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MLB 5 Best And Worst Surprises From First Month

One full month of the MLB season is in the books, what are the biggest surprises?

05/13/2015

Garrett Richards #43 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches in the second inning against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 10, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Richards Takes No-Hit Bid Into 7th, Angels Beat Astros 3-1

Garrett Richards took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Angels scored all their runs in the fifth en route to a 3-1 victory Sunday that secured a four-game split with the AL West-leading Houston Astros.

05/10/2015

Jered Weaver pitched a gem and led the Angels to a 2-0 victory over the surging Astros Friday night. (credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images Sport)

Jered Weaver, Angels Bring Astros Back Down To Earth, 2-0

Weaver finished in style, retiring the heart of Houston’s order in the ninth.

05/08/2015

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Feldman Bounces Back As Astros Defeat Angels, 4-3

Scott Feldman bounced back from a bad outing to give Houston a good start Sunday.

04/19/2015

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Keuchel, Houston Blanks Angels, 4-0

Dallas Keuchel combined with three relievers on a three-hitter, Robbie Grossman and George Springer homered and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 Saturday night.

04/18/2015

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30 Players: Healthy Quad Means Returned Speed, Power For Astros’ Springer

Joining the 40-40 club (40 homers and 40 steals in a single season) has always been a rare feat, evidenced by the fact that it’s been accomplished just four times in baseball history. But if you were to make a list of baseball’s top candidates to even have a shot at reaching the milestone, Astros outfielder George Springer would be at or near the top.

04/08/2015

Cesar Ramos #27 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning at Comerica Park on July 3, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (credit: Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Rays Trade LHP Ramos To Angels For Minor Leaguer

The Tampa Bay Rays have traded left-hander Cesar Ramos to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league righty Mark Sappington.

11/05/2014

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Musicians + Sports: Chase Bryant On Nolan Ryan And Texas Baseball

The “Take It on Back” singer does just that as he reminisces about the glory days of the Houston Astros and watching the legendary Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan hurl when he was a kid.

09/29/2014

Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim throws a pitch against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 13, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Trout Homers Twice As Weaver Gains 17th Win

Jered Weaver earned his AL-leading 17th win, Mike Trout homered twice and the Los Angeles Angels reduced their magic number for clinching the AL West to four with a 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.

09/13/2014

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Angels’ Magic Number Is 5 After Comeback Victory Over Astros

David Freese hit a two-run homer and Mike Trout had an RBI triple during Los Angeles’ seven-run fifth inning, and the Angels beat the Houston Astros 11-3 Friday night for their ninth consecutive victory.

09/12/2014

Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros doubles in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Minute Maid Park on September 2, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Astros Win Again Behind Peacock And Altuve, Beat Angels, 8-3

Houston interim manager Tom Lawless couldn’t have asked for a better first game to start his managerial career.

09/02/2014

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City Guide to Houston

Here’s a quick and easy guide to Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city and the largest city in Texas.

08/26/2014

Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins hits a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 25, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Stanton’s 3-Run Homer Helps Marlins Beat Angels, 7-1

Giancarlo Stanton upstaged Mike Trout with a three-run homer in the first regular-season showdown between two of baseball’s brightest young stars, leading the Miami Marlins to a 7-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

08/25/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

Garrett Richards #43 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches against the Houston Astros during th first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 6, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Richards Has 11 Ks, Angels Top Astros 6-1

There was a lot of grumbling in the Los Angeles Angels’ clubhouse following Garrett Richards’ latest strong performance.

07/06/2014

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