Clayton Kershaw, who extended his scoreless streak to 37 innings with eight innings of two-hit ball and led the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the Angels on Satruday, according to a Yahoo.com report.
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Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson expects to have season-ending surgery to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow.
Wilson revealed Saturday that he has attempted to pitch through the injury since April, saying that he had hoped to complete the season before the "eventuality" of surgery.
But after undergoing an MRI and other tests Friday, Wilson acknowledged that he likely will need to cut this season short in order to avoid a more serious injury.
The Los Angeles Angels acquired a pair of outfielders in David Murphy and David DeJesus on Tuesday afternoon.
Los Angeles acquired DeJesus from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for right-hander Eduar Lopez just minutes after it was reported that the Cleveland Indians sent Murphy to the Angels for infielder Eric Stamets.
The Angels have now acquired three outfielders, including Shane Victorino from the Boston Red Sox on Monday, this week.
The Boston Red Sox have traded Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Angels for Josh Rutledge.
Boston will pay $3.8 million of the $4.9 million remaining on Victorino's contract, according to a Major League source.
The Los Angeles Angels are among the teams interested in David Murphy of the Cleveland Indians.
It was reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post that Cleveland would like young hitters in return for Murphy.
Murphy, 33, is hitting .299/.347/.443 in 224 plate appearances. He is owed $6 million this season and has a $500,000 buyout on his $7 million team option for 2016.
The Los Angeles Angels are talking to clubs about trading some of their pitching depth for a left fielder, according to Major League sources.
The Angels will have six starters when Jered Weaver returns from a left hip injury. Garrett Richards, Matt Shoemaker, C.J. Wilson, Hector Santiago and Andrew Heaney have a 2.61 ERA since Weaver last pitched on June 20.
"The two names mentioned most often by opposing executives as likely to be traded by the Angels are Shoemaker and Wilson — and young first baseman/DH C.J. Cron also could be used to deepen a deal," writes Joel Sherman.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been mentioned as a possible trade partner as they look for a starter to pair with Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke at the top of their rotation. They also have a potential solution for the Angels in Andre Ethier.
The Los Angeles Angels would prefer to add a hitter under contract past this season, but are now warming to the idea of acquiring a rental bat for the stretch run.
That includes a possible deal for Yoenis Cespedes depending on the price.
Los Angeles would also like to add a bench piece capable of starting a few times each week.
Albert Pujols hit three home runs in one doubleheader on Monday for the Los Angeles Angels.
Pujols now has 549 career home runs, allowing him to pass Mike Schmidt for sole possession of 15th place on the all-time list.
He has also passed Ted Williams, Jimmie Foxx, Willie McCovey, Frank Thomas on the home run list this season.
"At the end of my career -- and I'm going to continue saying this until the last time I wear a uniform -- I'm going to have time to think about it," Pujols said. "It's hard for me to think about it, who I'm passing, who's in front of me, because that's not my main focus. Arte [Moreno, the Angels' owner] brought me here, to the Angels organization, for one thing only, and that's to accomplish a championship for our fans. I'm going to try to do my best."
The Los Angeles Angels have long been linked to a bat as the trade deadline approaches and they continue to cast a wide net.
The Angels would prefer a left-handed bat to man left field, but they are more concerned with obtaining a player that can be controlled past this season.
Los Angeles would consider a rental player, but Justin Upton of the San Diego Padres isn't an option.
Buckets of rain fell in Southern California on Sunday, leading to a postponement of what was to have been an ESPN-televised game between the Red Sox and Angels. The teams waited for nearly 2½ hours before the game was postponed.
The rainout was the 11th in the 49-year history of Angel Stadium, and the first since June 16, 1995, when the Angels were washed out of a game against the White Sox. The Angels had played 1,609 consecutive home games without being rained out.