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Angels storm back from four-run deficit to beat Yankees, take series

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Angels’ Cameron Maybin’s improved discipline leads to more walks

NEW YORK >> Cameron Maybin’s new-found ability to draw walks isn’t new after all. Maybin insists it’s just the result of a change he made a few years ago, which this year is clicking more than ever. “...

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    Matt shoemaker placed on DL for Angels

    ANAHEIM >> The Angels are still undecided who will start Tuesday, but it won’t be Matt Shoemaker. Shoemaker was placed on the 10-day disabled list because of forearm tightness Saturday, three days after leaving a start because of the condition. Although Shoemaker said at the time he wasn’t concerned, and in subsequent days that it was getting better, the Angels weren’t confident enough to pencil him back into the rotation. Because of...

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    Angels go meekly in loss to Ian Kennedy, Royals

    ANAHEIM >> Today’s episode of Baseball Is A Funny Game centers around Ian Kennedy, who demonstrated why statistics, even from a half-season worth of games, can be misleading. After the Angels’ 3-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Friday night, in which Kennedy stymied the Angels for the second time this season, the Angels could only shake their heads when looking at his statistics. “We’re trying to figure out what the rest...

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    Whicker: Yesterday’s gone, so let’s appreciate the Warriors as they are

    They have won 207 regular season games in the past three regular seasons. They have played in three consecutive NBA Finals and won two. They have won 11 playoff series, and their flamboyantly communal style has put NBA TV ratings into new orbits. But it isn’t enough to ask the Golden State Warriors to beat all their contemporaries again and again. Now we ask them to face ghosts. We say they wouldn’t beat the 1996 Bulls, the 1985 Lakers, the 1967 Sixers, any...

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    On deck: Royals at Angels, Saturday, 5:15 p.m.

    ROYALS at ANGELS When: Today, 5:15 p.m. Where: Angel Stadium TV: Fox/11 THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP ALEX MEYER (2-3, 4.05) vs. Royals: First game At Angel Stadium: 2-1, 3.21 Hates to face: None Loves to face: None ROYALS RHP JAKOB JUNIS (2-0, 4.67) vs. Angels: First game At Angel Stadium: First game Hates to face: None Loves to face: None — Jeff Fletcher

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    Angels’ Cam Bedrosian to return to the late innings, not necessarily the 9th

    ANAHEIM >> Cam Bedrosian is finally ready to return to the Angels bullpen. The question now is how he’ll be used. Bedrosian, who said he’s expecting to be activated on Saturday, had been the closer when he went on the disabled list two months ago with a groin injury. Since then, Bud Norris took over the job and has performed well. Manager Mike Scioscia would only go so far as to say that Bedrosian will “pitch in the back end of our...

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    Ricky Nolasco has a rough night in Angels’ loss to Royals

    ANAHEIM >> The Angels are still waiting for the Ricky Nolasco who was so encouraging at the end of last season. This year’s version has been markedly different, pitching inconsistently except for one maddening constant: balls flying over the fences. Nolasco gave up two more homers, increasing his league-leading total to 21, in the Angels’ 7-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night. “With Ricky, it’s pretty...

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    Angels’ Matt Shoemaker improved, but his next step remains uncertain

    ANAHEIM >> Matt Shoemaker is in a holding pattern after leaving his last start with tightness in his forearm. Manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday that Shoemaker has improved, but the club is still unsure what is next for him. “He still has a little stiffness,” Scioscia said, “but it’s definitely better. We’ll continue to evaluate it and see how it goes.” Shoemaker said after Wednesday’s 7-5 victory over the New...

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    On deck: Royals at Angels, Friday, 7 p.m.

    ROYALS at ANGELS When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Angel Stadium TV: Fox Sports West THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP JESSE CHAVEZ (5-6, 5.06) vs. Royals: 0-1, 1.65 At Angel Stadium: 3-5, 3.39 Hates to face: None Loves to face: None ROYALS RHP IAN KENNEDY (0-6, 5.40) vs. Angels: 0-4, 4.80 At Angel Stadium: 0-3, 6.35 Hates to face: Albert Pujols, 5 for 15 (.333), 3 HRs Loves to face: Luis Valbuena, 2 for 18...

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    Matt Shoemaker hurt on night Angels rally for victory over Yankees

    ANAHEIM >> The Angels’ 7-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday was chock full of everything that has defined this team so far this year. There were clutch hits, none bigger than Andrelton Simmons’ tie-breaking two-run homer in the seventh, and great defensive plays and impressive bullpen work from two unheralded pitchers. And, of course, there was a pitching injury. Matt Shoemaker left the game in the fourth inning with tightness in his...

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    Angels’ Cam Bedrosian almost ready to return

    ANAHEIM >> Cam Bedrosian is on the verge of returning to the Angels. Again. Bedrosian had said he was just one minor league appearance from being activated two weeks ago, but then he took an awkward step and felt something in his groin, setting him back a few days. Now, Bedrosian is back. After pitching an inning in a rehab outing on Tuesday, Bedrosian said Wednesday that he’s going to pitch again for Class-A Inland Empire on Thursday, and then be...

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