| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:01 PM
The Angels on Monday shut down Albert Pujols for the rest of 2013 because of a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left heel, yet another concession that their season is essentially over.
The white flag went up in late July when the Angels, far...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 1:45 PM
CLEVELAND -- Five runs ahead and 10 outs away from a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians, the Angels collapsed in the sixth and seventh innings for a 6-5 loss at Progressive Field on Sunday.
Cleveland catcher Carlos Santana led off the seventh...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:27 PM
CLEVELAND — These Orioles insist they're not going to be caught scoreboard-watching this early in September, even though the American League wild-card standings seem to shuffle like a deck of cards every day.
Shortly after the Orioles dropped a 4-...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 9:10 PM
CLEVELAND -- The full impact of the Orioles' nine-game road trip to Boston, New York and Cleveland won't be known for a couple more weeks, but their 3-6 showing against three teams they're competing with for postseason positioning undoubtedly put a...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:43 PM
Hey, it wasn’t like they were all going to be pretty little things the rest of the way.
Anyone suffering under the delusion that the Dodgers’ recent turnaround meant only blue skies ahead, had only to take in their 10-3 loss to the Cleveland...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:53 PM
Recovering from a career-threatening operation and reinventing himself as a pitcher was only part of Josh Beckett's comeback.
Now comes what could be the greatest obstacle: Maintenance.
Beckett made one of his least effective starts of the season...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Matt Shoemaker was robbed of a chance to pitch his first complete game in the big leagues Tuesday night, but it was Mother Nature, not Manager Mike Scioscia, who gave the Angels right-hander the hook.
Shoemaker threw 94 pitches over eight innings,...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:12 PM
If it was Mike Scioscia's intent to move the Raul Ibanez vs. C.J. Cron debate to the back burner, the Angels manager did a fabulous job of it Thursday.
Otherwise, it was a disastrous afternoon for Scioscia, whose head-scratching bullpen moves in the...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 9:02 AM
It has been a busy weekend already, but the Orioles made a couple more roster moves on Sunday morning, optioning outfielder Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk to finish making room for the arrival of newly acquired DH Jim Thome and the recall of...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 7:40 PM
The Cubs wanted Starlin Castro to be a model citizen, improve his fielding, add a little power and use his speed more often this year.
Castro did all of those things to some degree and ultimately was rewarded with a seven-year, $60 million deal, with a...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 8:34 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter calls it “having too much want-to,” those critical moments when his players' effort doesn't match up with their execution.
He's had to use the phrase far too often over the past 12 games. The offense's...