2012 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
2012 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim primary logo
The logo of the Angels during their 2012 campaign
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record89–73 (.549)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Arte Moreno
General manager(s)Jerry Dipoto
Manager(s)Mike Scioscia
Local televisionFSN West
KCOP (My 13)
(Victor Rojas, Mark Gubicza)
Local radioKLAA (AM 830)

KSPN (AM 710)
(Terry Smith, José Mota)

Spanish: KWKW (AM 1330)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 2012 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim season was the franchise's 52nd season and 47th in Anaheim (all of them at Angel Stadium of Anaheim). The Angels would miss the playoffs for the 3rd straight season, finishing third in the AL West at 89-73.

2011–12 offseason

Front office and business

The day after the end of the 2011 Regular Season, the Angels vowed to be "creative" and "aggressive" in their approach to the upcoming offseason because of the team missing out on the postseason two years in a row for the first time since 2000–01.[1] Just a day after that statement, the Angels announced that general manager Tony Reagins had resigned with owner Arte Moreno saying that "we felt a change was needed", Reagins will remain part of the front office in a different capacity.[2] On October 27, 2011, it was reported that the Angels will hire Jerry Dipoto to serve as the franchise's eleventh general manager, there will be an official announcement by the Angels on October 28.[3] The Angels also signed a major new television deal with Fox Sports worth $3 billion over a span of 20 years which works out to $150 million a year. It is the new TV deal, that many speculate, enabled the Angels to spend so much in the 2011–12 offseason.[4]

Albert Pujols and C. J. Wilson

On December 8, 2011, the Angels shocked the baseball world by signing former St. Louis Cardinals star Albert Pujols and Texas Rangers ace C. J. Wilson spending up to $331 million on the two players.[5] According to analysts, Pujols was regarded as the best offensive player (along with arguably being the best player of this generation) and Wilson being the best pitcher on the market. Pujols had been a mainstay in the St. Louis Cardinals organization for 11 years prior to the signing and the Angels reportedly came into the negotiations at the last minute to sign the prized free agent. All media speculation prior to Dec 8 surrounding Pujols was centered around the Cardinals and Miami Marlins, while not as much as the Marlins, the Angels reported offer of $254 million over 10 years was much more than the reported offer by the Cardinals and had a full no-trade clause.[6] As for C. J. Wilson, analysts predicted that the Angels would go after him, and while the Marlins offered him more money and a longer contract term, the Orange County native opted to return home and play for the Angels for a reported $77.5 million over 5 years.[7] The two prize signings were introduced to the Southern California media and fans on December 10 in front of the two large hats at Angel Stadium. Because the press conference was outdoors and in front of the stadium, fans were encouraged to attend and anywhere between 3,000 and 5,000 fans attended to get a glimpse of the two new Angels.[8][9] Also, within just a few days of the signings, the Angels reportedly sold over 1,000 new season ticket packages, 500 online subscriptions, and a large spike in merchandise sales at the Angels team store in Anaheim.[10]

Other transactions

One of the first moves made by new general manager Jerry Dipoto was to acquire former Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta for pitcher Tyler Chatwood and sending former Angels catcher Jeff Mathis to Toronto in order to make room at the catching position for Iannetta.[11][12] On December 7, the Angels signed veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins a fact that was somewhat overshadowed by the Pujols and Wilson signings just a day later.[13] Later, on December 12, the Angels announced that all eligible players will be tendered a contract, including Kendrys Morales, the slugger who has not played since his breaking his leg early in the 2010 season.[14] The Angels also re-signed pitcher Jerome Williams to a one-year deal.[15] The Angels gave 2B Howie Kendrick a 4-year $33 million deal They also released OF Chris Pettit and signed Francisco Rodriguez (Angels) to a $2 million deal.

Spring training

Tempe Diablo Stadium before a Spring training game
Tempe Diablo Stadium before a Spring training game

The Cactus League slate of games for the Angels began on Monday 1, March on the road against Oakland, a 9–1 Angels victory. Their first home game at Tempe Diablo Stadium was a 6–2 win on Tuesday, March 6 against the Chicago White Sox.

Spring training notes

The 2012 season marks the Angels 20th season at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Arizona and the 7th season since the venue's massive renovations were completed in 2006.

