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  • Made-for-TV clincher a thrill for Angels, who celebrate into the night

    Made-for-TV clincher a thrill for Angels, who celebrate into the night
    Circumstances prevented the Angels from partaking in the traditional dogpile around the mound in celebration of their American League West title Wednesday night, but that hardly detracted from the festivities. It was about an hour after their 5-0...
  • Texas completes sweep of stumbling A's

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange Texas completes sweep of stumbling A's OAKLAND, Calif. -- When Oakland beat the Minnesota Twins for the third consecutive time Aug. 9, the A's owned a 71-45 record and a four-game lead in the...
  • New chest injury shuts down Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton

    The music was blaring, the champagne and beer were flowing, the victory cigars were lit, and ski-goggle-wearing players were hugging and dancing, turning the Angels clubhouse into a scene from Animal House, minus the togas. A wild American League West-...
  • Angels scratch Jered Weaver from a start to use ace in playoff opener

    Angels scratch Jered Weaver from a start to use ace in playoff opener
    With the American League West title secured Wednesday night, the Angels scratched Jered Weaver from Thursday night’s start against Seattle to give the ace some extra rest before his final two regular-season starts and line him up for Game 1 of the...
  • On The Fly: New Jeter Commercial A Schmaltzy Winner

    There's a new Derek Jeter commercial out, this one for Gatorade. If you haven't seen it, he decides to get out of a cab and walk the last few blocks to Yankee Stadium meeting and greeting folks along the way, especially at Stan's, the old souvenir shop....
  • Athletics' downward spiral continues

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics freefall continued Thursday at the O.co Coliseum with a 7-2 loss to the Texas Rangers, and there's no guarantee it will end in time for them...
  • Mariners rally for three runs in ninth inning to beat Angels, 3-1

    KEY MOMENT: With two outs and no score in the top of the ninth, Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen appeared to have pinch-runner James Jones picked off first, but he bounced his throw past the bag for an error, allowing Jones to take second. Kyle Seager was...
  • Wade LeBlanc gives Angels chance in game few thought they could win

    Wade LeBlanc gives Angels chance in game few thought they could win
    Amid the disappointment of a 3-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night, the Angels may have gained a badly needed starting pitcher. Informed Thursday morning that he would start in place of ace Jered Weaver, veteran left-hander Wade LeBlanc...
  • Angels might use Jered Weaver on short rest in ALDS

    The Angels are considering whether to use ace Jered Weaver on short rest in the first round of the American League playoffs. "It's always something you consider in a shorter series," Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said Friday. The Dodgers made that move...
  • Rangers rout Angels for seventh straight win

    The Sports Xchange By Joseph D'Hippolito, The Sports Xchange Rangers rout Angels for seventh straight win ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In his second major league start, Lisalverto Bonilla stifled the most productive offense in the major leagues. The right-...
  • The skinny on Angels rotation: It's awfully thin heading into playoffs

    The skinny on Angels rotation: It's awfully thin heading into playoffs
    The Angels do not open the playoffs for another 12 days, but they already are concerned about how to configure an injury-depleted starting rotation for postseason use. On Friday, hours after Manager Mike Scioscia revealed the Angels might use Jered...