Los Angeles Angels
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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.
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.
“I wouldn’t write another article about how he shouldn’t get it,” Rigney added.
Not too often would rookie Jose Alvarez be considered a preferable option to Anibal Sanchez, a seven-year veteran with a 2.76 ERA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.