Maddon moved middle-of-the-order slugger Justin Upton, who had never hit leadoff in 14 previous big-league seasons, to the top spot on May 23, and in 24 games since, all but one in the leadoff spot, Upton has hit . with a . OBP, six homers, eight doubles, 15 RBIs and 25 runs.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 6:31 pm
José Quintana, who struggled as a starter before going on the injured list, has rejoined the Angels’ pitching staff, but it’s not likely that he’s going back into the rotation at this time. Quintana was activated Monday, but the Angels already have Andrew Heaney and Shohei Ohtani scheduled to start the next two games, which suggests Quintana will pitch out of the bullpen. The Angels also sent down relievers Chris Rodriguez and Jaime Barria.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 6:30 pm
Kyle Schwarber would certainly be an exciting bat to watch in this year’s Home Run Derby at Coors Field.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 6:28 pm
It worked so well that Maddon now doesn’t want to move Upton back to the middle of the order. He is enjoying it,” Maddon said. It’s obvious.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 5:21 pm
Shohei Ohtani continues speeding toward a spot in the starting lineup for next month’s All-Star Game. Ohtani is still leading in the voting among designated hitters, with more than double the votes of Boston’s J.D. Martinez, in a second round of results released by Major League Baseball on Monday morning. Fan voting continues through 1 p.m.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 4:41 pm
Shohei Ohtani got four hits in the past three games against the Tigers. All four were homers, including a two-run shot in the fifth inning Sunday that put him tied atop the majors with 23 this season. So when the Angels’ fearsome slugger came up again in the 10th inning as the potential tying run, Detroit manager AJ Hinch wasn’t at all disappointed when Michael Fulmer walked him on four cautious pitches.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:16 pm
The Dodgers and Padres renew a great rivalry on Monday night.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 1:02 pm
His schedule’s so unique, there are times when nobody’s around to throw with him,” Mizuhara says. I’ll step in and play catch. Major League Baseball is as rich in international talent as at any point in its history.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 12:45 pm
Condensed Game: Daz Cameron’s go-ahead two-run single in the top of the 10th inning led the Tigers to a 5-3 win over the Angels
Posted: June 21, 2021, 1:39 am
Jared Walsh launches a long solo home run to right field to tie the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the 4th inning
Posted: June 20, 2021, 9:24 pm
The finger injury suffered by Detroit Tigers SS Niko Goodrum will send him to the 10-day injured list. Isaac Paredes was called up from Triple-A.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 11:50 pm
Brad Johnson finds the best MLB DFS Plays for Saturday, June 19. (Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 19, 2021, 4:53 pm
Niko Goodrum was forced to leave Detroit Tigers’ game vs. Los Angeles Angels due to a nasty finger injury. Jose Urena’s outing was simply ugly.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 1:47 pm
Jorge Montanez discusses Shohei Ohtani joining the Home Run Derby, his two homer game, and all the best from Friday’s action in the latest Daily Dose. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 19, 2021, 8:52 am
Shohei Ohtani slugged his 20th and 21st homers of the season Friday, the fourth multi-homer game of his career, as the Los Angeles Angels blew out the Detroit Tigers 11-3 in Anaheim, Calif. Ohtani’s 400-foot shot in the fifth inning highlighted a five-run rally. It was sandwiched by Luis Rengifo’s first homer, a solo shot, and Jared Walsh’s 16th, a two-run clout that capped the outburst.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 7:35 am
The Detroit Tigers were defeated by the LA Angels 11-3 on June 18, 2021.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 5:40 am