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MONDAY ANGELS ROUNDUP: Angels Sweep Yanks, Division Leaders At Break

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Yankees have a new owner: It's the Angels - Los Angeles Times
Angels continue their remarkable success against the mighty Yankees, scratching out a 5-4 victory to complete a three-game sweep.

Scioscia targets pitching after break -
The Angels' rotation was supposed to stabilize after Lackey and Ervin Santana returned from spring injuries. But in their absence, the Angels' starting pitchers had one of the lowest ERAs in the American League — 3.78 through the first 34 games. In 52 games since, however, Angels starters have a 5.20 ERA.

The Los Angeles Angels Need To Replace Bats with Balls - Bleacher Report
The next month is going to seriously test the mettle of the Angels. Hunter and Vladdy out means more pressure on...the pitchers.

Brandon Wood's memories could help him succeed with Angels - Los Angeles Times
Brandon Wood sighs when he thinks of that night, that still-unbelievable wreck, particularly when he thinks of Henry Pearson. "He was one of my five or six best friends," Wood says. "The kid was just awesome. I can't think of a time I ever had a conversation with him when he was in a bad mood."

rallymonkeys: Wood debuts at first base
Brandon Wood, with all of five professional games of experience at the position, found himself on the lineup card at first base and batting seven against the Yankees' CC Sabathia on Sunday at Angel Stadium.

Team Reports - MLB at
BY THE NUMBERS 26 -- Comeback wins in the first half by the Angels, the most in the majors.

Bugs & Cranks " The Average All-Star Makes Less Than The Average Yankee
The one that really jumps out at me is that the average salary of a 2009 All-Star is $7,404,184, which is $410,917 less than what the average New York Yankee makes — $7,748,046.

Field set, Derby promises to thrill -
The 2009 State Farm Home Run Derby field was finalized on Sunday, when American League home run leader Carlos Pena was named to replace the Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia on the AL roster for Tuesday's All-Star Game and as the fourth AL entrant in the Derby.

Oh, The Things We Could Demolish Today - Disco demolition night - Deadspin
Thirty years ago today (Sunday) was the death of disco at Comiskey Park. A wacky promotion turned into Woodstock '79 as tens of thousands of rock and roll purists stormed the field.

July 13 - BR Bullpen
Events, births and deaths that occurred on July 13.