Angels at White Sox: Monday game time, TV channel, starting pitchers |Sep 24, 2017

ANGELS at WHITE SOX When: Today, 5 p.m. TV: Fox Sports West Where: Guaranteed Rate Field THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP RICKY NOLASCO (6-14, 5.06) vs. White Sox: 1-4, 6.

Angels’ Andrew Heaney passes a test, hopes to start on Thursday |Sep 24, 2017

HOUSTON >> Andrew Heaney said he is ready to pitch. The Angels left-hander threw off a mound for the first time since coming out of a game two weeks ago with what was diagnosed as shoulder inflammation.

Angels come from behind to beat Astros, snap losing streak at 6 |Sep 24, 2017

HOUSTON >> For one day, the Angels stopped the bleeding. After losing six in a row and seeing their playoff chances fade, they beat the Houston Astros, 7-5, on Sunday night to restore a sliver of hope.

Indians at Angels (Wednesday): Tomlin vs. Nolasco, TV, time & more |Sep 19, 2017

INDIANS at ANGELS When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. TV: Fox Sports West Where: Angel Stadium THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP RICKY NOLASCO (6-14, 5.11) Vs. Indians: 0-3, 5.

Andrelton Simmons plays against one of his favorites: Francisco Lindor |Sep 19, 2017

ANAHEIM >> This week’s series at Angel Stadium gives Andrelton Simmons a chance to see one of the shortstops he most admires. “He’s the type of shortstop that I would create,” Simmons said of the Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor.

Angels lose to Indians, fail to gain ground |Sep 19, 2017

ANAHEIM >> As the Angels try to claw into the playoffs for the first time since 2014, they were bitten by a remnant of that last postseason team. Trying to add depth to the bullpen for the playoff run three years ago, the Angels made a minor trade to get Vinnie Pestano from the Cleveland Indians.

Angels come up just short in loss to Rangers |Sep 17, 2017

ANAHEIM >> The Angels’ 4-2 loss to the Texas Rangers on Sunday was marked by a handful of those “almost” moments that didn’t go their way. The Angels slipped to two games behind the Minnesota Twins in the wild-card race, with 13 to play, following an afternoon of near-misses.

Angels’ Garrett Richards pushing his limits |Sep 17, 2017

ANAHEIM >> Although the Angels aren’t about to take the pitch limit off Garrett Richards, he said he’s ready. “In my mind, I’m ready for 100 pitches,” Richards said after throwing 74 in five innings on Sunday.

Rangers at Angels (Sunday): Gonzalez vs. Richards, TV, time & more |Sep 16, 2017

RANGERS at ANGELS When: Today, 12:30 p.m. Where: Angel Stadium TV: Fox Sports West THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP GARRETT RICHARDS (0-1, 1.38) Vs. Rangers: 9-3, 3.

Justin Upton, Parker Bridwell lead Angels past Cole Hamels, Rangers |Sep 16, 2017

ANAHEIM -- The Angels didn’t get much Saturday against the Texas Rangers. Turned out they didn’t need much. Or so it seemed at first glance of their 2-0 victory in front of 40,719 at Angel Stadium, which when coupled with the Minnesota Twins’ loss to the Toronto Blue Jays moved them within one game of the second wild-card spot in the American League.

With Brandon Phillips sidelined, Mike Trout leads off for first time since 2013 |Sep 16, 2017

ANAHEIM >> Brandon Phillips was not in the lineup for Saturday’s game against the Texas Rangers, triggering a dramatic change at the top of the Angels’ batting order. Cliff Pennington took over for Phillips at second base, but that was to be expected.

Rangers at Angels (Saturday): Hamels vs. Bridwell, TV, time & more |Sep 15, 2017

RANGERS at ANGELS When: Saturday, 6 p.m. Where: Angel Stadium TV: Fox Sports West, MLB Network THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP PARKER BRIDWELL (7-2, 3.94) vs. Rangers: First game At Angel Stadium: 3-2, 4.