The Angels came into the Spring with high expectations for the following 2012 campaign due to the large amount of money spent by owner Arte Moreno in the offseason signing slugger Albert Pujols and lefty C. J. Wilson. Both prized acquisitions played in the Angels first spring game against the Athletics and the two did not disappoint: Pujols went 2 for three with 1 run scored and 1 run batted in while Wilson threw 2 complete innings with no runs and giving up only one hit. Because of the high expectations for the Angels in 2012, the Angels are expecting larger than usual crowds in Tempe this spring. One of the biggest questions surrounding the Angels franchise going into the Spring training was whether or not Kendrys Morales would make a comeback from breaking his ankle in 2010. Morales played in his first baseball game in nearly two years on March 16, 2012 in a minor league game and played in his first major league game of any kind on March 22.[16] In that game, Morales went two for three with a run scored and was described by Angels personnel and Morales as a large step forward for the slugger.[17] On March 23, in a split squad game against the Cleveland Indians in Goodyear, Morales again went two for three with a run scored in only his second game of the spring, but this time with his first home run since the 2010 regular season.[18] According to the Angels radio broadcaster Terry Smith, the Angels have already sold out six home games at Tempe Diablo Stadium. The first sell-out crowd of the spring was for an Angels loss to the San Diego Padres on March 9. The Angels finished their spring training slate of games on April 4, 2012 with a record of 19–12–2, good for 3rd place in the Cactus League in terms of win percentage and 2nd in terms of number of wins (19). The average attendance at Tempe Diablo Stadium was 8,675 (total of 130,126) which was an average of 90.76% capacity. The Angels also sold out 9 of their 15 home Cactus League games.

Regular season

See the game log below for detailed game-by-game regular season information.

The season for the Angels began on Friday, April 6 at home against Kansas City. Their first road game was on Monday, April 9 at Minnesota. Their longest homestand was between July 20–29 (10 home games), and their longest road trip was May 18–27 and July 30 – August 8 (10 road games). Their final game of the regular season was on Wednesday, October 3 on the road against Seattle.

Notable dates

April

April 6–8: Opening series at home against the Kansas City Royals. Despite winning the opening game of the series and season, the Angels would go on to lose the series two games to one.
Angel Stadium on Opening Day
Angel Stadium on Opening Day
Opening Day lineup:
1. Erick Aybar (SS)
2. Howie Kendrick (2B)
3. Albert Pujols (1B)
4. Torii Hunter (RF)
5. Vernon Wells (LF)
6. Kendrys Morales (DH)
7. Mark Trumbo (3B)
8. Chris Iannetta (C)
9. Peter Bourjos (CF)
P. Jered Weaver (RHP)
April 16–19: First series against an AL West division opponent, the series will take place against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium. The Athletics took the series, three games to one.
April 20–22: The Angels defeated the then-AL East leading Baltimore Orioles two games to one to capture their first series win of the 2012 campaign.

May

April 30 – May 2: The Angels win their second series of the 2012 campaign in a sweep over the visiting Minnesota Twins. In the final game of the series, Angels pitcher Jered Weaver threw the franchise's tenth no-hitter in a 9-0 shutout victory.
May 11–13: First series against the defending AL West and American League champion Texas Rangers, it will take place in Arlington, Texas. The Halos ended up falling to the defending AL champions, two games to one.
May 18: Interleague play will begin for the Angels against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. While the Padres ended up winning the series two games to one, the Angels continued their recent success over the National League by finishing interleague play with a record of 12–6, which was good for the third best interleague record in the Major Leagues only behind the Rangers and Yankees.
May 22–29: The Angels went on an eight-game winning streak by teaching two of three from Oakland, sweeping Seattle in a four game set, and winning the first two games in a three game series against the visiting Yankees. During the eight game win streak, the Angels went above the .500 mark for the first time since opening day.

June

June 11–13: The Angels faced the cross-town rival Dodgers in Los Angeles. The Angels would go on to win the series two games to one. During the first game of the series, the crowd at Dodger Stadium cheered upon hearing that the Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils 6–1 to win the Stanley Cup in Game 6 of the Finals.[19]
June 18–20: The San Francisco Giants visited Angel Stadium for the first time since the 2002 World Series and the result was not much different: the Angels won the series two games to one.
June 22–24: The Freeway Series resumed in Anaheim. The Angels went on to win the series two games to one and the season series four games to two. The Angels also improved their all-time record against the Dodgers to 54–38, and Angels manager (and former Dodgers catcher) Mike Scioscia's record over his former team to 49–29.
June 26: The Angels took sole control of a playoff berth (the second wild card spot) for the first time in the 2012 campaign after defeating the Baltimore Orioles in a 7–3 decision.

