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  • Royals confident Willingham will elevate offense

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Adding another bat for the stretch run, the Kansas City Royals acquired outfielder/designated hitter Josh Willingham from the Minnesota Twins on Monday for...
  • Royals take over first place with win

    The Sports Xchange Royals take over first place with win KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On July 21, it seemed the Kansas City Royals were doomed to sit out the playoffs for the 29th consecutive year. They had lost four straight, were eight games behind the Detroit...
  • Royals move into first place in AL Central

    Royals move into first place in AL Central
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On July 21, it seemed the Kansas City Royals were doomed to sit out the playoffs for the 29th consecutive year. They had lost four straight, were eight games behind the Detroit Tigers and two games below .500. How things have changed...
  • Tyler Skaggs latest to try Tommy John surgery

    Tyler Skaggs has joined the long parade of pitchers to succumb to Tommy John surgery. The promising young Angels left-hander was diagnosed with an ulnar collateral ligament tear in his elbow and will undergo the procedure on Wednesday, sidelining him...
  • Angels' Tyler Skaggs to have Tommy John surgery; will miss 2015 season

    Tyler Skaggs  was diagnosed with an ulnar collateral ligament tear in his elbow and will undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday, a procedure that will sideline the Angels left-hander for the rest of this season and all of 2015. “The Angels gave...
  • Hammel gives A's fans reasons to smile

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- The A's ended their 10-game home stand Sunday with a 6-1 loss to the Minnesota, but it wasn't all bad news for Oakland. Right-hander Jason Hammel had his best...
  • Cespedes' first homer for Red Sox is game-winner

    The Sports Xchange By Joseph D'Hippolito, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: adds new 10th and 11th grafs with De La Rosa quote Cespedes' first homer for Red Sox is game-winner ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Yoenis Cespedes used a dramatic moment to demonstrate the...
  • The Times' baseball rankings

    Bill Shaikin ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. OAKLAND: Jon Lester’s last 204 starts with Red Sox: one shutout. Lester’s first two starts with A’s: one...
  • Cespedes' 3-Run Homer In 8th Lifts Red Sox Past Angels

    Cespedes' 3-Run Homer In 8th Lifts Red Sox Past Angels
    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning, giving the Boston Red Sox a 3-1 victory over the Angels on Sunday at Angel Stadium. Righthander Rubby De La Rosa (4-4) earned his first road win of the season. De La Rosa...
  • Red Sox 3, Angels 1

    The Sports Xchange By Joseph D'Hippolito, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: fixes pitcher who gave up Trout's homer in third graf; write-thru to come Red Sox 3, Angels 1 ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning,...
  • