The Angels' hit list

With Garret Anderson extending his hit streak to 21 games Monday, he is now within seven games of his team-record hit streak. Here is the list of the best hit streaks in team history:

28 – Garret Anderson (1998)
25 – Rod Carew (1982)
23 – Jim Edmonds (1995)
22 – Sandy Alomar (1970)
21 – Darin Erstad (2005)
Robb Quinlan (2004)
Randy Velarde (1996)
Bobby Grich (1981)
Garret Anderson (2008)

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Mariners cut into Angels TV time

Apparently the Seattle Mariners’ struggles this season have cost the Angels a chance at another nationally televised game. Fox has informed the Angels they are not interested in televising their Saturday, Sept. 13 game against the Mariners.

That game was supposed to start at 12:55 p.m., but since it won’t be on national television, the Angels are changing it to a 6:05 p.m. start. Starting the game in the evening is the only way the Angels could televise it locally. The game will likely be broadcast on FSN West, although the Angels have not finalized that plan.

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Napoli getting close to a return

Mike Napoli is expected to play all nine innings in a rehab start at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday night. Napoli, out with a bad right shoulder, could be back on the roster by the end of the week.

Never been to Rancho Cucamonga to see a game? Tuesday might be the perfect night. Not only will Napoli play, the Quakes are putting on a promotion where tickets are selling for $5.40. That would be in honor of the 5.4 magnitude earthquake that was centered in Chino Hills last week.

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Angels make bullpen move

The Angels just announced that side-arm relief pitcher Darren O’Day was optioned back to Triple-A Salt Lake. To take his place on the roster, Shane Loux had his contract purchased by the club.

O’Day was in his second stint with the Angels this season and his most recent stay began June 9. He originally made the roster out of spring training. He had been scored upon just three times in his 11 outings since June 9, but gave up at least three runs each time. He pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings against the Yankees on Saturday but in the series opener Thursday he gave up three runs without getting an out.

Loux (pronnounced “Lukes”) was 12-6 with a 3.98 ERA at Salt Lake in 22 starts. He did not have a relief appearance. Loux finally gives the Angels a long man in the bullpen, something they haven’t had since Dustin Moseley was last with the team.

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