One hit enough for Angels in shutout of A's
By Alden Gonzalez and Jane Lee / MLB.com | April 23, 2015
Kole Calhoun blasted a two-run homer off Jesse Chavez and Nick Tropeano pitched six scoreless innings in his season debut on Thursday afternoon, setting the tone in the Angels' 2-0 victory over the A's in Southern California.
Calhoun's homer was the only hit for the Angels' offense, which plated fewer than four runs for the 11th time in 16 games this season.
It came off Chavez in the bottom of the third, two batters after Drew Butera reached first on a throwing error by A's third baseman Brett Lawrie. Calhoun got a 1-1 cutter out over the plate and lined it over the scoreboard in right-center to give him three home runs on the season and eventually help split the four-game series.
The win moved the Angels to 7-9 and was just their second victory in seven home games this season. The A's finished their 10-game road trip with a 5-5 record and are 8-9 on the season.
Scioscia: Hamilton needs 'a lot of evaluation'
By Earl Bloom / Special to MLB.com | April 21, 2015
ANAHEIM -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that outfielder Josh Hamilton (right shoulder surgery) will report to the club's training facility in Arizona in the near future to begin baseball activities. "We'll see where Josh is," the manager said.
"A lot of evaluating needs to take place, both on and off the field. I know Josh is itching to get going..."