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2019 Schedule
40-40, 4th in AL West
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1hAlden Gonzalez

Ohtani throws off mound, but won't pitch in 2019

Even though Shohei Ohtani threw off a bullpen mound at Angel Stadium on Wednesday, Los Angeles manager Brad Ausmus reiterated that there's no chance he'll pitch in a game this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in October.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels activated Trevor Cahill off the injured list, but will demote him to a bullpen role. Cahill, Matt Harvey and Cody Allen, the Angels' big offseason pitching signings, have combined for a 7.13 ERA.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani threw off a mound for the first time since surgery. He threw 60 pitches at roughly 50-percent intensity, 10 with a catcher squatting. He told Angels manager Brad Ausmus that he felt "great." No, he will not pitch this season. "No chance," Ausmus said.

Rengifo cranks 3-run homer in Angels' win (0:27)
La Stella legs out inside-the-park homer (0:38)
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BBTN: Pujols in STL, Mets' Issues, Uni Quiz

Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about Albert Pujols' return to St. Louis, the Mets' continued issues and the sinking Phillies (17:10). Plus, an interview with Angels IF Tommy La Stella (34:18) and a "Uni Quiz" with Todd Radom (36:37).

Pujols: This weekend one of the best of my career (1:23)
Pujols, Molina swap jerseys after the game (0:39)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

You just knew it would happen, right? Albert Pujols homers at Busch Stadium, taking Dakota Hudson into the left-field bullpen. The crowd is still buzzing. You would have thought the Cardinals had just won the World Series. Of course, Pujols doesn't play for the Cards and despite his visiting player status, he answered the crowd's plea for a curtain call. Just an amazing moment.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The announced attendance at Busch Stadium tonight for Albert Pujols' return: 48,423. It's the second-largest crowd in the history of Busch Stadium III.

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Pujols' Busch Stadium return 'just pretty amazing'

It had been nearly 11 years since Albert Pujols last played in Busch Stadium prior to Friday night. Greeted with ovations before all three plate appearances, he said there were several times when he nearly shed tears during the game.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The ovation for Albert Pujols at Busch Stadium went on for about 1 minutes and 20 seconds when he stepped to the plate for the first time tonight. It may have never stopped if Michael Wacha had not finally thrown a pitch. Pujols tipped his helmet to the crowd, pointed to the Cardinals' dugout and hugged St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina. Then he just missed barreling one up, flying out to medium-deep center. Great moment in St. Louis.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs406
Batting Average.260
On Base Percentage.338
Slugging Percentage.440
Earned Run Average4.93
Quality Starts13
WHIP1.35
BAA.247