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Uber-talented Justin Upton brings bulk to Angels’ lineup

By Jeff Fletcher|

Cleveland Indians juggernaut rolls into Anaheim after historic streak

In July, a reporter asked Angels manager Mike Scioscia to comment on the success of the Dodgers, who were in the midst of winning 14 of 15 games. Scioscia obliged the question, but quickly noted that he and his players were focused on their own fate.

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    Will Martin Maldonado unseat Salvador Perez for Gold Glove?

    ANAHEIM >> Martin Maldonado is trying to give Salvador Perez a run for his money. As the Angels try to make the playoffs in the final three weeks, they also have individuals polishing their resumes for individual awards. Maldonado appears to be a strong candidate to win the American League Gold Glove at catcher, unseating the Kansas City Royals’ Perez, who has won it four years in a row. “In my mind, he’s Gold Glove-caliber,” Manager Mike...

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    Astros at Angels (Thursday): Peacock vs. Nolasco, TV, time & more

    ASTROS at ANGELS When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Angel Stadium TV: Fox Sports West THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP RICKY NOLASCO (6-13, 5.19) vs. Astros: 7-2, 3.82 At Angel Stadium: 7-9, 4.56 Hates to face: Cameron Maybin, 8 for 13 (.615) Loves to face: Josh Reddick, 2 for 14 (.143) ASTROS RHP BRAD PEACOCK (10-2, 3.05) vs. Angels: 3-2, 4.64 At Angel Stadium: 1-1, 3.93 Hates to face:...

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    Alexander: Astros play a role in hurricane recovery

    ANAHEIM >> The ordeal began when the Houston Astros were last here, winning two of three from the Angels in late August even as newscasts and social media feeds were relaying news of a hurricane watch, and then hurricane devastation, at home. “The games,” Jake Marisnick said Tuesday night, “were kind of an afterthought to everything going on.” It is more than 2 1/2 weeks later. The Astros entered Wednesday with a magic number of five in their...

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    Justin Verlander dominates Angels, spoiling Garrett Richards’ return

    ANAHEIM >> A pair of headphones engulfed Justin Verlander’s ears Tuesday afternoon. A giant computer monitor, maybe a foot in front his face, commanded his attention. Glance up a couple inches and Verlander could watch the Detroit Tigers play the Cleveland Indians on a television inside the Astros’ clubhouse, but with his first pitch a few hours away, his gaze stayed true. His uniform may have changed, but Verlander’s game face has not. Making his...

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    Brandon Phillips returns home with Angels for first time

    ANAHEIM >> His team had just come off a 10-day trip, his body off a two-week baseball bender. Brandon Phillips was home Tuesday afternoon, finally, mercifully, cozily home, just long enough to realize it was time to head out again. “The house is breathtaking,” the Angels’ new second baseman said. “It’s beautiful. You’re just sitting there hearing the ocean. You can walk out the backdoor onto the beach. It’s like I...

    By Jeff Miller jmiller@scng.com @jeffmillerOCR on Twitter|

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    Embedded in Houston, Cameron Maybin returns to Anaheim

    ANAHEIM >> On Aug. 30, the National Hurricane Center issued a warning for catastrophic and life-threatening flooding in Southeastern Texas. The next day, Angels outfielder Cameron Maybin was claimed off waivers by the Houston Astros. The 30-year-old outfielder changed teams at a delicate time for his new city. Much of Houston was underwater as a result of Hurricane Harvey, but the weight of the moment did not sink Maybin. Actually, it fed him. “Part of my motto is...

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    Astros at Angels (Wednesday): McCullers vs. Skaggs, TV, time & more

    ASTROS at ANGELS When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. Where: Angel Stadium TV: Fox Sports West THE PITCHERS ANGELS LHP TYLER SKAGGS (1-5, 4.86) vs. Astros: 2-2, 3.38 ERA At Angel Stadium: 2-6, 5.09 ERA Hates to face: Jake Marisnick, 3 for 3, double, HR Loves to face: Cameron Maybin, 0 for 7 ASTROS RHP LANCE MCCULLERS (7-3, 3.97) vs. Angels: 3-1, 1.55 At Angel Stadium: 0-0, 1.50 Hates to...

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    Meyer to miss 2018 season; Andrew Heaney is day to day

    While Andrew Heaney’s MRI on Monday gave hope that he can pitch again this year, the club has now lost another starter for next year. Alex Meyer, who was already ruled out for the rest of this season, will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder, with an expected rehab time of 12 months. Meyer, the club and doctors finally determined the course of action on Monday, after exhausting other attempts to rehab. Heaney’s MRI showed “no acute...

    Jeff Fletcher
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    Justin Upton delivers big blow in Angels victory over Mariners

    SEATTLE >> Justin Upton used his bat to quiet the voices that been haunting him. Not voices in his head. Actual voices. Upton’s two-run double in the eighth-inning snapped a tie in the Angels’ 5-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, the happy ending to a day that earlier included Upton allowing a key fly ball to drop because he heard “someone” call for it. For as much as the Mariners and the Safeco Field crowd enjoyed parlaying the...

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    Ailing Andrew Heaney of the Angels will have MRI Monday

    SEATTLE >> Andrew Heaney will undergo an MRI on Monday, as the Angels try to determine how to proceed after shoulder stiffness knocked him out of Saturday night’s game. “Hopefully, it’s a little stiffness that will work its way out,” Manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday morning. “We’ll see when he gets back on the mound and can test it in a bullpen. We’re going to take this one step at a time, obviously erring on the side of caution...

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