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Rivera's homer caps Halos' rally: The Angels erased a three-run deficit and went ahead on Juan Rivera's eighth-inning home run in a 5-4 victory over the Dodgers on Friday. Maicer Izturis had a two-run single in the sixth.
Angels, Izturis reach deal for '09: The Angels avoided an arbitration case Wednesday when they signed infielder Maicer Izturis to a one-year contract.
Halos' Santana files for arbitration: All-Star right-hander Ervin Santana is among five Angels who filed for arbitration on Thursday. He was joined by Darren Oliver, Robb Quinlan, Maicer Izturis and Mike Napoli.
Izturis requires season-ending surgery: An examination with Dr. Steve Shin in Los Angeles revealed that Maicer Izturis had a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb -- the webbing in between the thumb and pointer finger. He will require season-ending surgery.
Izturis gives Angels 11-10 win over Rangers in 11: ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Maicer Izturis drove in the go-ahead run with a pinch single in the 11th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels survived a shaky three outs from closer Francisco Rodriguez in an 11-10 victory over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night....
No. 2 man is No. 1 with Angels: One bright light during the outage, a consistently productive weapon during the Angels' recent offensive struggles, has been Maicer Izturis. The diminutive shortstop has been a big hit, whether he's batting first or second in manager Mike Scioscia's lineup.
Izturis' key hit helps down Rays: Right-hander John Lackey pitched 7 1/3 strong innings, as the Angels beat the Rays, 4-2, on Wednesday in the finale of a three-game set. Gary Matthews Jr. and Vlad Guerrero hit solo homers, and Maicer Izturis added the go-ahead two-run single.
Angels win seventh straight behind Izturis, Garland: Jon Garland allowed two runs in seven-plus innings, Maicer Izturis hit a leadoff homer for the second straight game, and the Los Angeles Angels extended their AL West lead with a 5-3 win over Oakland on Saturday night.
Garland, Izturis lead Angels to 5-3 win over A's: OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Jon Garland allowed two runs in seven-plus innings, Maicer Izturis hit a leadoff homer for the second straight game, and the Los Angeles Angels extended their AL West lead with a 5-3 win over Oakland on Saturday night....
Saunders first in AL to nine wins: Joe Saunders allowed four runs, but only one earned, in seven innings, to become the American League's first nine-game winner, as the Angels beat the host Mariners, 5-4, on Tuesday night. Maicer Izturis knocked in three runs for the Angels.
Mathis, Santana help beat Mariners: Right-hander Ervin Santana allowed two runs on six hits in 7 2/3 innings, as the Angels beat the Mariners, 4-2, on Monday night. Jeff Mathis hit a two-run homer in the third inning to get the offense started. Maicer Izturis and Robb Quinlan drove in a run each.
Angels walk off with win on Izturis' hit: Maicer Izturis flared a single to right to cap a two-run rally in the ninth, as the Angels beat the Blue Jays, 4-3, on Sunday. Jon Garland struggled with command, going just five innings but got a no-decision when the Halos rallied.
NYT>Baseball: Toronto closer B.J. Ryan hit Howie Kendrick with a pitch to force home the tying run in the ninth inning, and Maicer Izturis singled home the game-winner one delivery later.
Izturis moves to 15-day DL: The Angels made two separate moves Thursday to make room for Nick Adenhart by putting Maicer Izturis on the 15-day disabled list and sending Kelvim Escobar to the 60-day DL.
Halos' Aybar gets fourth straight start: Erick Aybar was in the lineup at shortstop for the Angels for the fourth straight game, with Maicer Izturis headed to the bench for the return of Howie Kendrick to the lineup. Kendrick had been sidelined with a thumb contusion.
Angels shortstops making choice tough: Erick Aybar and Maicer Izturis are friends who want the same thing: the shortstop role on manager Mike Scioscia's lineup card. They both have had exceptional Cactus League performances, doing their best to justify the faith management placed in their talents when it shipped Gold Glove shortstop Orlando Cabrera to the White Sox in November for starting pitcher Jon Garland.
Reagins feels positive leaving Nashville: The Angels departed the Winter Meetings having watched the big fish, Miguel Cabrera, get away, becoming the latest Tiger in Detroit's loaded offensive tank. In a positive light, they still own Howie Kendrick, Reggie Willits, Maicer Izturis, Jeff Mathis, Ervin Santana, Joe Saunders, Nick Adenhart and Brandon Wood -- not to mention Torii Hunter and Jon Garland.
Scioscia shakes it up: Trying to punch up his batting order, Angels manager Mike Scioscia last night went with switch-hitting Kendry Morales as his designated hitter, leaving Chone Figgins and Maicer Izturis to reprise their American League Division Series Game 1 assignments in center field (after starting in right in the opener) and at third base, respectively.
