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  • Angels' Fernando Rodney loses closer job to Jordan Walden

     
    After the Angels bullpen lost three games in Kansas City during the Royals' final at-bat, Manager Mike Scioscia promised to "sort some things out." Tuesday he announced the results of that sorting process, taking the role of closer away from......
  • Angels drop Vernon Wells in lineup

     
    Scratching Jered Weaver from his scheduled start Sunday wasn't the only lineup change Angels Manager Mike Scioscia made. Outfielder Vernon Wells, who has hit fourth or fifth all season, was dropped to the No. 6 spot while Howie Kendrick was......
  • Slumping Vernon Wells helps Angels to 8-5 win

     
    Bobby Abreu, Howie Kendrick and Alberto Callaspo led a 17-hit attack with three hits each and Vernon Wells, mired in a monthlong slump, broke a tie with a fifth-inning sacrifice fly to lead the Angels to an 8-5 win over......
  • Rays beat Angels on walkoff wild pitch, 2-1

     
    Tampa Bay's James Shields may be the hottest pitcher in baseball. But for a time Saturday, he also seemed to be the unluckiest as well. After coming within three outs of a third consecutive complete game and second straight shutout,......
  • Mike Scioscia shakes up Angels lineup for game against Rays

     
    Right fielder Torii Hunter was moved from his usual cleanup spot to the second spot for Wednesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, part of lineup shakeup Manager Mike Scioscia hopes will spark an offense that has scored only......
  • Rays, Cardinals are up, Red Sox, Braves down in wild wild-card

     
    After one of the most thrilling regular-season conclusions in baseball history, the web is abuzz with scenes of champagne-filled euphoria in some clubhouses and demoralized agony in others. The St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays won the National and.....
  • Orioles catcher Matt Wieters selected to his first career All-Star Game

    Orioles catcher Matt Wieters selected to his first career All-Star Game
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter and acting bench coach John Russell wanted to deliver the news to Matt Wieters, but there was the small matter of finding the young catcher on a day the players didn't have to report until much later. Their search took all...
  • Wegner tosses out Quintana, Ventura and any clue he might've had

    Wegner tosses out Quintana, Ventura and any clue he might've had
    The good thing about a sleepy, half-empty domed stadium like Tropicana Field is that everybody got to hear Hawk Harrelson go off on Mark Wegner. If you missed it, I assume you’re reading this in the hereafter. Whatever, here’s an extended...
  • Orioles drop out of first place with 5-0 loss to Tampa Bay

    Orioles drop out of first place with 5-0 loss to Tampa Bay
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Despite the strong start the Orioles had throughout the season's first seven weeks, they never owned a lead atop the American League East of more than two games. Heading into Friday's game against the co-division leading Rays,...
  • Matusz dazzles as Orioles beat Rays, 2-1, and climb back into first place

    Matusz dazzles as Orioles beat Rays, 2-1, and climb back into first place
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Orioles needed a starting pitching performance to remember Saturday night. They needed something to restore faith in their rotation, something to help stop their sudden swoon. Brian Matusz was up for the challenge. The...
  • Quintana is Spanish for 'Decision time, White Sox'

    Quintana is Spanish for 'Decision time, White Sox'
    Something has to give, and it ought to be Philip Humber. Or maybe Gavin Floyd. Whatever, someone has to give up his spot in the White Sox rotation to make room for Jose Quintana. The kid left-hander just went down to St. Louis and won his matchup...