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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Led by dominant Felix Hernandez, M's top Angels in season opener

    SEATTLE It doesn't guarantee them a spot in the postseason a place seemingly everyone expects them to go. It's one of 162, meaning there are 161 to play. But on a tolerable spring afternoon at Safeco Field, the announced sellout crowd of 45,909 got to...
  • Wisconsin a slight favorite to win NCAA title, plus MLB odds as the season begins

    Wisconsin a slight favorite to win NCAA title, plus MLB odds as the season begins
    Big day today. The national championship game  in the NCAA tournament and the full rollout of Major League Baseball for 2015. Yes, there was a game on Sunday night in Chicago, but this is really Opening Day. From RJ Bell of Pregame.com, here's the...
  • Durability of rotation will be crucial for Angels to succeed

    Durability of rotation will be crucial for Angels to succeed
    If the Angels rotation can withstand the rigors of a grueling 162-game season the way it held up to scrutiny this spring, it should be a strength for a team that begins defense of its American League West title against the Seattle Mariners on Monday....
  • AL West preview: Angels in mix, but Mariners pick up talent, and buzz

    AL West preview: Angels in mix, but Mariners pick up talent, and buzz
    Lloyd McClendon sensed the momentum early in spring training, before exhibition games began. His Seattle Mariners were emerging as a trendy pick to win the American League West, and the second-year manager felt a little uncomfortable with the pressure...
  • MLB Preview: Seattle Mariners set to take AL West title

    MLB Preview: Seattle Mariners set to take AL West title
    WEST DIVISION 1. Seattle Mariners 2014: 87-75, third place. Last year in playoffs: 2001. The addition of MLB home run leader Nelson Cruz was meant to turn around an offense that was second-worst in the league (.244/.300/.376) in 2014. But Safeco...
  • Indians outfielder Brandon Moss says hip and swing are fine as he looks to change games again

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. Coming off offseason hip surgery, Indians outfielder Brandon Moss wants to again be able to change games with his bat. He hit 18 home runs in only 84 games in 2012 and 30 home runs in 2013 for the Oakland Athletics. Last year, he belted...