Los Angeles Angels

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.


Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers. FILE PHOTO (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Pujols Hits 497th Homer, Angels Beat Tigers 11-6

Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

97.1 The Ticket–04/18/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28: Andrew Romine #7 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim throws to first during a baseball game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 28, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Tigers Trade Their Minor League Pitcher Of The Year, Jose Alvarez, To Angels For Shortstop Andrew Romine

Romine batted .259 in 47 games for the Angels in 2013. He played 17 games at shortstop, 24 at third and four at second.

CBS Detroit–03/21/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 17: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers reacts as he heads to first base after hitting a ninth inning walk off home run to beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 at Comerica Park on August 17, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Yahoo Sports Writer Goes From Bashing Cabrera To Saying He Should Be MVP

“I wouldn’t write another article about how he shouldn’t get it,” Rigney added.

CBS Detroit–08/20/2013

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 9:  Jose Alvarez #52 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Cleveland Indians in the sixth inning at Comerica Park on June 9, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Alvarez recorded his first major league win in the Tigers 4-1 victory over the Indians. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Alvarez Could Be Saving Grace Against Angels

Not too often would rookie Jose Alvarez be considered a preferable option to Anibal Sanchez, a seven-year veteran with a 2.76 ERA.

CBS Detroit–06/26/2013

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 19: Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Baltimore Orioles in the second inning at Comerica Park on June 19, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Porcello’s Problems More Than Just Angels

As the top of the fifth inning dragged on for what seemed like forever Tuesday night, Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello had to be thinking, Not again.

CBS Detroit–06/26/2013

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers hits a two run home run in the third inning scoring teammate Torii Hunter #48 during the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Calif. (Getty Images/Leon Halip)

Angels 14, Tigers 8

Albert Pujols doubled, singled, scored a run and drove one in – all in an eight-run fifth inning – and the Los Angeles Angels routed the Detroit Tigers again, 14-8 on Tuesday night.

97.1 The Ticket–06/25/2013

HOUSTON - MAY 04:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers looks on from the dugout against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on May 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Does (Payroll) Size Matter? Tigers, Angels Series May Bring An Answer

Spending money does not guarantee success in sports. Ten games below .500 with MLB’s seventh-highest payroll, the Los Angeles Angels can testify to that better than most.

CBS Detroit–06/25/2013

Justin Verlander. (File Getty Images)

Trout, Angels Rough Up Verlander

And for good measure, he also took over the AL batting race by a point over Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, who was ejected in the fourth inning for arguing balls and strikes.

97.1 The Ticket–09/09/2012

Max Scherzer on the mound. (Getty Images/Jeff Gross)

Tigers Fall To Red Hot Angels

The Los Angeles Angels are getting pretty good at celebrations during a 13-3 surge that gets them closer to the postseason with each big finish.

97.1 The Ticket–09/08/2012