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  • Angels need only one hit to shut out Oakland, 2-0

    Angels need only one hit to shut out Oakland, 2-0
    The Angels' offense exploded in the third inning on Thursday. Their lineup, which includes four MVP awards and which scored 14 runs on the Athletics two games ago, went off for the biggest inning of the game. They recorded one hit. Normally, that is...
  • Mike Scioscia addresses Angels bosses' comments on Josh Hamilton

    Mike Scioscia addresses Angels bosses' comments on Josh Hamilton
    As the Angels prepared to open their Arizona training facility to Josh Hamilton, Manager Mike Scioscia tried Tuesday to explain that his bosses had criticized baseball's drug policy, and not the troubled outfielder himself, when they expressed outrage...
  • Shoemaker struggles as Angels lose to Athletics, 6-3

    Shoemaker struggles as Angels lose to Athletics, 6-3
    Oakland 6, Angels 3 KEY MOMENT: Angels starter Matt Shoemaker walked the first batter of the game, Sam Fuld, on four pitches. Shoemaker also walked the third batter, Stephen Vogt. In his previous two starts this season, Shoemaker had faced 50 batters...
  • Can Bryant live up to expectations as next rookie star?

    Kris Bryant finally made his debut for the Chicago Cubs amid staggering expectations. The slugging third baseman is not only expected to challenge for rookie of the year honors — there's also a sense that he might already be one of the game's top...
  • Magic Johnson is right about TV issue not hurting Dodgers brand

    Magic Johnson is right about TV issue not hurting Dodgers brand
    Magic Johnson says the television blackout has not hurt the Dodgers' brand, and the fans let him have it. How can he not feel their pain? He does. But here is the thing that stings: Johnson is absolutely right. Remember when Frank McCourt supposedly...
  • Orioles' early-season schedule is a throwback to the '30s

    Orioles' early-season schedule is a throwback to the '30s
    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles' early-season schedule is a journey into the past, exclusively on East Coast time. Baltimore doesn't play a game outside of the Eastern time zone until June 1, in Houston. Until then, the Orioles won't have...
  • Angels balance out the bullpen with two left-handed relievers

    Angels balance out the bullpen with two left-handed relievers
    Angels Manager Mike Scioscia summoned left-hander Jose Alvarez to face Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales in the eighth inning of a one-run game against the Kansas City Royals last Friday night. Alvarez retired Hosmer, the left-handed cleanup hitter, and...
  • Lowrie leads Astros past A's, 6-1

    HOUSTON The A's are more than happy with their shortstop for 2015, Marcus Semien, who drove in his team-best eighth run Wednesday. It was Oakland's shortstop of the last two seasons, Jed Lowrie, who stole the show however, hitting a two-run homer and...
  • Is it too soon for Mariners to remove Fernando Rodney as closer?

    Is it too soon for Mariners to remove Fernando Rodney as closer?
    Mike Scioscia would not put up with Fernando Rodney's chronic high-wire act. Scioscia generally grants his veterans a long leash but, two games into the 2011 season, he yanked Rodney from his role as the Angels' closer. The Seattle Mariners ought to...
  • Rangers rout A's, 10-1, earn series split

    OAKLAND, Calif. The Rangers were nearly no-hit in the season opener and seemingly created a bloopers DVD two days later. And yet, thanks to a 10-1 rout of Oakland on Thursday, they return to Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, for the home opener having...
  • Dexter Fowler could be in right place at right time with Cubs

    Dexter Fowler could be in right place at right time with Cubs
    It looked so promising in 2009 when Dexter Fowler broke into the majors as a rookie center fielder and helped the Rockies earn their second playoff berth in three seasons while playing with future National League All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Six...