OAKLAND, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels have hired Phil Nevin as manager for the 2023 season, removing his interim title and giving him a one-year contract Wednesday before the final game of the regular season.

The Angels will miss the playoffs for an eighth straight year. Nevin was promoted from third-base coach when Joe Maddon was fired in June, with the Angels mired in what became a club-record 14-game losing streak.

Los Angeles has gone 46-59 under Nevin entering Wednesday’s series finale at Oakland.

Nevin became emotional and teary before the final game against the Athletics, pausing in the dugout before expressing his appreciation for the opportunity.

“There’s a lot of special people involved in this,” Nevin said.

Keeping Nevin provides some needed stability for the Angels heading into an offseason of uncertainty, with owner Arte Moreno planning to sell the team.


Superstar two-way player Shohei Ohtani can become a free agent after the 2023 season, potentially leaving the franchise little time left to capitalize on having him and three-time AL MVP Mike Trout on the roster together.


TWINS 10, WHITE SOX 1: Luis Arraez won the AL batting title, hitting a third-inning double after walking twice to finish the season at .316, and Minnesota rolled to a victory at Chicago.

Arraez was all but assured of topping the Yankees’ Aaron Judge for the batting crown when the day began. He removed any doubt by walking in his first two plate appearances and then hitting a drive that barely cleared the glove of right fielder Gavin Sheets before he was lifted for a pinch runner.

RANGERS 4, YANKEES 2: New York slugger Aaron Judge was out of the lineup a day after hitting his American League record 62nd homer, and the Yankees lost at Texas to finish with 99 wins.

MARINERS 5, TIGERS 4: Julio Rodriguez put a final exclamation point on his Rookie of the Year candidacy with his 28th home run, and Ty France hit a game-ending single to beat visiting Detroit.


Rodriguez set a franchise record with his sixth leadoff homer this season and finished his rookie campaign hitting .284 with 25 doubles, 75 RBI and 25 stolen bases.

ORIOLES, BLUE JAYS SPLIT: Otto Lopez hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the seventh inning, and Toronto secured a doubleheader split at Baltimore with a 5-1 win.

Terrin Vavra hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to lift the Orioles to a 5-4 victory in the opener.

GUARDIANS 9, ROYALS 2: Jose Ramirez drove in two runs and had four hits, Aaron Civale pitched six solid innings and Cleveland won at home.

ATHLETICS 3, ANGELS 2: Stephen Vogt homered in his final game before retirement and scored the first run on a sacrifice fly after Shohei Ohtani pitched no-hit ball into the fifth inning for visiting Los Angeles.

METS 9, NATIONALS 2: Francisco Lindor and New York geared up for the playoffs with a rout of Washington, finishing the season at 101-61 for the second-most wins in franchise history.


Jeff McNeil secured the major league batting crown without taking a plate appearance.

DODGERS 6, ROCKIES 1: Los Angeles finished with its 111th victory to become the National League’s winningest team in more than a century, and Clayton Kershaw tuned up for the postseason with nine strikeouts against visiting Colorado.

Trea Turner hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth inning for the NL West champions, who finished 111-51. That’s the most wins by an NL team since the 1906 Chicago Cubs went 116-36.

MARLINS 12, BRAVES 9: Don Mattingly went out as a winner in his final game as Miami’s manager when rookie Peyton Burdick homered and drove in four runs to lead the Marlins to a win at home.

GIANTS 8, PADRES 1: David Villar hit two home runs and Austin Slater also connected for host San Francisco, which beat playoff-bound San Diego.

DIAMONDBACKS 4, BREWERS 2: Josh Rojas and Corbin Carroll hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning and Arizona won at Milwaukee.

PIRATES 5, CARDINALS 3: Miguel Andujar had three hits, Diego Castillo added two and Pittsburgh beat visiting St. Louis.

CUBS 15, REDS 2: Cincinnati lost 100 games for the first time in four decades, as David Bote drove in a season-high five runs for visiting Chicago.

ASTROS 3, PHILLIES 2: Framber Valdez struck out 10 in five shutout innings to lead Houston to a win at home.

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