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— Jared Walsh homered and matched a career high with four hits, Justin Upton also connected and the Los Angeles Angels rallied in the sixth inning to beat the Houston Astros 5-4 Monday night.
— Jared Walsh hit a two-run double in the third inning and the Los Angeles Angels held on for a 2-1 victory Sunday over the slumping Los Angeles Dodgers.
— Mookie Betts drove in a season-high four runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers blew most of a 13-run lead before holding on for a 14-11 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night, snapping their four-game losing streak in hair-raising fashion.
— David Fletcher drove in three runs on three hits, Shohei Ohtani had two RBI doubles and the Los Angeles Angels snapped their five-game losing streak with a 9-2 victory over the slumping Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
Tony La Russa all but dismissed the prospect of a reunion with just-released Angels slugger Albert Pujols Friday, saying "there is no fit here, unfortunately" for his former player to join the already-stacked White Sox roster.
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— Mike Zunino homered, Brett Phillips had two hits during a seven-run eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied for an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
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— Brandon Lowe hit a three-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays were able to overcome five scoreless innings from Los Angeles' Shohei Ohtani, rallying for a 3-1 victory over the Angels Wednesday night.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
They alluded to this on the Angels' broadcast and thought I'd look a little deeper -- here's the slash line against Shohei Ohtani in 35 PAs that have reached two strikes: .031/.114/.031. That's 25 strikeouts, 1 walk and 9 balls put in play, only one of which resulted in a hit.
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— Austin Meadows hit two homers and drove in a career-high five runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays capitalized on the Los Angeles Angels' fielding ineptitude for an 8-3 victory Tuesday night.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
Shohei Ohtani will start tomorrow, Angels manager Joe Maddon said. He is in the lineup today and is expected to be in the lineup tomorrow, too. Also: Anthony Rendon is "day-to-day" after a scary incident when he fouled a ball directly off his left knee last night. Good news.
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— Willy Adames and Manuel Margot homered, Mike Brosseau had a two-run single and the Tampa Bay Rays opened a seven-game California road trip with a 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
The Angels scratched Shohei Ohtani from his scheduled start Monday against the Rays a day after he took a fastball to the right elbow. But the two-way star went 2-for-4 as the Angels' designated hitter, highlighted by his 427-foot, two-run homer.