July

July 8: The Angels end the "first half" of the season a season-high 10 games over the .500 mark after defeating the Baltimore Orioles 6–0. Los Angeles was also in control of the first wild card spot and extended their lead to 2½ games over the very same Orioles.
July 9: 2012 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby. Angels slugger Mark Trumbo participated in the derby at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, he ended up finishing third behind champion Prince Fielder and runner-up José Bautista.
July 10: 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The National League won their third All-Star game in a row and secured home field advantage for the National League champion in the World Series. Four Angels were featured at the mid-summer classic: Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo, Jered Weaver, and C. J. Wilson. Reliever Ernesto Frieri was up for the last spot on the American League roster in the final vote, but he ended up falling to Texas pitcher Yu Darvish. Three of the four Angels made it into the game with Weaver pitching a scoreless frame in the top of the fifth inning and Trout going 1-1 with a walk. Wilson was unable to pitch in the game due to injury.
July 20–22: After stumbling out of the All-Star break losing two series against New York and Detroit, the Angels came home and promptly took two of three from the division leading Texas Rangers. By virtue of the series win, Los Angeles was able to gain some ground on the Rangers and after the series they sat five games out of first in the American League West.
July 27: The Angels acquired Zack Greinke from the Milwaukee Brewers on July 27 for rookie infielder Jean Segura and minor league pitchers Ariel Peña and John Hellweg. Greinke made his Angel debut against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 29, and despite a good outing, he suffered the loss in a 2–0 Rays win.

September

September 28–30: Final home series of the regular season, the Angels will face the division rival Seattle Mariners.

October

October 1–3: Final series of the regular season.

