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  • Angels' long sojourn ends with a loss, 2-0

     
    Tyler Chatwood gave the Angels one of the best performances of his brief major league career Wednesday, shutting Kansas City out on five hits through 7 2/3 innings, but it went for naught when Billy Butler hit a disputed two-run......
  • Angels' Haren limps off field in pain

     
    Potential bad news for the Angels: As the team was taking the field for batting practice before Wednesday's afternoon game with the Kansas City Royals, right-hander Dan Haren came limping off in obvious pain. Manager Mike Scioscia said Haren experienced.....
  • Angels get creative with lineup choices

     
    When Angels' right-hander Joel Pineiro goes for his 100th career victory Tuesday in Kansas City, he might not recognize some of the guys in the lineup with him. Or at least not where they're positioned. With left-hander Jeff Francis pitching......
  • Torii Hunter makes it a memorable Memorial Day for Angels

     
    It was a memorable Memorial Day for the Angels' Torii Hunter, whose two-run home run in the ninth inning capped a wild comeback and gave the Angels a 10-8 win over the Kansas City Royals. The two-run shot to left-center......
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • Royals, Ned Yost agree to one-year contract extension: 'That's all I wanted,' he says

    The longest-tenured manager in Kansas City Royals history wound through the terrain of Georgia on Tuesday afternoon, headed for a familiar destination. Earlier in the day, the Royals solidified Ned Yost's standing in the organization in the form of a...
  • Athletics get Zobrist, Escobar from Rays for Jaso, 2 minor leaguers

    After spending much of the offseason dealing away stars, Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane added one for a change. The A's acquired versatile two-time All-Star infielder Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays on...