Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani strikes out career-high 13 batters in 5-0 win over Kansas City Royals

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani strikes out career-high 13 batters in 5-0 win over Kansas City Royals

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Shohei Ohtani adheres to strict routine in nearly every aspect of his life. When his latest mound start was delayed 12 minutes by a pregame ceremony honoring the Los Angeles Angels’ 2002 World Series champions, his meticulous preparation took a hit before he even threw a pitch. A slightly bumpy beginning still … Read more

Kansas City Royals overcome Shohei Ohtani’s 2 HRs, 8 RBIs to edge Los Angeles Angels

Kansas City Royals overcome Shohei Ohtani’s 2 HRs, 8 RBIs to edge Los Angeles Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. -Shohei Ohtani hit two three-run homers, including a dramatic tying drive in the bottom of the ninth inning. He drove in a career-high eight runs, the most by a Japanese-born player in major league history. And somehow, it still wasn’t enough for his Los Angeles Angels to beat the Kansas City Royals. Whit … Read more

Dodgers’ Tyler Anderson loses no-hit bid with one out in ninth inning against Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels

Dodgers’ Tyler Anderson loses no-hit bid with one out in ninth inning against Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels

LOS ANGELES – Tyler Anderson left a cutter out over the plate and knew he had surrendered his first hit as soon as it left Shohei Ohtani’s bat. The resulting line drive traveled at 98.2 mph down the right-field line with one out in Wednesday’s ninth inning. Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts dove … Read more

Top candidates to be the Anaheim Angels’ next manager

Top candidates to be the Anaheim Angels’ next manager

Shohei Ohtani (l.) And Mike TroutPhoto: Getty Images Two weeks ago, the Los Angeles Angels were on top of the world. They had the best record in the AL West. Mike Trout was healthy and playing at the level we’ve come to expect. Shohei Ohtani had gotten off to a rocky start on the mound, … Read more

Top candidates to be the Anaheim Angels’ next manager

Top candidates to be the Anaheim Angels’ next manager

Shohei Ohtani (l.) And Mike TroutPhoto: Getty Images Two weeks ago, the Los Angeles Angels were on top of the world. They had the best record in the AL West. Mike Trout was healthy and playing at the level we’ve come to expect. Shohei Ohtani had gotten off to a rocky start on the mound, … Read more

Angels fire Joe Maddon as losing slide continues

Angels fire Joe Maddon as losing slide continues

Manager Joe Maddon was fired by the Angels yesterday.Image: Getty Images With every passing year, the pressure on the Angels ratchets up just a little more as Mike Trout ages. It’s now common thought that the Angels have basically wasted the career of perhaps the best player of all time, and there’s a breaking point … Read more