Angels Let 5-Run Lead Get Away And Lose To A's 11-10The Angels loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth, but reliever Santiago Casilla struck out pinch-hitter Luis Valbuena.
Pujols 3-Run Homer Lifts Angels Over Rangers, 6-3Mike Trout also homered for Los Angeles, which quickly led 1-0 after Yunel Escobar went deep on the first pitch of the game.
Surging Astros Edge Angels In Houston, 3-2Matt Shoemaker allowed eight hits and three runs in 7 1/3 innings for his third straight loss.
Angels 3B Escobar Leaves With Injury After Fielding GrounderThird baseman Yunel Escobar has left the Los Angeles Angels' game against the Houston Astros in the third inning after getting hurt while fielding a grounder.
Angels Acquire Yunel Escobar From Nationals In Exchange For Trevor GottThe Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have acquired infielder Yunel Escobar from the Washington Nationals in exchange for relief pitcher Trevor Gott.
Fantasy Baseball All-Star Edition: Which Players Do You Actually Want On Your Team?Just because someone is an All-Star in the eyes of Major League Baseball doesn't mean you need or want them on your fantasy baseball roster. In fact, it's mostly irrelevant to smart fantasy owners. By looking the hitters and pitchers in line for the big honor this week, you can find assets you have that other clueless owners might want in a trade. Think about how to exploit that weakness in your fantasy baseball league this weekend.
Always Be Looking For High Performers At Thin Fantasy PositionsCatcher and the three infield positions are often the most difficult to find good players on your fantasy teams, because the talent pool is so shallow. If you don't grab a stud at those positions early in your draft, you may get stuck with a revolving door of middling players all season long.