Schedule and results

Regular season

2012 Game Log
April: 8–15 (Home: 5–6; Road: 3–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Stadium Box GB
1 April 6 Royals 5–0 Weaver (1–0) Crow (0–1) 44,106 1–0 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 0
2 April 7 Royals 6–3 Hochevar (1–0) Haren (0–1) 40,022 1–1 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -1
3 April 8 Royals 7–3 Sánchez (1–0) Santana (0–1) Broxton (1) 32,227 1–2 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L2 -1½
4 April 9 @ Twins 5–1 Wilson (1–0) Blackburn (0–1) 39,414 2–2 Target Field W1 -1
5 April 11 @ Twins 6–5 Gray (1–0) Takahashi (0–1) Capps (1) 31,413 2–3 Target Field L1 -1½
6 April 12 @ Twins 10–9 Gray (2–0) Thompson (0–1) Capps (2) 31,782 2–4 Target Field L2 -2½
7 April 13 @ Yankees 5–0 Kuroda (1–1) Santana (0–2) 49,386 2–5 Yankee Stadium L3 -3½
8 April 14 @ Yankees 7–1 Wilson (2–0) Hughes (0–2) 46,829 3–5 Yankee Stadium W1 -3½
9 April 15 @ Yankees 11–5 Nova (2–0) Williams (0–1) 41,055 3–6 Yankee Stadium L1 -4½
10 April 16 Athletics 6–0 Weaver (2–0) McCarthy (0–2) 27,338 4–6 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -4½
11 April 17 Athletics 5–3 Fuentes (1–0) Jepsen (0–1) Balfour (3) 41,016 4–7 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -5
12 April 18 Athletics 6–0 Colón (3–1) Santana (0–3) 27,217 4–8 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L2 -6
13 April 19 Athletics 4–2 Milone (2–1) Wilson (2–1) Balfour (4) 27,864 4–9 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L3 -7
14 April 20 Orioles 6–3 Williams (1–1) Matusz (0–3) Walden (1) 32,272 5–9 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -6½
15 April 21 Orioles 6–3 Weaver (3–0) Arrieta (1–1) 38,054 6–9 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W2 -6
16 April 22 Orioles 3–2 (10) Strop (2–1) Hawkins (0–1) Johnson (7) 38,221 6–10 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -7
17 April 24 @ Rays 5–0 Price (3–1) Santana (0–4) 14,933 6–11 Tropicana Field L2 -7½
18 April 25 @ Rays 3–2 Hellickson (3–0) Wilson (2–2) Rodney (6) 14,638 6–12 Tropicana Field L3 -8½
19 April 26 @ Rays 4–3 Gomes (1–1) Walden (0–1) 15,417 6–13 Tropicana Field L4 -9
20 April 27 @ Indians 3–2 Pestano (1–0) Carpenter (0–1) 12,597 6–14 Progressive Field L5 -9
21 April 28 @ Indians 2–1 Haren (1–1) Gómez (1–1) Downs (1) 11,316 7–14 Progressive Field W1 -9
22 April 29 @ Indians 4–0 Lowe (4–1) Santana (0–5) 15,421 7–15 Progressive Field L1 -9
23 April 30 Twins 4–3 Wilson (3–2) Blackburn (0–3) Downs (2) 27,027 8–15 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -9
May: 18–11 (Home: 7–5; Road: 11–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Stadium Box GB
24 May 1 Twins 4–0 Williams (2–1) Liriano (0–4) 30,039 9–15 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W2 -8
25 May 2 Twins 9–0 Weaver (4–0)* Hendriks (0–2) 27,288 10–15 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W3 -7
26 May 3 Blue Jays 5–0 Morrow (3–1) Haren (1–2) 28,359 10–16 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -7½
27 May 4 Blue Jays 4–0 Álvarez (2–2) Santana (0–6) 33,160 10–17 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L2 -7½
28 May 5 Blue Jays 6–2 Wilson (4–2) Drabek (2–3) 39,018 11–17 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -7½
29 May 6 Blue Jays 4–3 Williams (3–1) Hutchison (1–1) Hawkins (1) 37,548 12–17 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W2 -6½
30 May 7 @ Twins 8–3 Weaver (5–0) Liriano (0–5) 31,382 13–17 Target Field W3 -6½
31 May 8 @ Twins 5–0 Diamond (1–0) Haren (1–3) 30,776 13–18 Target Field L1 -7½
32 May 9 @ Twins 6–2 Santana (1–6) Pavano (2–3) 31,915 14–18 Target Field W1 -7
33 May 11 @ Rangers 10–3 Darvish (5–1) Wilson (4–3) 48,201 14–19 Rangers Ballpark in Arlington L1 -8
34 May 12 @ Rangers 4–2 Carpenter (1–1) Harrison (4–3) Downs (3) 47,699 15–19 Rangers Ballpark in Arlington W1 -7
35 May 13 @ Rangers 13–6 Feliz (3–1) Weaver (5–1) 46,669 15–20 Rangers Ballpark in Arlington L1 -8
36 May 14 Athletics 5–0 Ross (2–3) Haren (1–4) 32,851 15–21 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L2 -8
37 May 15 Athletics 4–0 Santana (2–6) Colón (3–4) 31,762 16–21 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -7
38 May 16 White Sox 7–2 Williams (4–1) Floyd (3–4) 39,027 17–21 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W2 -7
39 May 17 White Sox 6–1 Sale (4–2) Wilson (4–4) 30,786 17–22 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -7
40 May 18 @ Padres 7–2 Weaver (6–1) Suppan (2–2) 31,389 18–22 Petco Park W1 -7
41 May 19 @ Padres 3–2 Gregerson (1–0) Haren (1–5) Thayer (5) 43,427 18–23 Petco Park L1 -7
42 May 20 @ Padres 3–2 (13) Mikolas (1–1) Pauley (0–1) 33,975 18–24 Petco Park L2 -8
43 May 21 @ Athletics 2–1 Milone (6–3) Williams (4–2) Fuentes (4) 11,292 18–25 O.co Coliseum L3 -8
