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  • 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...
  • A's find no comfort in AL West cushion

    OAKLAND, Calif. You would think a franchise-record 59 wins at the All-Star break would buy a club more breathing room than the 11/2-game edge the Oakland A's have as second-half play resumes Friday. Welcome to the American League West, home of the...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Huston Street thinks he'd look good in Angels uniform

    Huston Street thinks he'd look good in Angels uniform
    In the hours before the All-Star game, Huston Street dressed in the uniform of the San Diego Padres. The Angels are trying to put a halo on him, soon, and Street would be thrilled to join them. "I would love it," he said. Street cited the chance to...
  • Price not right: Angels won't break up major league roster in trades

    Price not right: Angels won't break up major league roster in trades
    David Price might be the grand prize in the trade market, but the Angels are out of the running. The Angels long have known they do not have the elite prospects necessary to acquire Price from the Tampa Bay Rays. That would require the Angels to trade...
  • The Orioles' perch [Editorial]

    The Orioles' perch  [Editorial]
    The Baltimore Orioles have passed the mid-season mark sitting on a comfortable perch — first place in the American League East with a four game lead (five in the loss column) over the Toronto Blue Jays. It's difficult to know whether to be overjoyed...