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MLB: L.A. Angels 7, Texas 4

ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Juan Rivera hit a three-run home run Sunday, helping the L.A. Angels of Anaheim to a 7-4 victory over the Texas Rangers.

MLB: L.A. Angels 4, Oakland 3

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The L.A. Angels of Anaheim clinched the AL West title with a 4-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

MLB: L.A. Angels 7, Texas 4

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Chone Figgins and Casey Kotchman each drove in two runs to pace the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a 7-4 win over Texas Thursday night.

MLB: L.A. Angels 3, Detroit 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A three-run eighth inning including Garret Anderson's two-run double lifted the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

MLB: Seattle 8, L.A. Angels 1

SEATTLE, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Raul Ibanez went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBI as Seattle breezed past the L.A. Angels of Anaheim, 8-1, at Safeco Field.

MLB: Boston 6, L.A. Angels 3

BOSTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Kevin Millar homered and David Ortiz had two RBI Wednesday night as Boston beat the L.A. Angels, 6-3.

MLB: L.A. Angels 3, Oakland 0

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Ervin Santana tossed 8 1/3 shutout innings to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-0 win over Oakland Thursday night. The victory lifted the Angels into a first-place tie with the A's in the American League West.

MLB: Tampa Bay 12, L.A. Angels 8

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Jorge Cantu and Travis Lee each hit two-run homers Friday night as Tampa Bay beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 12-8.

MLB: LA Angels of Anaheim 4, Boston 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Francisco Rodriguez notched his 28th save to cap a 4-2 victory for the LA Angels of Anaheim over the Boston Red Sox Saturday night at Angel Stadium.

MLB: L.A. Angels 4, Boston 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Vladimir Guerrero had two hits and Ervin Santana took a shutout into the eighth inning Saturday as the Los Angeles Angels beat Boston, 4-2.

MLB: Oakland 4, L.A. Angels 3

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Adam Melhuse hit a home run and Oakland used a three-run seventh-inning rally to give the Athletics a 4-3 victory over the L.A. Angels of Anaheim.

MLB: Baltimore 4, L.A. Angels 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Sammy Sosa swatted a two-run homer Thursday afternoon to help Baltimore beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4-1.

MLB: LA Angels 4, N.Y. Yankees 1

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- Garret Anderson and Bengie Molina homered Friday night as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim topped the New York Yankees, 4-1.

MLB: L.A. Angels 5, Oakland 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 19 (UPI) -- Darin Erstad and Orlando Cabrera drove in two runs apiece for the L.A. Angels of Anaheim to down the Oakland Athletics, 5-2, at Angel Stadium.

MLB: Seattle 7, LA Angels 4

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 10 (UPI) -- Miguel Olivo and Richie Sexson each hit two-run homers during a five-run fourth Sunday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 7-4.
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Ervin Santana
The Los Angeles Angels Ervin Santana (54) pitches in the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles on April 14, 2006 at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)
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Ervin Ramon Santana (born Johan Ramon Santana December 12, 1982 in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Santana was born Johan Ramon Santana, and used that name throughout his life until 2003. At that time, he decided to change his name to avoid having the same name as pitching star Johan Santana. According to Ervin Santana, "I just came up with Ervin... Ervin Santana, that sounds good."

Santana was a starting pitcher for the Angels' Double-A affiliate, the Arkansas Travelers early in 2005, where he posted a 5-1 record and 2.31 ERA in 7 starts. Following an injury to Angels starting pitcher Kelvim Escobar, Santana earned a promotion. He made his first major league appearance on May 17, 2005 against the Cleveland Indians, in which he gave up the pitching version of the cycle in first four batters that he faced. In his second start, facing the Chicago White Sox's Jon Garland (who at the time had the best record in baseball), Santana bested Garland by pitching a complete game shutout. He gave up only 5 hits and struck out 7 for his first career victory. Santana then went on the disabled list and was sent back down to the minors to the Angels Triple-A affiliate, the Salt Lake Bees.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ervin Santana."
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