The Los Angeles Angels did not offer contracts to starting pitchers Jerome Williams and Tommy Hanson on Monday night, making them free agents.
Jed Lowrie hit a three-run homer, Brandon Moss added a two-run shot and the Oakland Athletics kept rolling toward the postseason with their fifth straight victory, 10-5 over the Angels on Monday night.
The bees swarmed the field in the third inning, moving to the outfield walls while players and fans scattered before them. They stuck around for a couple of innings before a fan volunteer and a fire extinguisher persuaded them to buzz off.
Houston, a big league-worst 51-98, is on the verge of becoming the first major league team to reach triple figures in losses in three consecutive seasons since Kansas City from 2004-06.
The Los Angeles Angels say slugger Albert Pujols is done for the season because of an injured left foot.
Adrian Beltre drove in the tiebreaking run in the eighth, Yu Darvish pitched seven solid innings, and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 Tuesday night for their eighth win in nine games.
Adrian Beltre homered, Martin Perez pitched into the seventh inning, and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 Monday night after losing All-Star outfielder Nelson Cruz to a 50-game suspension.
Hisashi Iwakuma won for the first time in over a month and the Seattle Mariners completed their first sweep of the season, beating the Los Angeles Angels 4-3.
Raul Ibanez homered twice to give him 24 this season and the Seattle Mariners set a team home-run record in an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Friday night.
Hamilton doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and scored on shortstop Jake Elmore’s overthrow, helping the Angels beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Sunday and extend their winning streak to six.
Chris Carter homered, Erik Bedard pitched seven strong innings for his first victory of the season, and the last-place Houston Astros completed a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels with a 2-1 victory Monday night.
Carlos Pena and Carlos Corporan homered against C.J. Wilson and Jordan Lyles turned in his fourth impressive outing in a row for the Astros, who beat the Angels 5-4 Sunday for the third straight time and extended their winning streak to a season-high five games.
Elvis Andrus had a game-ending two-run single in the 10th inning, and the Texas Rangers rallied from six runs down to beat the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
Mike Trout hit an RBI triple in the sixth inning and a tiebreaking two-run single in the seventh, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
The final inning of the Angels’ second straight nonplayoff season was a stunningly apt microcosm of the last two years, right down to the identity of the guy who handed Los Angeles its last loss.