Mike Trout isn’t hitting, but he’s still setting table in deeper lineup |Sep 15, 2017

ANAHEIM>>Mike Trout continues to struggle in one way, and put up MVP-caliber numbers in another. Angels manager Mike Scioscia isn’t worried about the former as long as Trout keeps doing the latter.

Angels gain in wild-card race with tight win over Rangers |Sep 15, 2017

ANAHEIM — As Blake Parker jogged in from the bullpen, facing just about the toughest spot a reliever can inherit, he was inspired by something more specific than the chance to help his team. He wanted to bail out one of his brothers in the bullpen.

Luis Valbuena won’t stop flipping his bat |Sep 14, 2017

ANAHEIM>> Luis Valbuena swears that his frequent bat flips aren’t a way to show up any opponents. He says he can’t help it. “It’s natural,” the Angels infielder said.

Rangers at Angels (Friday): TV, time & more |Sep 14, 2017

RANGERS at ANGELS When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Angel Stadium TV: Fox Sports West THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP BUD NORRIS (2-5, 4.25) vs. Rangers: 2-2, 4.33 ERA At Angel Stadium: 4-3, 1.

Angels get quality start, but struggle to hit Astros |Sep 14, 2017

ANAHEIM>> Although the Angels are finally getting the kind of starting pitching they need, they are nonetheless slipping in the wild card race. Despite a fourth consecutive game in which the Angels starter gave up two runs or fewer in at least five innings, the Angels were losing, 5-2, to the Houston Astros in the ninth inning at press time on Thursday night.

Astros at Angels (Thursday): Peacock vs. Nolasco, TV, time & more |Sep 13, 2017

ASTROS at ANGELS When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Angel Stadium TV: Fox Sports West THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP RICKY NOLASCO (6-13, 5.19) vs. Astros: 7-2, 3.82 At Angel Stadium: 7-9, 4.

Will Martin Maldonado unseat Salvador Perez for Gold Glove? |Sep 13, 2017

ANAHEIM >> Martin Maldonado is trying to give Salvador Perez a run for his money. As the Angels try to make the playoffs in the final three weeks, they also have individuals polishing their resumes for individual awards.

Tyler Skaggs dominates as Angels blow out Astros |Sep 13, 2017

ANAHEIM — The last two outings for Tyler Skaggs have been what he and the Angels had hoped for all along. Thanks to the re-introduction of his two-seam fastball, which he’d abandoned last year, Skaggs posted a second consecutive quality start on Wednesday, this time working seven scoreless innings in the Angels’ 9-1 dismantling of the Houston Astros.

Alexander: Astros play a role in hurricane recovery |Sep 13, 2017

ANAHEIM >> The ordeal began when the Houston Astros were last here, winning two of three from the Angels in late August even as newscasts and social media feeds were relaying news of a hurricane watch, and then hurricane devastation, at home.

Embedded in Houston, Cameron Maybin returns to Anaheim |Sep 12, 2017

ANAHEIM >> On Aug. 30, the National Hurricane Center issued a warning for catastrophic and life-threatening flooding in Southeastern Texas. The next day, Angels outfielder Cameron Maybin was claimed off waivers by the Houston Astros.

Brandon Phillips returns home with Angels for first time |Sep 12, 2017

ANAHEIM >> His team had just come off a 10-day trip, his body off a two-week baseball bender. Brandon Phillips was home Tuesday afternoon, finally, mercifully, cozily home, just long enough to realize it was time to head out again.

Astros at Angels (Wednesday): McCullers vs. Skaggs, TV, time & more |Sep 12, 2017

ASTROS at ANGELS When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. Where: Angel Stadium TV: Fox Sports West THE PITCHERS ANGELS LHP TYLER SKAGGS (1-5, 4.86) vs. Astros: 2-2, 3.

Justin Verlander dominates Angels, spoiling Garrett Richards’ return |Sep 12, 2017

ANAHEIM >> A pair of headphones engulfed Justin Verlander’s ears Tuesday afternoon. A giant computer monitor, maybe a foot in front his face, commanded his attention. Glance up a couple inches and Verlander could watch the Detroit Tigers play the Cleveland Indians on a television inside the Astros’ clubhouse, but with his first pitch a few hours away, his gaze stayed true.

