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  • Can the Orioles beat the best of the American League West?

    Can the Orioles beat the best of the American League West?
    Clearly, the American League has been turned upside-down over the first half of the 2014 season. The AL West now features three of the five winningest teams in the league, and the AL East has not lived up to preseason expectations -- except in Baltimore,...
  • Preview: Astros at Athletics

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Astros at Athletics Less than 24 hours after ending a three-game losing streak against their division rivals, the league-leading Oakland Athletics attempt to win the three-game series when they host the Houston Astros in the...
  • Preview: Orioles at Angels

    With six games against the top two home teams in the majors coming out of the All-Star break, the Baltimore Orioles knew they had a chance to make a statement with a strong second-half start. The Orioles, who ended the Los Angeles Angels' team-record...
  • Mac Engel: Rangers owners get the blame for this mess

    FORT WORTH, Texas His titles say "President, Baseball Operations/General Manager," which is what Jon Daniels wanted. Like any employee, just because he wanted it does not mean it was going to happen. Somebody above JD had to make those titles possible....
  • Mariners midseason report: a club on the rise

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Seattle Mariners - INSIDE PITCH SEATTLE -- The first 95 games of the Lloyd McClendon era might not have reminded Seattle's new manager of the recent Detroit Tigers teams that employed him as a bench coach, but...
  • Rangers midseason report: Few positives in injury-ravaged season

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Texas Rangers - INSIDE PITCH Texas manager Ron Washington pondered for several seconds the question just presented to him. What has been the biggest positive to you in the first half about your team? "Did you...
  • Steinberg: Mike Trout leads Angels' resurgence

    Don't look now, but baseball's hottest team is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who entered the All-Star break with a 57-37 record, 1 1/2 games behind the first-place Oakland Athletics in the American League West. Can the Angels catch the A's and win...
  • Angels are chasing A's, but anything could happen in second half

    Angels are chasing A's, but anything could happen in second half
    The Angels and Oakland Athletics are like a pair of cyclists who have broken away from the peloton, the A's holding the top spot in the American League West and the Angels in prime drafting position, 1 1/2 games back. The Angels, who at 57-37 have the...
  • Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet

    Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet
    With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals. The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
  • Athletics midseason report: Setting up for run

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH They would never admit it publicly, but you have to know Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane and manager Bob Melvin aren't bothered at all to see the Los Angeles Angels of...
  • Angels midseason report: Depth a strength

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Angels - INSIDE PITCH After pitching a shutout during the Los Angeles' Angels 11-3 surge in May, left-hander C.J. Wilson issued the following response when asked about his team's early success. "If we...