 43,199 reasons to feel the heat, he was able to stay calm and perform. “I have a job to do,” Middleton explained later. “I’m not really worried about it. I’m doing whatever I can to get outs.” He got the three he needed, preserving the Angels’ 4-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners, running...

    Jeff Fletcher
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    Freeway Series? We can dream, right?

    LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers kept their streak going, making it 9 1/2 weeks since they’ve lost a series. The Angels kept their streak going, making it six consecutive victories and 12 wins in their past 16 games. So, today, let me be the first to utter those two magic words… Freeway Series!!! All right, so maybe the Angels are a reach to make the 2017 World Series while the Dodgers still look like a cinch. But, with seven weeks of regular...

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    No rest for Martin Maldonado behind the plate

    SEATTLE >> Martin Maldonado caught his 100th game of the season on Saturday night, most in the major leagues and an ongoing career high. And on Sunday, a day game after a night game, he was in the Angels lineup again, for No. 101. While Manager Mike Scioscia, a former catcher, is sensitive to protecting his catchers from an excessive workload, he seems comfortable that Maldonado can handle it. “He’s still locked in to every pitch behind the plate,...

    Jeff Fletcher
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