Angels at Mariners (Sunday): Bridwell vs. Ramirez, TV, time & more |Sep 9, 2017

ANGELS at MARINERS When: 1 p.m. TV: Fox Sports West Where: Safeco Field THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP PARKER BRIDWELL (7-2, 4.00) vs. Mariners: 1-1, 4.50 At Safeco Field: 1-0, 1.

Alex Meyer deals with frustration of season ending early |Sep 9, 2017

SEATTLE >> Alex Meyer was certain he was going to pitch again in 2017, all the way up until the moment his shoulder told him he wasn’t. Meyer was throwing in late August when he suddenly felt something in his shoulder that let him know his season was over.

Andrew Heaney leaves Angels blowout loss with shoulder soreness |Sep 9, 2017

SEATTLE >> Another Angels starter failed to get out of the early innings, but it was why he came out of the game that is the most troubling. Andrew Heaney, less than a month into his comeback from Tommy John surgery, left the game with shoulder tightness in the third inning of the Angels’ 8-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.

Angels at Mariners (Saturday): Heaney vs. Albers, TV, time & more |Sep 8, 2017

ANGELS at MARINERS When: Saturday, 6 p.m. Where: Safeco Field TV: Fox Sports West THE PITCHERS ANGELS LHP ANDREW HEANEY (1-1, 6.98) vs. Mariners: 1-0, 0.

Yunel Escobar suffers another setback |Sep 8, 2017

SEATTLE >> Yunel Escobar isn’t going to be back that soon after all. The Angels third baseman has had a second setback in the last two weeks in his rehab from a strained oblique, delaying his return and the accompanying lineup dilemma.

Ricky Nolasco gives Angels their latest short start in loss to Mariners |Sep 8, 2017

SEATTLE — If the Angels hope to get to the postseason, they are going to have to reverse this trend with their starting pitchers. Ricky Nolasco provided the latest disappointing performance, allowing four runs in 3⅔ innings in the Angels’ 4-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.

Angels at A’s (Wednesday): Skaggs vs. Manaea, TV, time & more |Sep 5, 2017

ANGELS at A’S When: Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. Where: Oakland Coliseum TV: Fox Sports West THE PITCHERS ANGELS LHP TYLER SKAGGS (1-4, 4.89) vs. A’s: 0-3, 6.

Brandon Phillips has a front-row seat for shortstop history |Sep 5, 2017

OAKLAND >> Omar Vizquel and Andrelton Simmons are two of the best defensive shortstops in baseball history. The link between them is Brandon Phillips. The Angels’ new second baseman first reached the majors in 2002 as a 21-year-old with the Cleveland Indians.

Garrett Richards returns with encouraging start for Angels in 10-inning win |Sep 5, 2017

OAKLAND >> This time, Garrett Richards walked off the mound alone, perhaps only disappointed at the hanging slider he’d just thrown. It was better than the last time he’d walked off the mound at the Oakland Coliseum, that time accompanied by trainer Eric Munson.

Angels use AL-record 12 pitchers to grind out 11-inning win |Sep 4, 2017

OAKLAND >> Mike Scioscia has never been a proponent of September expanded rosters that so dramatically alter the way games are managed. But as long as the current rules allow seemingly endless pitching changes, the Angels’ manager is going to do whatever it takes to milk every possible victory out of his club.

Angels at A’s (Tuesday): Richards vs. Graveman, TV, time & more |Sep 4, 2017

ANGELS at A’S When: Today, 7 p.m. TV: Fox Sports West Where: Oakland Coliseum THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP GARRETT RICHARDS (0-0, 0.00) vs. A’s: 2-4, 4.

Excitement surrounds Garrett Richards’ long-awaited return |Sep 4, 2017

OAKLAND >> When Garrett Richards takes the mound for the Angels on Tuesday night, it’s certain to create a buzz. “It’s going to be pretty exciting, for sure,” Kole Calhoun said.

