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  • 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 gameĀ  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...
  • Former Angels GM Tony Reagins hired by Major League Baseball

    Former Angels GM Tony Reagins hired by Major League Baseball
    Tony Reagins, who was fired as Angels general manager after the 2011 season, was hired Tuesday as Major League Baseball’s senior vice president for youth programs, a new role in which he will oversee the league’s expanded focus on youth...
  • Astros reliever's baseball odyssey includes 8 teams

    Astros reliever's baseball odyssey includes 8 teams
    KISSIMMEE — Chad Qualls has played with Craig Biggio and Randy Johnson, two members of the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class. Qualls, a right-handed reliever, has watched Derek Jeter field groundballs behind him. He has shared a clubhouse with...
  • Alex Johnson dies at 72; Angels' troubled batting champ

    Alex Johnson, the only batting champion in Angels' history, died Saturday of complications from cancer. He was 72. His death was announced by the James H. Cole Home for Funerals in Detroit. Johnson hit .288 in 13 major league seasons, but it was his...
  • Angels' Joe Smith and Huston Street are artful relievers

    Angels' Joe Smith and Huston Street are artful relievers
    They're slingshot-wielding relievers in a game of flame throwers, two stick-and-move artists among punch-out specialists. Angels closer Huston Street and setup man Joe Smith won't wow you with stuff. Street mixes a 90-mph fastball with a slider and...