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Gordon Beckham #18 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates with Mike Trout #27 after the game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on September 23, 2014 in Oakland, California. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim defeated the Oakland Athletics 2-0. (credit: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Angels Beat A’s To Drop Oakland Into Wild-Card Tie

The Oakland Athletics are tired of squandering chances, especially in late September and on a night Sonny Gray more than earned a positive result.

09/23/2014

Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at O.co Coliseum on September 22, 2014 in Oakland, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Jeff Samardzija Pitches A’s Past Angels, 8-4

Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night.

09/22/2014

Ryan Rua #16 of the Texas Rangers celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the ninth inning during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 21, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Rua’s 9th Inning Homer Lifts Rangers Over Angels, 2-1

Ryan Rua hit his first major league homer, connecting off Huston Street in the ninth inning as the Texas Rangers beat the playoff-bound Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Sunday for their eighth win in nine games.

09/21/2014

Erick Aybar #2, Tony Campana #22 and C.J. Cron #20 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrate Cron's three-run home run in the seventh inning, as Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Sucre #2 looks down at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 17, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Angels Take AL West Title After 5-0 Shutout Of Mariners

C.J. Wilson pitched seven dominant innings of one-hit ball, C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels moved to the brink of the AL West title with a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.

09/17/2014

Chris Taylor #1, Chris Denorfia #28, Robinson Cano #22 and James Jones #99 of the Seattle Mariners celebrate a 13-2 wn over the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 16, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Mariners Rout Angels, Gain Ground In Playoff Race

Mike Zunino’s two-run double keyed a four-run fifth inning and the Seattle Mariners climbed within a game of the second AL wild-card spot by routing the Los Angeles Angels 13-2 on Tuesday night.

09/16/2014

Matt Shoemaker #52 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim throws a pitch against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 15, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Angels’ Shoemaker To Miss Start With Strained Oblique

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker is expected to miss at least one turn in the rotation because of a mild strain on his left side.

09/16/2014

Matt Shoemaker #52 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walks off the field with trainer Adam Nevala as he leaves the game with an injury in the eighth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 15, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Angels Clinch Playoff Berth, Beat Mariners, 8-1

The Los Angeles Angels became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff spot on Monday night, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

09/15/2014

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 Outfielder Hamilton Still Out With Ailing Shoulder

Josh Hamilton is hoping one step back will lead to a couple of steps forward with his ailing right shoulder.

09/10/2014

Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates with Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels after hitting a solo home run in the top of the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 9, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Angels Win 6th Game In A Row, 9-3, Over Rangers

Kole Calhoun hit a leadoff homer, Collin Cowgill had a big eighth inning and the Los Angeles Angels stretched their winning streak to six with a 9-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.

09/09/2014

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is congratulated by Dino Ebel #21 after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 27, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Angels Surge Into September As Baseball’s Top Team

Although Mike Trout has accomplished an extraordinary amount in his short major league career with the Los Angeles Angels, he is quick to point out he’s only just getting to the good stuff.

09/01/2014

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a solo home in the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 31, 2014 in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 8-1 to complete a four game sweep. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Angels Trounce A’s 8-1 To Complete 4-Game Sweep

Mike Trout hit his career-high 31st homer and drove in three runs, Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, and the Los Angeles Angels completed a masterful four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with an 8-1 victory Sunday.

08/31/2014

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is congratulated by Dino Ebel #21 after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 27, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Trout Knocks 30th Homer In Angels’ 6-1 Win Over Marlins

Mike Trout tied a career high with his 30th home run, Gordon Beckham homered for the first time with his new club, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Wednesday night.

08/27/2014

Wade LeBlanc #35 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Miami Marlins at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 25, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Angels Drop LeBlac After 1 Start, Select Herrera

Left-hander Wade LeBlanc has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels, one day after a poor debut for the club.

08/26/2014

Gordon Beckham #15 of the Chicago White Sox reacts to his throw on Nolan Reimold #14 of the Toronto Blue Jays who beat out the infield hit in the sixth inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 16, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (credit: Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images

Slumping Beckham Happy For ‘Clean Slate’ With Angels

The White Sox sent the slumping Beckham to the contending Angels last week for a player to be named or cash, ending a disappointing tenure in Chicago that began with high hopes.

08/26/2014

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