Angels at A’s: Monday game time, TV channel, starting pitchers |Sep 3, 2017

ANGELS at A’S When: Today, 1 p.m. TV: Fox Sports West Where: Oakland Coliseum THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP PARKER BRIDWELL (7-2, 3.52) vs. A’s: 0-0, 21.

Heart of the Angels’ order clicks in first weekend together |Sep 3, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas >> The new middle of the Angels’ order is certainly working. Justin Upton reached base five times on Sunday, with two singles and three walks, improving to 5 for 11 with five walks in his first three games with the Angels.

Andrew Heaney allows 3 homers in Angels loss to Rangers |Sep 3, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas >> While the Angels lineup has clearly improved lately, the pitching is struggling to keep up. Andrew Heaney’s sloppy start was too much for a resilient Angels offense to overcome in a 7-6 loss to the Texas Rangers on Sunday, ending a forgettable weekend series for the pitching staff.

Angels at Rangers (Sunday): Heaney vs. Perez, TV, time & more |Sep 2, 2017

ANGELS at RANGERS When: Noon TV: Fox Sports West Where: Globe Life Park THE PITCHERS ANGELS LHP ANDREW HEANEY (1-0, 5.63) vs. Rangers: 1-1, 5.87 At Globe Life Park: 0-1, 8.

Keynan Middleton rides the rookie rollercoaster with Angels |Sep 2, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas >> Keynan Middleton has been through a rollercoaster rookie season with the Angels, at times looking like a closer in waiting and at other times looking like he’s not ready for the majors.

CJ Cron homers in 9th to lead Angels’ comeback win |Sep 2, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas >> C.J. Cron made up for a night of frustration in one swing. Cron, who had struck out in his first three at-bats, hit a tying two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning of the Angels’ 7-5, 10-inning victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.

Angels at Rangers (Saturday): Nolasco vs. Griffin, TV, time & more |Sep 1, 2017

ANGELS at RANGERS When: Saturday, 4 p.m. Where: Globe Life Park TV: Fox Sports 1 THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP RICKY NOLASCO (6-12, 5.09) Vs. Rangers: 1-3, 7.33 At Globe Life Park: 1-1, 12.

Brandon Phillips, Justin Upton join the Angels lineup |Sep 1, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas >> As soon as news of the Angels acquisitions came across on Thursday, many Angels fans were eager to see how Manager Mike Scioscia would line them up. When Friday’s lineup was posted, Brandon Phillips was in the leadoff spot and Justin Upton was third, sandwiched around Mike Trout.

Garrett Richards says he’s ready to return to Angels |Sep 1, 2017

Garrett Richards said Friday he’s ready to return, after missing nearly the entire season with biceps nerve irritation. The Angels still won’t decide if they agree until evaluating him further, including a bullpen session today.

Angels lose slugfest on first night with new lineup |Sep 1, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas >> By the time the Angels’ record-setting 4-hour, 33-minute slog had come to an end with a 10-9 loss to the Texas Rangers on Friday night, there was plenty for the Angels to digest.

Angels acquire Justin Upton in place of Cameron Maybin |Aug 31, 2017

At the non-waiver trading deadline a month ago, Billy Eppler felt his team, although under .500, had enough of a shot at the postseason to prevent him from selling off its parts, as many expected him to do.

Angels at Rangers (Friday): Skaggs vs. Hamels, TV, time & more |Aug 31, 2017

ANGELS at RANGERS When: Today, 5 p.m. Where: Globe Life Park TV: Fox Sports West THE PITCHERS ANGELS LHP TYLER SKAGGS (1-4, 4.15) Vs. Rangers: 2-2, 5.66 At Globe Life Park: 1-0, 6.

Angels make trade-deadline move for Brandon Phillips |Aug 31, 2017

The Angels acquired second baseman Brandon Phillips on Thursday night, a deal that came on the heels of their earlier acquisition of All-Star Justin Upton.