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  • Athletics continue to gain upper hand on Angels with 11-3 win

    Athletics continue to gain upper hand on Angels with 11-3 win
    It’s far too early to concede the American League West to the Oakland Athletics, but the early returns don’t look too promising for the Angels. Yoenis Cespedes had the game of his life Saturday night, gunning down two runners at the plate in...
  • Angels are no match for Athletics

    Angels are no match for Athletics
    No major league player would admit to an opponent being in his head, but with the way the Oakland Athletics dominated the Angels this weekend, you wonder if they may have set up temporary quarters in the minds of the Angels. With Sunday’s 6-3...
  • Angels to have Josh Hamilton, Mike Trout for Astros series

    Angels to have Josh Hamilton, Mike Trout for Astros series
    The Angels’ lineup is expected to be at full strength for the first time since the opening week of the season when the team begins a three-game series against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night. Left fielder Josh Hamilton, out...
  • Angels' Matt Shoemaker making most of his time in big leagues

    Angels' Matt Shoemaker making most of his time in big leagues
    Matt Shoemaker has spent almost all of his seven-year career in the minor leagues, including the last two seasons at triple A. Signed by the Angels as an undrafted free agent in 2008, the 27-year-old right-hander is neither a highly touted prospect nor an...
  • Angels' season so far is a matter of perspective

    Angels' season so far is a matter of perspective
    An ugly first inning that featured two Angels errors, one on a routine fly ball that dropped when Mike Trout and Collin Cowgill collided in right-center field, and two walks led to an unsightly 9-2 loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday night. The...
  • Getting Jon Lester makes A's an even more formidable foe for Angels

    Getting Jon Lester makes A's an even more formidable foe for Angels
    The hill the Angels must climb to win the American League West championship grew considerably steeper Thursday when the division-leading Oakland Athletics acquired Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes for left fielder Yoenis Cespedes....
  • Not a good day for Angels as Athletics, Tigers bulk up on pitching

    Not a good day for Angels as Athletics, Tigers bulk up on pitching
    The Angels are excited, and justifiably so. They are on pace for their first playoff spot since 2009, with an 8 1/2 game lead in the American League wild-card standings. Yet they are winning with a starting rotation that is a better fit for the long...
  • Orioles players say addition of Andrew Miller 'just makes us better'

    Orioles players say addition of Andrew Miller 'just makes us better'
    The Orioles' trade with the Boston Red Sox on Thursday that added left-handed reliever Andrew Miller to the bullpen was received with positive reviews in the clubhouse, both for what he does on the mound and what he won't be doing anymore. Miller, a...
  • Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers add top pitchers

    Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers add top pitchers
    The Chicago White Sox had the bases loaded, with Gordon Beckham at bat. The count was two balls and two strikes. The Detroit Tigers suddenly decided to make a change — not at pitcher, but in center field. The Tigers were frantic about it. Their...
  • Yasiel Puig impresses Torii Hunter, could draw more praise this week

    Yasiel Puig impresses Torii Hunter, could draw more praise this week
    The men who play baseball are fans of the sport too. The MLB Network is the default setting for every clubhouse television. When veterans hear about The Next Big Thing, well, they would rather not take the word of a talking head. They prefer to see with...
  • The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

    The Times' Major League Baseball rankings
    Jim Peltz ranks Major League Baseball's 30 teams. Last week’s rankings are in parentheses, Statistics are through Friday’s games. 1. OAKLAND: The A’s have baseball’s best winning percentage (.624) and have won seven of their last...