| Jun 29, 2013
| 7:47 PM
HOUSTON — Astros Manager Bo Porter called Angels Manager Mike Scioscia on Saturday to apologize for what many consider a bush-league ploy, one that caused confusion between Angels catcher Hank Conger and first baseman Mark Trumbo on a popup that...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 2:30 PM
HOUSTON -- C.J. Wilson threw seven strong innings, and Josh Hamilton snapped a tie with a run-scoring double in the eighth inning to lead the Angels to a 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Sunday.
The win completed a three-game...
| May 6, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Rangers (1): Ran their top three pitchers at the Red Sox in an impressive weekend sweep started by Derek Holland and finished by Yu Darvish, with Alexi Ogando in between. Looking very smart for letting Josh Hamilton...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:24 PM
HOUSTON — The Angels broke out the hard hats, fired up the backhoe and dug their season-opening hole a little deeper Wednesday night.
They got a quality start from Joe Blanton but grounded into four double plays and went hitless in five at-bats...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:10 PM
1. Tigers: Forget the concern at closer. They were loaded last year, and they're a lot better with Victor Martinez, Torii Hunter and a full year of Anibal Sanchez.
2. Dodgers: Hanley Ramirez's injury could slow them out of the gate, but they're deep and...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 9:13 PM
Ervin Santana plans to give the ball from his 100th career win to his mother.
It's a gift that's been a long time coming.
Santana pitched seven snappy innings in his seventh attempt to reach the milestone, and the Royals finally gave him...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:42 PM
HOUSTON — Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman can't explain it; really there's not necessarily any logical reasoning for it.
Maybe it's advanced maturity or improved focus or pure coincidence, but when Tillman takes the mound on the road this season...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:49 PM
1. Rangers (1): How good of a team do you have to be to beat the Tigers when Miguel Cabrera hits three home runs? Texas did that after putting Ian Kinsler on the DL on Sunday. Alexi Ogando is another recent addition to the DL.
2. Cardinals (2):...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 10:55 PM
OAKLAND – If there’s one thing that separates the Oakland A’s and the Orioles, the American League’s two upstarts, it’s that the A’s young pitching has been a tick better this season.
On Saturday, in Oakland’s 5-...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 7:19 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins were cautiously optimistic heading into the All-Star break, thinking their best baseball of the season was ahead of them after a competitive road trip to Detroit and Texas.
Three games into the unofficial second...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 9:51 PM
The Orioles entered Friday night’s series opener against the Oakland A's with a 41-0 record when leading after eight innings.
Their 14-9 loss changed that, as All-Star closer Jim Johnson gave up six runs in the ninth, the most in his major league...