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  • Are the Dodgers about to pay big for trying to have it both ways?

    The Dodgers were built to win now. Weren’t they? The Dodgers have a talent-laden lineup, stars in the rotation, closers galore and the biggest payroll in baseball. “It’s World Series or bust,” Clayton Kershaw said recently on...
  • Mets 8, Athletics 5

    (Updated: UPDATES standings, 3RD graph) Mets 8, Athletics 5: Lucas Duda clubbed a three-run homer and visiting New York scored seven of its eight runs with two outs to earn a split of the two-game series. Zack Wheeler (9-8) won his sixth...
  • Around MLB

    Around MLB
    American League Central Division White Sox: Jose Abreu getting little to hit in second half; only two home runs in first 91 at-bats after the All-Star break. Indians: Breakdown mountain: Knee surgery possible for Nick Swisher; David Murphy is out...
  • Wheeler unbeaten in 10 as Mets top A's

    The Sports Xchange By Dave Del Grande, The Sports Xchange Wheeler unbeaten in 10 as Mets top A's OAKLAND, Calif. -- When his team is in an offensive funk, New York Mets manager Terry Collins knows exactly what to do. Send ace right-hander Zack Wheeler...
  • Pierce Johnson throws his cap in Cubs' ring

     Pierce Johnson throws his cap in Cubs' ring
    KODAK, Tenn. — While the arrivals of Javier Baez and Jorge Soler have given Cubs fans hope the game plan finally is coming to fruition, Double-A right-hander Pierce Johnson and the rest of the top pitching prospects aren't assured of a seat at the...
  • Defense helps carry Angels to shutout

    The Sports Xchange By Joe Haakenson, The Sports Xchange Defense helps carry Angels to shutout ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jered Weaver threw seven scoreless innings and Albert Pujols and Chris Iannetta hit home runs, but the Los Angeles Angels' 4-0 win over the...
  • Athletics drop protest of Thursday's game

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The A's have decided to drop their protest of Thursday's game, in which Angels shortstop Erick Aybar was awarded first base after colliding with righty Dan Otero...
  • Angels get A's for effort in 4-0 victory

    Angels get A's for effort in 4-0 victory
    Oakland center fielder Coco Crisp risked serious injury when he crashed into the wall in a gallant effort to rob Angels catcher Chris Iannetta of a two-run home run in the fifth inning Friday night. Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton hurled his body into...
  • Pitching, power lead Angels to 4-0 win over A's

    Pitching, power lead Angels to 4-0 win over A's
    KEY MOMENT: A's center fielder Coco Crisp nearly made a spectacular leaping catch to rob Chris Iannetta of a two-run home run in the fifth inning, but the ball squirted out of his glove and over the wall after Crisp slammed face-first into the fence....
  • Angels go to extras to beat Athletics, 4-3

    Angels go to extras to beat Athletics, 4-3
    KEY MOMENT: Albert Pujols isn't known for his speed, but after drawing a walk to lead off the 10th inning, the Angels' first baseman took third on Josh Hamilton's single to center field and scored the winning run on Howie Kendrick's sacrifice fly to...
  • Freiman makes room for Pomeranz

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH HOUSTON -- When the Athletics optioned first baseman Nate Freiman to Class A Beloit on Wednesday, it was with the understanding that Freiman will return soon, perhaps as early as...