Rookie sensation Shohei Ohtani is making himself at home in the Big A. Ohtani hit a home run for the third straight game and the Los Angeles Angels rallied from an early six-run deficit to beat the Oakland Athletics 13-9 on Friday night. The two-way star from Japan connected for a long, solo drive in the second inning against Daniel Gossett. The ball landed in the rocks beyond the center field wall after traveling 449 feet and was measured with a 112.3 mph exit velocity according to Statcast, the hardest-hit and longest of Ohtani’s three major league homers.
It's called the Bonds Treatment -- walking a batter intentionally even in the most outlandish situations. Until now, it has applied to only one man. Here's the case for -- and against -- adding the reigning AL MVP to the list.
When it comes to the narrative-driven MVP award, Mike Trout has another issue aside from where his team sits in the standings. The Angels star is simply as boring as he is good.
Yahoo!'s Jeff Passan on Friday reported that Angels ace Garrett Richards has a torn UCL and likely will require Tommy John surgery. If that's the case, then the Angels are done for 2016.
ESPN Chalk's Vegas experts give their best bets for the Sunday Night Baseball game between the Angels and Royals, featuring a Hector Santiago-Yordano Ventura pitching matchup.
At the beginning of the season this was a possible ALCS preview as the Los Angeles Angels and the Kansas City Royals looked like two of the best teams in the American League. It hasn’t quite gone that way for Los Angeles, but Kansas City is doing their part as they have the largest division lead in the majors. Tonight Kansas City looks to win the four-game series as they go for their third straight win over the Angels.