44 May 22 @ Athletics 5–0 Wilson (5–4) Godfrey (0–4) 12,894 19–25 O.co Coliseum W1 -8
45 May 23 @ Athletics 3–1 (11) Walden (1–1) Norberto (0–1) Frieri (1) 23,617 20–25 O.co Coliseum W2 -7
46 May 24 @ Mariners 3–0 Haren (2–5) Vargas (5–4) 18,048 21–25 Safeco Field W3 -6½
47 May 25 @ Mariners 6–4 Isringhausen (1–0) League (0–4) Downs (4) 23,517 22–25 Safeco Field W4 -6½
48 May 26 @ Mariners 5–3 Williams (5–2) Hernández (4–4) Frieri (2) 29,483 23–25 Safeco Field W5 -6½
49 May 27 @ Mariners 4–2 Wilson (6–4) Noesí (2–6) Downs (5) 24,467 24–25 Safeco Field W6 -6½
50 May 28 Yankees 9–8 Walden (2–1) Wade (0–1) 44,016 25–25 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W7 -6½
51 May 29 Yankees 5–1 Haren (3–5) Pettitte (2–2) 42,065 26–25 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W8 -5½
52 May 30 Yankees 6–5 Nova (6–2) Takahashi (0–2) Soriano (6) 40,111 26–26 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -5½
*Jered Weaver threw the tenth no-hitter in Angels history.
June: 17–9 (Home: 9–6; Road: 8–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Stadium Box GB
53 June 1 Rangers 4–2 Williams (6–2) Lewis (4–4) Frieri (3) 40,080 27–26 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -4½
54 June 2 Rangers 3–2 Cassevah (1–0) Darvish (7–3) Frieri (4) 44,227 28–26 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W2 -3½
55 June 3 Rangers 7–3 Harrison (7–3) Haren (3–6) 42,465 28–27 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -4½
56 June 4 Mariners 8–6 Vargas (7–4) Santana (2–7) Wilhelmsen (1) 36,079 28–28 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L2 -4½
57 June 5 Mariners 6–1 Richards (1–0) Beavan (3–5) 35,021 29–28 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -4½
58 June 6 Mariners 8–6 Kelley (1–2) Williams (6–3) Wilhelmsen (2) 37,342 29–29 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -4
59 June 8 @ Rockies 7–2 Wilson (7–4) White (2–4) 41,814 30–29 Coors Field W1 -4
60 June 9 @ Rockies 11–5 Haren (4–6) Francis (0–1) 37,801 31–29 Coors Field W2 -3
61 June 10 @ Rockies 10–8 Santana (3–7) Friedrich (4–2) Downs (6) 37,722 32–29 Coors Field W3 -3
62 June 11* @ Dodgers 3–2 Isringhausen (2–0) Jansen (4–1) Frieri (5) 50,559 33–29 Dodger Stadium W4 -2½
63 June 12* @ Dodgers 5–2 Wright (3–2) Williams (6–4) Jansen (10) 55,279 33–30 Dodger Stadium L1 -3½
64 June 13* @ Dodgers 2–1 Hawkins (1–1) Jansen (4–2) Frieri (6) 43,494 34–30 Dodger Stadium W1 -3½
65 June 15 Diamondbacks 5–0 Cahill (5–5) Haren (4–7) 37,096 34–31 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -4
66 June 16 Diamondbacks 2–0 Santana (4–7) Saunders (4–5) 42,483 35–31 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -4
67 June 17 Diamondbacks 2–0 Richards (2–0) Kennedy (5–7) Frieri (7) 42,222 36–31 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W2 -4
68 June 18 Giants 5–3 Cain (9–2) Williams (6–5) Casilla (19) 41,234 36–32 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -5
69 June 19 Giants 12–5 Wilson (8–4) Zito (5–5) 38,010 37–32 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -5
70 June 20 Giants 6–0 Weaver (7–1) Vogelsong (6–3) 40,321 38–32 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W2 -5
71 June 22* Dodgers 8–5 Haren (5–7) Billingsley (4–6) Frieri (8) 44,548 39–32 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W3 -5
72 June 23* Dodgers 3–1 Capuano (9–2) Santana (4–8) Jansen (12) 44,512 39–33 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -5
73 June 24* Dodgers 5–3 Downs (1–0) Lindblom (2–2) Frieri (9) 43,975 40–33 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -5
74 June 26 @ Orioles 7–3 Wilson (9–4) Matusz (5–9) 24,296 41–33 Oriole Park at Camden Yards W2 -4½
75 June 27 @ Orioles 13–1 Weaver (8–1) Hammel (8–3) 18,055 42–33 Oriole Park at Camden Yards W3 -4½
76 June 28 @ Blue Jays 9–7 Haren (6–7) Cecil (1–1) Frieri (10) 24,668 43–33 Rogers Centre W4 -4½
77 June 29 @ Blue Jays 7–5 Cordero (3–4) Walden (2–2) Janssen (9) 24,538 43–34 Rogers Centre L1 -5½
78 June 30 @ Blue Jays 11–2 Álvarez (5–6) Richards (2–1) 29,287 43–35 Rogers Centre L2 -6½
*Freeway Series, Angels win 4–2.
July: 14–12 (Home: 8–5; Road: 6–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Stadium Box GB
79 July 1 @ Blue Jays 10–6 Isringhausen (3–0) Cordero (3–5) 34,853 44–35 Rogers Centre W1 -5½
80 July 2 @ Indians 3–0 Weaver (9–1) Jiménez (7–7) Downs (7) 21,616 45–35 Progressive Field W2 -5
81 July 3 @ Indians 9–5 McAllister (3–1) Haren (6–8) 29,292 45–36 Progressive Field L1 -5
82 July 4 @ Indians 12–3 Lowe (8–6) Santana (4–9) 20,979 45–37 Progressive Field L2 -5
83 July 5 Orioles 9–7 Hawkins (2–1) Ayala (2–2) Frieri (11) 38,104 46–37 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -4
