Morales cops AL weekly award

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Angels first baseman Kendry Morales' .423 batting average last week earned him American League player-of-the-week honors Monday.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 13, Minnesota 4

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Kendry Morales slammed two three-run home runs and Sean Rodriguez added a two-run shot Sunday, powering the Los Angeles Angels over the Minnesota Twins 13-4.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 11, Minnesota 6

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Maicer Izturis hit one of the Los Angeles Angels' three sixth-inning homers and had four RBI Saturday in an 11-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

MLB: LA Angels 9, Cleveland 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 29 (UPI) -- Howie Kendrick hit a two-run homer and drove in five Wednesday, leading the LA Angels to a 9-3 win over Cleveland.

MLB: Minnesota 10, Los Angeles Angels 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 26 (UPI) -- Minnesota's Justin Morneau ripped two home runs Sunday and the Twins buried the Los Angeles Angels 10-1, ending their eight-game winning streak.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 11, Oakland 6

OAKLAND, Calif., July 18 (UPI) -- Erick Aybar had four RBI Saturday to lead the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to an 11-6 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

MLB: LA Angels 14, N.Y. Yankees 8

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 11 (UPI) -- Bobby Abreu and Mike Napoli had two hits and three RBI each Saturday, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 14-8 win over the New York Yankees.

MLB: LA Angels 10, N.Y. Yankees 6

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 11 (UPI) -- Three-run homers by Kendry Morales and Erick Aybar Friday swept the Los Angeles Angels back from a four-run deficit to a 10-6 win over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 11, Baltimore 4

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 5 (UPI) -- Vladimir Guerrero hit a three-run homer in a six-run eighth inning Saturday, leading the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 5, Texas 2

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 29 (UPI) -- Juan Rivera and Kendry Morales hit back-to-back homers in the sixth Monday to power the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-2 victory over Texas.

MLB: LA Angels 11, Colorado 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 25 (UPI) -- Vladimir Guerrero and Bobby Abreu drove in three runs each Wednesday and the Los Angeles Angels scored the game's first nine runs in mauling Colorado 11-3.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 9, San Diego 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 14 (UPI) -- Torii Hunter hit three homers and Joe Saunders gave up a run and four hits in 8 1/3 innings Saturday in the LA Angels' 9-1 inter-league win over San Diego.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 9, Seattle 8

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 31 (UPI) -- A bases-loaded single by Kendry Morales capped a three-run, ninth-inning rally Sunday and gave the LA Angels a 9-8 win over the Seattle Mariners.

MLB: LA Angels 10, LA Dodgers 7

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- Torii Hunter's three RBI Sunday boosted the LA Angels to a 10-7 win over the LA Dodgers in the finale of the "Freeway" inter-league series.

MLB: LA Angels 3, LA Dodgers 1

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- A two-run single by Chone Figgins in the eighth inning broke up a tie game Friday and gave the Los Angeles Angels a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Kendry Morales
Boston Red Sox centerfielder Coco Crisp runs down fly ball of Kendry Morales in Game three of their best-of-five against the Los Angeles Angels during the American League Division Series in Anaheim, California on October 7, 2007. The Red Sox beat the Angels 9-1 sweeping the American League Division Series. (UPI Photo/Jon SooHoo)

Kendrys Morales Rodriguez (born June 20, 1983, in Fomento, Cuba) is a Major League Baseball first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He is a switch hitter and throws right-handed.

While playing in Cuba's equivalent of the United States' Triple-A level, and with only 16-17 year olds in the category, where he was the first starter of the pitching staff, and fourth in the batting order, plus his ability to hit home runs from both sides of the plate.

Morales joined the Cuban national baseball team in 2002 and immediately became a star player—despite being the first teenager to make the team in nearly twenty years. He was the cleanup hitter on the team during its dramatic 2003 World Cup championship. His grand slam in the final round against Taiwan secured a 6-3 Cuban victory, one game after hitting a home run that provided the winning runs against Brazil.

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