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Whom you should root for in the AL wild-card race

Eight teams are battling for the last playoff spot in the AL. Here are reasons to care about each, including the Angels and Rangers, who meet tonight.

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BBTN: Dodgers Coping W/Injury, AL Wild Card Race, More

Keith Law talks to Eric Karabell about how the Dodgers will deal with Alex Wood's injury, the AL Wild Card race and more. Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" and a conversation with Eric Longenhagen of Fangraphs.

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Beltre crushes home run to left center (0:20)
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Maybin's pinch-hit single gives Angels lead (0:31)
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Calhoun's solo HR starts the scoring for the Angels (0:22)
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Saturday's longest home runs

Rougned Odor teed off twice against the White Sox, with his second blast reaching the upper deck in right field at Globe Life Park. A pair of rookies flexed their muscles in Saturday's Red Sox-Yankees tilt while Mike Trout's multihomer game in Baltimore gave him six seasons with at least 25 home runs, tying Tim Salmon's Angels record.

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The Orioles and Angels combined for 10 HR on Friday. Elias notes that it was the third time in MLB history that teams combined for 10 HR, which accounted for every run in the game.

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O's Machado caps 3-HR night with walk-off slam

Manny Machado capped a three-homer night with a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied past the Los Angeles Angels 9-7 on Friday night in a game that featured 10 home runs.

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The Angels are the second team in MLB history to give up three walk-off grand slams in a single season, joining the 1963 Cubs. All three grand slams have come since July 25.

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Albert Pujols hit his 609th career HR Friday, tying Sammy Sosa for 8th-most all time. He also ties Sosa for most HR by a player born outside the 50 states.

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Heaney returns from Tommy John

The Angels reinstated LHP Andrew Heaney (Tommy John surgery) from the 60-day disabled list to make his season debut Friday vs. the Orioles. Los Angeles placed LHP Tyler Skaggs on the bereavement list in a corresponding roster move.

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BBTN: Can the Cubs withstand another injury?

Before conversations with Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo and Royals director of pro scouting Gene Watson, Pedro Gomez chats with Bob Nightengale about the Cubs facing another injury, the NL wild-card race, the phenomenal job done by Mike Scioscia this season and more.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Jered Weaver announced his retirement today after 12 seasons and 150 wins in the big leagues. He twice finished in the top three in the Cy Young voting, but he was also one of the more entertaining pitchers to watch with his unusual slingshot delivery and ability to keep batters guessing. Even as he lost his fastball he remained effective for a few seasons, going slow, slower and slowest and displaying the art of pitching.

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Mike Trout closing in on hitting mark

The Angels slugger is closing in on 200 career home runs. If Trout can eclipse the mark this season he would put himself alongside of some Hall of Fame company.

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Valbuena, Calhoun homer to lift Angels past Nationals 3-2

Luis Valbuena and Kole Calhoun homered, Ricky Nolasco bounced back from a rocky first inning before exiting with an injury and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Wednesday to split their two-game series.

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

It is odd that everyone seems to be hitting more home runs but Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun, who homered today, is headed the other direction. Calhoun hit 26 blasts two seasons ago but isn't likely to approach that figure in 2017. One must assume there has been some underlying injury so don't ignore him as a potential top-50 outfielder next season. He could certainly bounce back.

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Veteran pitcher Weaver announces retirement

Three-time All-Star pitcher Jered Weaver announced his retirement from baseball Wednesday, ending a 12-year career spent mostly with the Los Angeles Angels.

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Angels' Heaney set to return after TJ surgery

Angels left-hander Andrew Heaney, who had Tommy John surgery in July 2016, will likely make just his second start since the start of the 2016 season later this week.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs535Tied-25th
Batting Average.24327th
On Base Percentage.31425th
Slugging Percentage.39329th
Earned Run Average4.1310th
Quality Starts5121st
WHIP1.286th
BAA.25110th

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