84 July 6 Orioles 3–2 González (1–0) Wilson (9–5) Johnson (26) 42,716 46–38 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -4
85 July 7 Orioles 3–0 Weaver (10–1) Hammel (8–5) Downs (8) 41,147 47–38 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -4
86 July 8 Orioles 6–0 Mills (1–0) Chen (7–5) 37,108 48–38 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W2 -4
July 10: All-Star Game (NL wins—Box) 8–0 Cain (SF) Verlander (DET) 40,933 Kauffman Stadium Kansas City
87 July 13 @ Yankees 6–5 Qualls (2–1) Downs (1–1) Soriano (21) 47,873 48–39 Yankee Stadium L1 -5
88 July 14 @ Yankees 5–3 García (4–2) Williams (6–6) Soriano (22) 47,789 48–40 Yankee Stadium L2 -5
89 July 15 @ Yankees 10–8 Weaver (11–1) Nova (10–4) Jepsen (1) 46,679 49–40 Yankee Stadium W1 -5
90 July 16 @ Tigers 8–6 Dotel (3–2) Hawkins (2–2) Valverde (17) 36,806 49–41 Comerica Park L1 -5½
91 July 17 @ Tigers 13–0 Richards (3–1) Turner (0–1) 33,950 50–41 Comerica Park W1 -5½
92 July 18 @ Tigers 7–2 Fister (4–6) Wilson (9–6) 37,915 50–42 Comerica Park L1 -5½
93 July 19 @ Tigers 5–1 Scherzer (9–5) Williams (6–7) 40,311 50–43 Comerica Park L2 -6
94 July 20 Rangers 6–1 Weaver (12–1) Holland (6–5) 43,936 51–43 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -5
95 July 21 Rangers 9–2 Darvish (11–6) Santana (4–10) 39,086 51–44 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -6
96 July 22 Rangers 7–4 Haren (7–8) Harrison (12–5) 42,160 52–44 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -5
97 July 23 Royals 6–3 Jepsen (1–1) Holland (4–3) Downs (9) 35,047 53–44 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W2 -5
98 July 24 Royals 4–1 Smith (2–3) Richards (3–2) Broxton (23) 35,051 53–45 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -5
99 July 25 Royals 11–6 Weaver (13–1) Hochevar (6–9) 39,107 54–45 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -5
100 July 27 Rays 3–1 Haren (8–8) Cobb (4–8) Frieri (12) 40,136 55–45 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W2 -4
101 July 28 Rays 3–0 Moore (7–7) Wilson (9–7) Rodney (29) 41,232 55–46 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -4
102 July 29 Rays 2–0 Hellickson (6–6) Greinke (9–4) Rodney (30) 35,477 55–47 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L2 -5
103 July 30 @ Rangers 15–8 Santana (5–10) Oswalt (3–2) Williams (1) 36,111 56–47 Rangers Ballpark in Arlington W1 -4
104 July 31 @ Rangers 6–2 Weaver (14–1) Holland (7–6) 34,918 57–47 Rangers Ballpark in Arlington W2 -3
August 13–15 (Home: 6–7; Road: 7–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Stadium Box GB
105 August 1 @ Rangers 11–10 (10) Nathan (2–3) Isringhausen (3–1) 42,832 57–48 Rangers Ballpark in Arlington L1 -4
106 August 2 @ Rangers 15–9 Oswalt (4–2) Carpenter (1–2) 40,281 57–49 Rangers Ballpark in Arlington L2 -5
107 August 3 @ White Sox 8–6 (10) Thornton (4–6) Takahashi (0–3) 32,060 57–50 U.S. Cellular Field L3 -6
108 August 4 @ White Sox 6–5 (10) Jepsen (2–1) Thornton (4–7) Frieri (13) 28,571 58–50 U.S. Cellular Field W1 -6
109 August 5 @ White Sox 4–2 Jones (5–0) Isringhausen (3–2) Reed (19) 30,202 58–51 U.S. Cellular Field L1 -6
110 August 6 @ Athletics 4–0 Weaver (15–1) Parker (7–6) 13,341 59–51 O.co Coliseum W1 -5
111 August 7 @ Athletics 10–4 Colón (9–8) Wilson (9–8) 15,458 59–52 O.co Coliseum L1 -6
112 August 8 @ Athletics 9–8 Neshek (1–0) Hawkins (2–3) Cook (12) 21,150 59–53 O.co Coliseum L2 -7
113 August 10 Mariners 6–5 Frieri (2–0) Kinney (0–2) 39,016 60–53 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -6
114 August 11 Mariners 7–4 Iwakuma (3–3) Haren (8–9) 38,722 60–54 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -7
115 August 12 Mariners 4–1 Vargas (13–8) Weaver (15–2) Wilhelmsen (16) 36,505 60–55 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L2 -8
116 August 13 Indians 6–2 Masterson (9–10) Wilson (9–9) Perez (32) 36,620 60–56 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L3 -8
117 August 14 Indians 9–6 Greinke (10–4) Jiménez (9–12) Frieri (14) 39,827 61–56 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -7
118 August 15 Indians 8–4 Santana (6–10) Hernández (0–1) 37,554 62–56 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W2 -6
119 August 16 Rays 7–0 Price (16–4) Haren (8–10) 38,591 62–57 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -7
120 August 17 Rays 12–3 Shields (11–7) Weaver (15–3) 37,298 62–58 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L2 -7
121 August 18 Rays 10–8 McGee (4–2) Jepsen (2–2) Rodney (38) 41,086 62–59 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L3 -8
122 August 19 Rays 8–3 Moore (10–7) Greinke (10–5) 36,789 62–60 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L4 -9
123 August 21 @ Red Sox 5–3 Santana (7–10) Cook (3–7) Frieri (15) 37,794 63–60 Fenway Park W1 -8½
