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Albert Pujols hits home run No. 610, passes Sammy Sosa in Angels win

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Kaleb Cowart awakes from offensive slumber with home run

ANAHEIM >> The Angels have recalled Kaleb Cowart from Triple-A three times in the last three years, only to watch him hit a wall in the batter’s box each time. As a rookie in 2015, Cowart collected eight hits in 13 games in August, ...

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    Albert Pujols’ home run ties him with Sammy Sosa

    BALTIMORE >> Hours after Albert Pujols made history with his 609th homer, he couldn’t enjoy it as much as he’d like because of Manny Machado’s 131st. Pujols’ first-inning homer on Friday night moved him into a tie with Sammy Sosa for eighth place on the all-time homer list. Pujols and Sosa, both born in the Dominican Republic, are now tied for the most homers ever hit by a player born outside of the United States. But when Pujols had the chance...

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    Andrew Heaney is ready to return after a grueling 413 days

    BALTIMORE >> Even before Andrew Heaney underwent Tommy John surgery last year, he had an idea when he wanted to return to the majors. August 15, 2017. Mid-August would be 13 1/2 months after his July 1, 2016, surgery, so that’s the date he kept circled in his head, and that he shared privately with Angels teammates and trainers. As Heaney prepares to return to a big league mound Friday against the Baltimore Orioles, just three days behind his goal, what is even...

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    Angels at Orioles: Heaney vs. Hellickson, time, TV and more

    ANGELS at ORIOLES When: Today, 4 p.m. Where: Camden Yards TV: Fox Sports West THE PITCHERS ANGELS LHP ANDREW HEANEY (1-2, 2.60 in minors) vs. Orioles: 0-0, 6.35 At Camden Yards: First game Hates to face: None Loves to face: Adam Lind, 2 for 13 (.154) ORIOLES RHP JEREMY HELLICKSON (7-7, 4.70) vs. Angels: 3-4, 3.02 At Camden Yards: 4-2, 4.36 Hates to face: Mike Trout, 3 for 8...

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    Former Angels ace Jered Weaver retires

    Jered Weaver made an impression on Tyler Skaggs at both ends of his career, first with his stuff and then with his courage. Skaggs, a Southern California native who was a kid when he first watched Weaver pitch, said in the wake of Weaver’s retirement Wednesday how much he appreciated watching him try to grind through in what proved to be the final seasons of his career. “The past few years hasn’t been what he wants but he still took he ball every fifth day...

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    Calhoun, Valbuena, Nolasco lead Angels past Nationals

    WASHINGTON — The Angels’ 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday afternoon was one of those games that managers like to file away. It was a game built on a dozen players each having one or two shining moments, without any one of which the Angels could have easily lost. “It takes everybody,” said Ricky Nolasco, who gave up two runs in 5 2/3 innings. “It’s takes 25 guys right now to do what we’ve got to do, to grind...

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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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    5 things to know as Long Beach State/Angels great Jered Weaver waves good-bye

    Longtime Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jered Weaver, known for his laid-back surfer-dude manner and wicked ability to surprise hitters with precise pitch placement, announced his retirement from pro baseball Tuesday after 11 years with the Halos and one last tour with the San Diego Padres. An acclaimed Long Beach State Dirtbag who’s still a regular visitor and donor to the program, Weaver was among the Angels’ most popular players since he elbowed his way into the starting...

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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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