| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The Dodgers' stunning last-to-first season could add a remarkable dimension: A team marooned in last place at the start of July could be the first to clinch a playoff berth.
The Dodgers open play Tuesday with a magic number of 8. The Atlanta Braves also...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:45 PM
The Angels hired Don Baylor as hitting coach on Wednesday, reuniting them with a former star outfielder who won the American League most valuable player award while leading the Angels to their first AL West title in 1979.
Baylor, 64, has spent 22...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:36 PM
The Toronto Blue Jays are baseball's most disappointing team. Their general manager will return next season.
The Philadelphia Phillies doubled down on expensive contracts for older players, then produced their worst season in 13 years. Their general...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:57 PM
Jason Vargas’ four-hit shutout in a 3-0 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night, a game in which the Angels left-hander worked quickly, efficiently and with pinpoint precision, made for an enjoyable evening for catcher Hank Conger.
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:15 PM
It has been a nice little run for the Angels since Aug. 23, their 21-8 record before Monday's game against Oakland taking some sting out of another disappointing season, but they can't let it fool them into thinking they can roll into 2014 with this...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:51 PM
Albert Pujols, who suffered a season-ending left heel injury in late July, felt good enough in early September to begin jogging with the intention of returning if the Angels made a run at the playoffs.
The first baseman was shut down a week ago as the...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Justin Maxwell hit a grand slam with two outs in the 10th inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-0 Sunday in a matchup of AL wild-card contenders.
The Oakland Athletics clinched the AL West with the Rangers' loss.
| Sep 21, 2013
| 7:28 PM
As the calendar turned to September, with the Oakland Athletics in the heat of a pennant race, their general manager was half a world away.
Billy Beane was in Prague, and not on a scouting trip.
Baseball's most unconventional operation has done it...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:11 PM
When Jered Weaver was scratched from Friday night’s start because of forearm tightness, the Angels could have turned to one of two veterans who opened the year in the rotation, Tommy Hanson or Joe Blanton, to face the Seattle Mariners.
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Angels ace Jered Weaver, who experienced some forearm tightness last week, was scratched from Friday night’s scheduled start against the Seattle Mariners. The team did not issue a reason for the move.
Right-hander Matt Shoemaker, called up from...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:26 PM
OAKLAND — The Angels can't come close to matching the Oakland Athletics in volume of talented young starting pitchers, but in Garrett Richards, they have an arm that can cut into the deficit.
Richards, mixing a 94-mph fastball with a sharp...