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  • Angels' Vernon Wells, Howie Kendrick making progress

     
    The return of Vernon Wells and Howie Kendrick from the disabled list could happen sooner rather than later judging by the way the two players looked during pregame drills Monday. Both players ran and performed agility drills Monday morning, then......
  • Angels' Ervin Santana shares A.L. Player of the Week honors

     
    Ervin Santana only pitched once last week but his no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday was good enough to earn him a share of the American League's Player of the Week honors. Kansas City's Billy Butler was also recognized......
  • Vegas favors a Michigan-Louisville national championship game

     
    It's April Fool's Day, but there's no foolin' around in Vegas where sports wagering is at a feverish pitch with the start of baseball season and the NCAA tournament now down to its Final Four. Vegas likes Michigan, slightly, over Syracuse and Louisville...
  • Phillies' comeback falls just short

     
    This was not the kind of start the Phillies were expecting to get from Cole Hamels or their bullpen. Hamels allowed a career-high eight earned runs and the bullpen again failed to keep the game close in their 9-8 loss......
  • Twitter did wonders for the All-Star Game ... and TV ratings were up

     
    And you thought a blowout in the All-Star Game would mean less interest. Think again. The All-Star Game on FOX generated an increase in overnight TV ratings and won the night in prime time despite an 8-0 blowout by the......
  • Preview: Tigers at Royals

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Tigers at Royals The Detroit Tigers can take another huge step toward their fourth consecutive American League Central title when they try for a three-game sweep of the host Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Detroit improved to...
  • Kansas City Royals - PlayerWatch

    OF Nori Aoki went 2-for-3 for his fourth consecutive multi-hit game. He is 13-for-16, .813, in that span. DH Billy Butler, who entered the game with a .415 batting average off Tigers RHP Justin Verlander, flied out to shallow right while swinging on a 3-...
  • Royals fall to Tigers, 3-2, after controversial call, missed opportunities

    Inside a losing clubhouse, in the wake of falling yet again to Detroit, the Royals exhibited gloom and confusion. A team official contacted MLB headquarters to see if the club could protest Saturday's 3-2 defeat. A few players raged at the injustice of...
  • BBO-PLAYER-NEWS-WIRE - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange 09/20/2014 MLB Note - Houston Astros Downs, Darin LHP Darin Downs left in the eighth inning due to discomfort in his right oblique. Downs surrendered a home run to the lone batter he faced, Mariners LF Dustin Ackley. Downs missed 16...
  • Tigers, Verlander dominate Royals, 10-1

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Detroit Tigers' offense was as prolific as Justin Verlander was efficient. The hitters provided the right-hander with a three-run advantage before he went to the mound. Then Verlander then put on a scoreless clinic in the park...
  • Yost on struggling Perez: 'He's trying too hard'

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ned Yost says Salvador Perez isn't tired; he's just trying too hard. Perez, who has started 132 games behind the plate and played in 140, had been in a 5-for-...