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  • The Times' MLB rankings

    The Times' MLB rankings
    Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. KANSAS CITY: Yordano Ventura threatened a beanball if the Royals weren’t atop the rankings. (2)  2. ST. LOUIS: The Cardinals’ 1.92 earned-run average...
  • On The Fly: Nets Aren't Ready To Be Counted Out

     On The Fly: Nets Aren't Ready To Be Counted Out
    The Nets weren't going to exit the NBA playoffs with a whimper, though pics showing about 14 people in the Barclays Center just before the start of their playoff game Saturday made the rounds on Twitter and indicated their fans were ready to move on....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....