124 August 22 @ Red Sox 7–3 Weaver (16–3) Buchholz (11–4) 37,373 64–60 Fenway Park W2 -8½
125 August 23 @ Red Sox 14–13 (10) Frieri (3–0) Aceves (2–8) 37,829 65–60 Fenway Park W3 -8½
126 August 24 @ Tigers 2–1 Greinke (11–5) Porcello (9–9) Richards (1) 39,356 66–60 Comerica Park W4 -8½
127 August 25 @ Tigers 5–3 Dotel (4–2) Richards (3–3) Valverde (26) 41,970 66–61 Comerica Park L1 -9½
128 August 26 @ Tigers 5–2 Scherzer (14–6) Santana (7–11) 40,074 66–62 Comerica Park L2 -9½
129 August 28 Red Sox 6–5 Jepsen (3–2) Aceves (2–9) 38,745 67–62 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -10
130 August 29 Red Sox 10–3 Wilson (10–9) Stewart (1–3) 37,841 68–62 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W2 -9
131 August 30 Red Sox 5–2 Greinke (12–5) Lester (8–11) Frieri (16) 39,013 69–62 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W3 -8½
132 August 31 @ Mariners 9–1 Haren (9–10) Millwood (4–12) 17,739 70–62 Safeco Field W4 -8½
September/October 19–11 (Home: 10–6; Road: 9–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Stadium Box GB
133 September 1 @ Mariners 5–2 Santana (8–11) Hernández (13–6) Frieri (17) 22,910 71–62 Safeco Field W5 -7½
134 September 2 @ Mariners 2–1 Iwakuma (6–3) Weaver (16–4) Wilhelmsen (22) 20,584 71–63 Safeco Field L1 -8½
135 September 3 @ Athletics 8–3 Wilson (11–9) Milone (11–10) 20,180 72–63 O.co Coliseum W1 -8½
136 September 4 @ Athletics 6–1 Greinke (13–5) Parker (9–8) 11,688 73–63 O.co Coliseum W2 -7½
137 September 5 @ Athletics 7–1 Haren (10–10) McCarthy (8–6) 15,404 74–63 O.co Coliseum W3 -7½
138 September 7 Tigers 3–2 Frieri (4–0) Dotel (5–3) 40,104 75–63 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W4 -7
139 September 8 Tigers 6–1 Wilson (12–9) Verlander (13–8) 41,154 76–63 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W5 -7
140 September 9 Tigers 3–2 Greinke (14–5) Sánchez (7–12) Frieri (18) 38,216 77–63 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W6 -6
141 September 10 Athletics 3–1 Parker (10–8) Haren (10–11) Balfour (17) 36,064 77–64 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -6½
142 September 11 Athletics 6–5 Straily (2–0) Williams (6–8) Blevins (1) 37,794 77–65 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L2 -7½
143 September 12 Athletics 4–1 Griffin (6–0) Santana (8–12) Cook (14) 38,097 77–66 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L3 -8½
144 September 13 Athletics 6–0 Weaver (17–4) Anderson (4–1) 38,029 78–66 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -7½
145 September 14 @ Royals 9–7 Walden (3–2) Collins (5–3) Frieri (19) 27,586 79–66 Kauffman Stadium W2 -7½
146 September 15 @ Royals 3–2 Herrera (4–2) Frieri (4–1) 23,027 79–67 Kauffman Stadium L1 -7½
147 September 16 @ Royals 4–3 Haren (11–11) Smith (5–8) Jepsen (2) 24,979 80–67 Kauffman Stadium W1 -7½
148 September 18 Rangers 11–3 Weaver (18–4) Dempster (11–7) 36,948 81–67 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W2 -6½
149 September 19 Rangers 6–2 Holland (11–6) Wilson (12–10) 37,093 81–68 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -7½
150 September 20 Rangers 3–1 Darvish (16–9) Frieri (4–2) Nathan (34) 38,205 81–69 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L2 -8½
151 September 21 White Sox 6–2 Santana (9–12) Peavy (11–12) 39,326 82–69 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W1 -7½
152 September 22 White Sox 4–2 Haren (12–11) Quintana (6–5) Frieri (20) 41,440 83–69 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W2 -6½
153 September 23 White Sox 4–1 Weaver (19–4) Floyd (10–11) 36,546 84–69 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W3 -6½
154 September 25 Mariners 5–4 Greinke (15–5) Ramírez (1–3) Frieri (21) 38,538 85–69 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W4 -6
155 September 26 Mariners 4–3 Frieri (5–2) Pryor (3–1) 37,916 86–69 Angel Stadium of Anaheim W5 -5
156 September 27 Mariners 9–4 Iwakuma (8–5) Haren (12–12) 37,377 86–70 Angel Stadium of Anaheim L1 -6
157 September 28 @ Rangers 7–4 Weaver (20–4) Dempster (12–8) Frieri (22) 46,662 87–70 Rangers Ballpark in Arlington W1 -5
158 September 30 @ Rangers 5–4 Richards (4–3) Nathan (3–5) Frieri (23) 46,713 88–70 Rangers Ballpark in Arlington W2 -4
159 September 30 @ Rangers 8–7 Holland (12–6) Santana (9–13) Nathan (37) 48,089 88–71 Rangers Ballpark in Arlington L1 -5
160 October 1 @ Mariners 8–4 Wilson (13–10) Hernández (13–9) 13,963 89–71 Safeco Field W1 -4
161 October 2 @ Mariners 6–1 Iwakuma (9–5) Haren (12–13) 14,353 89–72 Safeco Field L1 -4
162 October 3 @ Mariners 12–0 Beavan (11–11) Weaver (20–5) 15,614 89–73 Safeco Field L2 -5
Final games legend
Angels Win Angels Loss All-Star Game Game Postponed
Future Games Legend
Home Game Away Game
"GB" Legend
1st (AL West) Not in Playoff Position In Playoff Position Tied for Playoff Position

