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Mariners drive just as fast as their guardian angels can fly, win 2-0

Mariners drive just as fast as their guardian angels can fly, win 2-0

Some wins are comfortable, and others are…less so. They’re still wins, but they feel a little prickly. Right now Kermit the cat is velcroed to my side while I’m typing this recap, expressing his delight in this situation by ever-so-gently kneading my leg with his paws, including the delicate stilettos of his retracted claws. It …

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Bush league Angels defeat Pacific Coast League Mariners 2-1

Bush league Angels defeat Pacific Coast League Mariners 2-1

We live in an age of impunity. The failure to hold people, particularly the most powerful people, accountable for their actions breeds a sense of invincibility and promotes further bad behavior. The exceptions make big news, but across so many dimensions of American society, scandal after scandal continues to unfold right out in the open. …

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Mariners beat Angels again, run winning streak to season-high five games

Mariners beat Angels again, run winning streak to season-high five games

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mariners manager Scott Servais couldn’t believe that his team won Friday night at Angel Stadium despite leaving 16 runners on base. He watched another hard-to-believe victory Saturday night. The Mariners blew one great opportunity after another, and it turned out the thing they needed to change things was a little help from …

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Angels' Ohtani strikes out career-best 13 batters

Angels’ Ohtani strikes out career-best 13 batters

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani adheres to strict routine in nearly every aspect of his life. When his latest mound start was delayed 12 minutes by a pregame ceremony honoring the Los Angeles Angels’ 2002 World Series champions, his meticulous preparation took a hit before he even threw a pitch. A slightly bumpy beginning still …

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Joe Maddon fired by Angels: Manager out in midst of 12-game losing streak, says he was surprised by decision

Joe Maddon fired by Angels: Manager out in midst of 12-game losing streak, says he was surprised by decision

Mired in the longest single-season losing streak in franchise history, the Los Angeles Angels made a change at manager Tuesday afternoon. The team announced Joe Maddon has been relieved of his duties, and third base coach Phil Nevin will serve as interim manager. Maddon’s firing comes on the heels of Angels’ 12th straight loss Monday night, …

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Angels dismiss Maddon amid 12-game losing streak

Angels dismiss Maddon amid 12-game losing streak

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