| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:18 PM
The Chicago White Sox had the bases loaded, with Gordon Beckham at bat. The count was two balls and two strikes. The Detroit Tigers suddenly decided to make a change — not at pitcher, but in center field.
The Tigers were frantic about it. Their...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 9:36 PM
KEY MOMENT: With the Angels trailing, 2-1, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton led off the sixth inning with singles, and Howie Kendrick, on his 31st birthday, lofted a run-scoring single to right-center, his third hit of the game. David Freese added a...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:11 PM
With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals.
The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:59 PM
The list of players who were the most valuable on their team through the first half of the 2014 baseball season includes usual suspects such as Andrew McCutchen, Troy Tulowitzki, Paul Goldschmidt, Felix Hernandez and David Price.
As with every season,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 11:04 PM
Don't look now, but baseball's hottest team is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who entered the All-Star break with a 57-37 record, 1 1/2 games behind the first-place Oakland Athletics in the American League West.
Can the Angels catch the A's and win...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 1:29 AM
KEY MOMENT: Mike Trout doubled with one out in the bottom of the 16th inning and, after Albert Pujols grounded out to the pitcher and Josh Hamilton was intenionally walked, pinch-hitter Efren Navarro stroked reliever Dominic Leone's first pitch into...
| Jul 20, 2014
KEY MOMENT: Kyle Seager and Logan Morrison, who each hit left-handed, opened the 12th inning with doubles against left-hander Joe Thatcher to end a 1-1 tie and end at 15 a streak of consecutive scoreless innings by Angels relievers. Endy Chavez's bunt...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Garrett Richards might not have been an All-Star but he sure pitched like one Saturday night, tossing a perfect game through five innings. The Angels lost 3-2 in 12 innings.
The second contest of a three-game set against Seattle pitted Richards...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 7:45 PM
KEY MOMENT: With the Angels trailing, 5-4, in the ninth inning, Mike Trout walked and took off from first base on a 1-and-1 pitch to Albert Pujols, who sliced a double to right field. Trout slid feet-first into second base, not knowing where the ball...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 11:20 PM
The Angels are not one of the clubs approaching the July 31 trade deadline with urgency. They already have accomplished their primary goal, fortifying their bullpen by trading for closer Huston Street and setup men Jason Grilli and Joe Thatcher.
| Jul 5, 2014
| 10:57 PM
KEY MOMENT: Albert Pujols stood and watched as his mammoth home run sailed deep into the night and put the Angels ahead for good. The Angels had trailed 5-2 entering the seventh inning, but a trio of home runs — two-run homers from Pujols and...