Catchers in spotlight as Angels square off with Brewers

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Los Angeles Angels catcher Logan O’Hoppe knows that calling a good game for his pitcher is his top priority. However, the 24-year-old New York native arguably has been the Angels’ best hitter in 2024. O’Hoppe, who has played in 61 of the Angels’ 72 games this season, is expected behind the plate when the Angels oppose the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday in Anaheim, Calif. O’Hoppe went 1-for-4 as the Angels beat the Brewers 5-3 on

Angels hope for increased production against Brewers

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The Los Angeles Angels are 5-5 over their past 10 games as they start a three-game home series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday in Anaheim, Calif. But a look behind the numbers shows why the Angels are far from a .500 team, sitting with a .394 winning percentage 71 games into the season, with only the Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics having fewer wins in the American League. Over the past 10 games,

Young OFs playing impressively for Angels, Giants

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Two young outfielders demonstrating the form that made them first-round draft picks will attempt to cap a productive series when the Los Angeles Angels and host San Francisco Giants wrap up a three-game set on Sunday afternoon. The Angels have taken the first two games, 8-6 and 4-3, in large part due to the offensive contributions of center fielder Mickey Moniak, who already has four extra-base hits to show for the two road contests. The

Giants face Angels in matchup of struggling pitchers

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Two pitchers in need of a win will take the mound when Patrick Sandoval and the visiting Los Angeles Angels duel Keaton Winn and the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon. The Angels took the first game of the series when Tyler Anderson pitched into the sixth inning and Zach Neto hit a home run in an 8-6 win Friday night. Sandoval (2-8, 5.23 ERA) would welcome a similar offensive output as he attempts to

Giants plan to get creative in series opener vs. Angels

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The San Francisco Giants will be riding the momentum of a series win over the Houston Astros as well as some good news regarding the health of their pitching staff when they open a three-game set against the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. The Giants have hung around the .500 mark this season despite two of their projected starters — Alex Cobb and Robbie Ray — having yet to pitch because of injuries.

Diamondbacks look to flex muscles in encounter vs. Angels

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Randal Grichuk finished last season with the Los Angeles Angels, but his 54-game cameo wasn’t productive enough for a return invitation. Grichuk signed as a free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks in mid-February and presented the Angels with a little payback in Tuesday’s opener of a three-game set. The teams will play the middle contest Wednesday night in Phoenix. Grichuk went 3-for-4 with a homer and fell a single short of the cycle in Arizona’s

Scuffling Jordan Montgomery, D-backs brace for Angels

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The Los Angeles Angels will be riding a wave of momentum when they face the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series in Phoenix. The Angels have won four of their past six games, topped by Sunday’s 9-7 comeback victory over the Houston Astros. The improbable victory came courtesy of a wild sequence in which Logan O’Hoppe hit a game-ending, two-run homer. O’Hoppe’s hard-hit fly ball went down the left

Hot Yainer Diaz, Astros seek sweep of Angels

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Houston Astros catcher Yainer Diaz makes it clear that his focus is calling a good game for whichever pitcher is on the mound for the club, but his struggles at the plate in the latter half of May were noticeable enough that his playing time could have been cut significantly. Then June began, and everything changed. When the Astros and Los Angeles Angels wrap up their three-game series in Anaheim, Calif., on Sunday afternoon, Diaz

Angels’ hard-throwing Ben Joyce ready for chance against Astros

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Much of the Los Angeles Angels’ struggles this season can be blamed on an inconsistent and ineffective bullpen, but the club hopes the recent promotion of hard-throwing right-hander Ben Joyce can provide a boost. Joyce did not pitch in Friday’s 7-1 loss to the Houston Astros, and the two clubs will meet again Saturday night in the second game of a three-game series in Anaheim, Calif. The Angels’ bullpen has an ERA of 4.82, second