| Sep 27, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. ANGELS: Guess who batted .583 in their last playoff series? Jeff Mathis, 2009 ALCS. Really. (1)
2. WASHINGTON: Last D.C.-based team to win a postseason series:...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:24 PM
— As bad as things got for the Oakland Athletics in August and early September, and they were historically bad for a while, the A's are still in a decent position for a team on the verge of one of baseball's greatest collapses.
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:38 PM
It first struck Tim Salmon in early July, when the Angels steamrollered the Texas Rangers in a four-game sweep. It became more apparent July 18, when the Angels traded for proven closer Huston Street, turning a much-improved bullpen into a dominant one....
| Sep 27, 2014
| 10:37 PM
More than six months after it began with a splash in Australia, baseball's 2014 regular-season grind comes to a close Sunday.
Barring a spectacular October, it wasn't a particularly memorable year by any stretch of the imagination.
| Sep 28, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Irrelevance arrived in Safeco Field in the bottom of the fifth inning Sunday when Oakland's wild-card-clinching victory over Texas was posted on the left-field scoreboard.
That result eliminated the Seattle Mariners from playoff contention, making their...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:20 PM
When Arte Moreno bought the Angels in 2003, seven months removed from their only World Series championship, the franchise was regarded within baseball as a sleeping giant.
The Angels, born in 1961, never had made consecutive postseason appearances. They...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 9:46 PM
NEW YORK -- Over the past two decades, there probably has been no player who has caused the Orioles more heartbreak than Derek Jeter. And in his final game at Yankee Stadium, he found a way to beat them one last time.
This wasn’t the infamous...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:10 PM
It looks like Pat Haden won't have to be concerned with pro-USC bias when he performs his duties with the College Football Playoff Selection Committee.
In light of USC's 20-yard rushing performance against the vaunted...
| Sep 18, 2014
Thursday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where Los Angeles Angels players celebrate with fans after the Angels clinching the American League West Division -- their first since 2009....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 11:48 PM
C.J. Wilson's evil twin took the mound for the Angels on Monday night. You know the guy: scraggly haired left-hander in the red No. 33 jersey, throws a whole bunch of pitches, a few for strikes.
Five days after his best game this season, the enigmatic...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Pointed questions about the implementation of the second wild card don't faze outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig — a fringe benefit one supposes, of Selig being the creator of the wild card as a mode of entry into the MLB...