Weaver, Angels shut down Jays: Jered Weaver pitched six scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Angels got RBI singles from Vladimir Guerrero, Maicer Izturis and Orlando Cabrera against Roy Halladay to beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-0,...
Izturis fuels Angels' rally vs. Twins: For the second time in as many nights, unassuming second baseman Maicer Izturis played hero, launching a two-run blast in the eighth to lift the Angels to a 4-3 come-from-behind win over Minnesota in the second of a three-game set Saturday.
Angels 4, Twins 3: ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- John Lackey earned his 15th win and Maicer Izturis hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning, rallying the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.
Lackey and Izturis Help Angels Top Twins: ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- John Lackey earned his 15th win and Maicer Izturis hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning, rallying the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night....
Eighth-inning collapse sinks Twins: ANAHEIM, CALIF. Maicer Izturis is listed on the Los Angeles Angels roster at 5-8 and 165 pounds, but the Twins would swear the reserve second baseman is the Paul Bunyan of the West. One night after stunning them with a grand slam, Izturis channeled the Rally Monkey's mystical powers on Saturday night, hitting a two-run, eighth-inning homer off Pat Neshek that lifted the Angels to a 4-3 victory. After Carlos Silva gave up only two hits in seven innings, Neshek took a 2-0 lead to the mound for the eighth, and a short while later, the Twins left Angel Stadium floored by one of the season's mos
Recap: Los Angeles 4, Twins 3: MVP Maicer Izturis, Los Angeles For the second day in a row and the third time this week, the second baseman hit a critical home run, this one giving the Angels a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning. THE STATS 8 Times in 2007, out of 57 appearances, loser Pat Neshek has given up a run. UP NEXT The Twins, 1-4 on the road trip, will turn to Boof Bonser to end their three-game losing streak. Bonser hasn't earned a victory in his past 10 starts.
Izturis' slam takes life out of Twins in blowout: ANAHEIM, CALIF. The Twins watched a second baseman crush their spirits with a home run into the right field seats at Angel Stadium on Friday night. They'd seen it all before, of course. Remember when Adam Kennedy hit those three home runs in Game 5 of the 2002 American League Championship Series? That ended the Twins' season. This time, second baseman Maicer Izturis hit his first career grand slam, just when the Twins were starting to feel good about themselves again, and the Angels rolled to a 10-1 victory. Izturis' grand slam off Scott Baker (6-5) stretched the Angels' lead to 6-1 in th
Lackey gets 15th win as Angels rally: John Lackey earned his 15th win and Maicer Izturis hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning, rallying the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.Carlos Silva held the AL West leaders to two hits through the first seven innings, but Izturis hit a two-run shot off Pat Neshek (6-2) over the 18-foot wall in right field for his fifth homer of the season and third in five games.
Live updates: Twins vs. Los Angeles Angels: ANAHEIM, CALIF. - The Twins watched a second baseman crush their spirits with a home run into the right field seats at Angel Stadium on Friday night. They'd seen it all before, of course. Remember when Adam Kennedy hit those three home runs in Game 5 of the 2002 American League Championship Series? That ended the Twins' season. This time, second baseman Maicer Izturis hit his first career grand slam, just when the Twins were starting to feel good about themselves again, and the Angels rolled to a 10-1 victory. Izturis' grand slam off Scott Baker (6-5) stretched the Angels' lead to 6-1 in t
Kiddie corps helps beat Red Sox: Maicer Izturis hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning as the Angels took a 4-2 decision over the visiting Red Sox on Monday night. Casey Kotchman hit a two-run single to even the game at 2. Starter Jered Weaver got a no-decision despite six strong innings.
Angels Beat Schilling and Red Sox: Maicer Izturis and Jered Weaver combined to ruin Curt Schilling's return from the disabled list....
Schilling loses in return from DL as Angels beat Red Sox 4-2: Curt Schilling didn't make many mistakes in his return from the disabled list Monday night. Two that stood out were his failure to cover first base on a potential double play ball, and a pitch that Maicer Izturis could pull.
AL: Back-to-back HRs lead Angels to win: Sunday's AL roundup: Maicer Izturis and Vladimir Guerrero hit back-to-back homers and Kelvim Escobar allowed four hits over 7 2/3 innings to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
Angels 5, White Sox 2: CHICAGO - Maicer Izturis and Vladimir Guerrero hit back-to-back homers, and Kelvim Escobar allowed four hits over 7 2-3 innings to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox...
Vlad hits 7th homer in Angels' win: Maicer Izturis and Vladimir Guerrero hit back-to-back homers, and Kelvim Escobar allowed four hits over 7 2/3 innings to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.Former Angel Darin Erstad hit a two-run homer in the third, but Escobar (2-1) held the White Sox in check after that, striking out three and walking one. He left after walking Ryan Sweeney with two out in the eighth.
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