Los Angeles Angels fires manager Joe Maddon

The Los Angeles Angels fired manager Joe Maddon on Tuesday with the team mired in a 12-game losing streak. Third base coach Phil Nevin was the interim manager when the Angels faced Boston on Tuesday night. The 68-year-old Maddon went 130-148 with the Angels, who hired him before the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season for his self-described dream job. Maddon spent three decades of his career as a player and coach for the Angels before going on to an impressive managerial career that has included three Manager of the Year awards. After finishing with losing records in Maddon’s first two seasons, the Angels were off to a strong 27-17 start this year before their current losing streak began. They began the day 8 1/2 games behind Houston for the AL West lead after being in first place on May 15. The Angels were shut out 1-0 in Maddon’s final game by the Boston Red Sox and journeyman starter Michael Wacha, who threw a three-hitter against the Halos’ star-studded lineup Monday night. The Angels went on to lose their 13th straight last night 6-5 to Boston which ties the franchise record for consecutive losses.