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TUESDAY ANGELS ROUNDUP: Torii Hunter Likes The Pressure, Trevor Bell Needs To Apply It

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Up next for the Angels: Tuesday at Cleveland -- latimes.com
Trevor Bell vs. Fausto Carmona

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Baltimore Orioles - Live MLB GameTrax - FOX Sports on MSN
Guerrero hit a two-run shot in the sixth and a three-run drive in the seventh.

Probable Pitchers - Trevor bell - angelsbaseball.com: News
The key was his efficiency as he threw just 75 pitches and threw first-pitch strikes to 20 of the 25 batters he faced.

Team Reports - CBSSports.com
Monday was the sixth time this season the Angels have hit four home runs in a game. None of those six came in the first 59 games. Three have come in the last 11.

Team Reports II - CBSSports.com
LHP Joe Saunders has been on the disabled list since Aug. 8 with a sore shoulder for which he received a cortisone shot. Saunders is in the long-toss phase of his throwing program and could begin throwing off a mound later this week. No rehab assignment is planned before he returns to the Angels.

Angels' high-scoring offense offsets team's pitching woes - USATODAY.com
September could be just like old times for the Los Angeles Angels. But if they win their fifth American League West title in six seasons, the methods that produce it likely will be a huge departure from the recent past.

Bert Blyleven on pitching inside - ShysterBall
"I was 39 years old, pitching for the Angels and nearing the final stages of my career. It was my 21st season in the big leagues, and I have to admit that my shoulder was killing me."

Scioscia talks about starting rotation - angelsbaseball.com
"As far as where we are in the rotation, Sean's going to get his next start, and we'll keep moving forward that way until Joe [Saunders] is ready," Scioscia said. "[Saunders] threw a real good long-toss session today, and hopefully he's making good strides to get back on the mound some time."

Playoff odds, 8/18: 88 percent - Sam Miller - OCRegister.com
It’s the highest mark of the year for the Angels

Torii Hunter: Pressure from the Texas Rangers is a good thing -- latimes.com
Center fielder says a tight race for the American League West pennant won't allow the Angels to get complacent with a big lead, like last season.

Washington Huskies quarterback Jake Locker's contract with Los Angeles Angels includes 'parameters' for spring training participation - ESPN
"He'll be in our system at some point," Reagins told the newspaper. "The parameters are outlined in the contract. We'll work with him to make sure he gets the most out of baseball while realizing the commitment he has to continue playing football."

Call it a double bonus - Angels Unplugged - Los Angeles Times
The rollicking momentum they've been riding in recent weeks was given a new double boost in Baltimore on Monday night, when Ervin Santana pitched his second consecutive solid game and Vlad Guerrero continued to swing the bat better than he has in a couple of years.

August 18 - BR Bullpen
Events, births and deaths that occurred on August 18.
1967: A baseball tragedy occurs when Tony Conigliaro of the Red Sox is beaned by the Angels Jack Hamilton. Hit on the left cheekbone, just below the eye socket, Conigliaro will miss the rest of 1967 and all of 1968.
1976: The Angels nip the Tigers 5 - 4 in 11 innings. Nolan Ryan works the first 10, fanning 17.
2000 - The Angels defeat the Yankees, 9 - 8 in 11 innings. Anaheim scores five runs in the 9th to tie the game before Darin Erstad's home run wins it in the 11th. It is the 1st time in 12 years that the New Yorkers blow a 5-run lead in the 9th inning.

Bert Blyleven Drops the F Bomb Twice on the Air
Bert Blyleven successfully turns America's favorite pasttime into America's favorite way to offend millions of people all at the same time.

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