Regular Season Schedule (calendar style)
Regular Season Schedule (sortable text)

Standings

Season standings

American League West

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 94 68 0.580 50–31 44–37
Texas Rangers 93 69 0.574 1 50–31 43–38
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 89 73 0.549 5 46–35 43–38
Seattle Mariners 75 87 0.463 19 40–41 35–46


American League Wild Card

Division Winners W L Pct.
New York Yankees 95 67 0.586
Oakland Athletics 94 68 0.580
Detroit Tigers 88 74 0.543
Wild Card teams
(Top two qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 93 69 0.574
Texas Rangers 93 69 0.574
Tampa Bay Rays 90 72 0.556 3
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 89 73 0.549 4
Chicago White Sox 85 77 0.525 8
Seattle Mariners 75 87 0.463 18
Toronto Blue Jays 73 89 0.451 20
Kansas City Royals 72 90 0.444 21
Boston Red Sox 69 93 0.426 24
Cleveland Indians 68 94 0.420 25
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0.407 27

Record vs. opponents

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 13–5 6–2 4–4 3–3 5–4 2–7 5–2 9–9 4–5 8–1 10–8 2–5 11–7 11–7
Boston 5–13 6–2 5–3 5–5 4–3 0–6 4–3 5–13 1–8 5–4 9–9 2–6 7–11 11–7
Chicago 2–6 2–6 11–7 6–12 6–12 3–5 14–4 5–2 3–3 8–1 4–3 6–3 6–4 9–9
Cleveland 4–4 3–5 7–11 10–8 8–10 5–4 6–12 1–5 2–8 4–4 4–4 4–5 2–4 8–10
Detroit 3–3 5–5 12–6 8–10 13–5 5–5 10–8 4–6 4–3 1–5 5–2 3–7 4–2 11–7
Kansas City 4–5 3–4 12–6 10–8 5–13 4–5 7–11 3–4 5–4 1–7 4–2 4–5 2–6 8–10
Los Angeles 7–2 6–0 5–3 4–5 5–5 5–4 6–3 4–5 9–10 11–8 1–9 10–9 4–4 12–6
Minnesota 2–5 3–4 4–14 12–6 8–10 11–7 3–6 3–4 4–5 2–8 1–5 2–8 2–5 9–9
New York 9–9 13–5 2–5 5–1 6–4 4–3 5–4 4–3 5–5 6–3 8–10 4–3 11–7 13–5
Oakland 5–4 8–1 3–3 8–2 3–4 4–5 10–9 5–4 5–5 12–7 5–4 11–8 5–4 10–8
Seattle 1–8 4–5 1–8 4–4 5–1 7–1 8–11 8–2 3–6 7–12 4–6 9–10 6–3 8–10
Tampa Bay 8–10 9–9 3–4 4–4 2–5 2–4 9–1 5–1 10–8 4–5 6–4 5–4 14–4 9–9
Texas 5–2 6–2 3–6 5–4 7–3 5–4 9–10 8–2 3–4 8–11 10–9 4–5 6–3 14–4
Toronto 7–11 11–7 4–6 4–2 2–4 6–2 4–4 5–2 7–11 4–5 3–6 4–14 3–6 9–9


Roster

2012 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake Bees Pacific Coast League Keith Johnson
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Mike Micucci
A Inland Empire 66ers California League Bill Haselman
A Cedar Rapids Kernels Midwest League Jamie Burke
Rookie AZL Angels Arizona League Brent Del Chiaro
Rookie Orem Owlz Pioneer League Tom Kotchman

See also

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