The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran Jason Grilli from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday for fellow reliever Ernesto Frieri in an attempt to solidify the back end of their bullpen.
Nick Swisher was having a bad day. One swing changed it.
The Los Angeles Angels settled half their arbitration cases Friday, agreeing to one-year contract with right-handers Ernesto Frieri and Fernando Salas while exchanging proposed figures with third baseman David Freese and right-hander Kevin Jepsen.
Albert Pujols got the biggest hit of the game. Jered Weaver delivered the most encouraging performance, as far as the Los Angeles were concerned.
Ernesto Frieri’s 18th save required four outs, 38 pitches and tense showdowns with every batter in the heart of the Detroit Tigers’ powerful lineup.
Kendrys Morales led off Los Angeles’ two-run 10th inning with a solo homer, and the Angels completed a three-game sweep of Boston by outlasting the Red Sox 14-13 on Thursday 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 San Diego Padres have sent right-handed reliever Ernesto Frieri to the Los Angeles Angels for infielder Alexi Amarista and right-hander Donn Roach, both minor leaguers.