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Cabrera, Ramirez take AL player honors

Cabrera, Ramirez take AL player honors

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- Boston's Manny Ramirez and Detroit's Miguel Cabrera were selected the American League players of the week, league officials said Monday.

MLB: LA Angels 4, Seattle 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 19 (UPI) -- Ervin Santana pitched eight innings of one-run, three-hit baseball Saturday night to lead the Los Angeles Angels past Seattle 4-1.

MLB: LA Angels 7, Texas 4

ARLINGTON, Texas, April 15 (UPI) -- Vladimir Guerrero had a double, an RBI and two runs scored Monday night to lead the Los Angeles Angels in a 7-4 victory over Texas.

MLB: Cleveland 4, Los Angeles Angels 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 9 (UPI) -- Travis Hafner hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning Tuesday, handing the Cleveland Indians a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angeles.

MLB: LA Angels 5, Minnesota 4

MINNEAPOLIS, April 3 (UPI) -- Gary Matthews Jr., Torii Hunter and Mike Napoli all hit home runs Thursday when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim edged Minnesota 5-4.

MLB: Texas 8, LA Angels 7

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Michael Young had a home run and four RBI Monday as the Texas Rangers edged the Los Angeles Angels 8-7.

MLB: LA Angels 2, Tampa Bay 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Jeff Mathis knocked in the eventual winning run Wednesday with a fourth-inning single as the LA Angels of Anaheim edged Tampa Bay 2-1.

MLB: Cleveland 6, LA Angels 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- C.C. Sabathia hurled a complete-game five-hitter Saturday night, as the Cleveland Indians beat the LA Angels of Anaheim, 6-1.

MLB: LA Angels 9, Oakland 5

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- It took him nearly three months but Ervin Santana got back in the win column Monday, tossing six-plus scoreless innings in a 9-5 LA Angels victory over Oakland.

MLB: LA Angels 10, Oakland 6

SEATTLE, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Los Angeles gave up five runs in the first Tuesday but rallied with a four-run eighth keyed by Vladimir Guerrero's two-run single for a 10-6 win over Seattle.

MLB: Toronto 5, LA Angels 4

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Matt Stairs put Toronto in front with a two-run double in the fifth inning Thursday night and the Blue Jays held off the Los Angeles Angels, 5-4.

MLB: LA Angels 7, Minnesota 2

MINNEAPOLIS, July 22 (UPI) -- Joe Saunders worked seven innings and Garret Anderson homered Sunday as the LA Angels of Anaheim defeated the Minnesota Twins 7-2.

MLB: Tampa Bay 8, LA Angels 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 17 (UPI) -- Ty Wigginton went 4-for-4 for the second straight game as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays downed the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 8-3 Tuesday.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 12, LA Angels 0

NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez, Hideki Matsui and Robinson Cano hit three-run homers Sunday afternoon, as the New York Yankees clobbered the LA Angels of Anaheim, 12-0.

MLB: Texas 8, LA Angels 3

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 3 (UPI) -- Brad Wilkerson pounded three home runs and six RBI Tuesday, powering the Texas Rangers to an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
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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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