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72-90, 4th in AL West
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16hT.J. Quinn

Angels could face MLB fines over drug policy

The Los Angeles Angels could face sanctions or fines if MLB determines team employees were told of Tyler Skaggs' opioid use before his death and didn't inform the commissioner's office.

Angels employee tells DEA about Skaggs' years of drug abuse (4:33)
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4dAlden Gonzalez

Source: J. Washington among Angels' candidates

Johnny Washington, the 35-year-old hitting coach for the San Diego Padres, is among the candidates for the Los Angeles Angels' managerial vacancy, a source confirmed to ESPN on Friday.

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6dAlden Gonzalez

Source: Showalter, Farrell up for Angels job

John Farrell and Buck Showalter have joined Joe Maddon as candidates for the Los Angeles Angels job left vacant after the firing of Brad Ausmus, a source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday. The LA Times first reported the news.

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9dAlden Gonzalez

Source: Angels, Maddon to discuss manager job

The Los Angeles Angels will interview Joe Maddon for their vacant managerial position Monday, a source confirmed to ESPN on Sunday night.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Walker Buehler, named the Game 1 starter over Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu, threw six scoreless innings on 100 pitches, allowing one hit and three walks while striking out eight. He has retired the last seven hitters on only 26 pitches. The Dodgers' bullpen will take it from there.

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15dAlden Gonzalez

Angels GM mum on Maddon after series of moves

Billy Eppler said the decision to fire manager Brad Ausmus was reached "collectively" and did not provide any hint that the job is Joe Maddon's to lose.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels GM Billy Eppler, alluding to reports that the managerial job is Joe Maddon's to lose: "We have a hiring process to go through, so I think it's premature to say anything contrary to that. We're gonna collect names this afternoon, and particularly plan on sitting down with a number of candidates. I would not handicap it any other way at this moment in time."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels GM Billy Eppler claimed the decision to fire Brad Ausmus was a mutual one, with input from owner Arte Moreno and president John Carpino. He said the three will go over candidates later today and that the potential options "did not" play a role in the decision. Eppler was vague when I asked him how Ausmus' handling of the job prompted him to make a move after just one season, saying the team "fell short of expectations" and that "a new voice" was in the team's best interest.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

In addition to Doug White, the Angels announced that Josh Paul also will not return this season. The new manager will have a new bench coach and a new pitching coach alongside of him. ESPN's Jeff Passan first reported White's departure.

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BBTN: Brewers Injuries, Nationals Pitching, Numbers Game

With the Brewers and Nationals set to face off in tonight's winner-take-all NL Wild Card game, Buster speaks to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Todd Rosiak about Milwauke's swath of injuries (27:43) and MASN's Mark Zuckerman about Washington's pitching approach (34:01). But before that, Buster and Jon Sciambi discuss what kind of deal Anthony Rendon will command in the offseason, the firing of Brad Ausmus and more (3:37). Plus, Sarah Langs and a NL Wild Card-centric "Numbers Game" (22:50).

Will Maddon replace Ausmus in Los Angeles? (1:54)
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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels have fired Brad Ausmus after only one season as their manager, as first reported by ESPN's Buster Olney. This strikes me as a decision made above Billy Eppler, who is heading into the final year of his contract as Angels GM. Joe Maddon seems like the logical replacement.

This Just In  

Angels fire Brad Ausmus as manager after just one year with the team - Buster Olney

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BBTN: Maddon's Exit, Globe Life Park, Manager Changes

Buster and Tim Kurkjian relive the top 10 moments from an emotional weekend in baseball (5:48). They also discuss Joe Maddon's firing, the future of Brad Ausmus in Anaheim and some other names linked to managerial vacancies. Plus, Todd Radom rejoins Buster and Troy for "Cap Talk" (29:28) and an American figure says goodbye to a great American ballpark (36:19).

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Astros' Cole gets 20th win, tops AL in ERA, Ks

Gerrit Cole earned his career-high 20th win, added to his major league-leading strikeout total and finished with the best ERA in the AL with an 8-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

A race that is over for now: The Angels' Albert Pujols was removed for a pinch-runner after singling against Houston, his 3,202nd career hit. Thus he will finish the season with a career average that still rounds up to .300. If he had gone 0 for 4 today, it would have rounded down to .299.

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Verlander gets 3,000th K, Astros clinch home field

Justin Verlander recorded two strikeout milestones, getting his 3,000th in the majors and career-high 300th of the season, and the Houston Astros clinched home-field advantage throughout the postseason with a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on...

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Soler snaps tie with Trout for AL home run lead

With one day left in the season, Jorge Soler could become the first Royals player to win the AL home run crown as he hit two Saturday to give him 47 for the season.

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Astros clinch home field in AL playoffs, beat Angels 4-0

Alex Bregman hit his 41st homer, Michael Brantley added a three-run shot in the eighth inning and the Houston Astros clinched home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs with a 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs769Tied-15th
Batting Average.24718th
On Base Percentage.32414th
Slugging Percentage.42220th
Earned Run Average5.1225th
Quality Starts2228th
WHIP1.3822nd
BAA.25418th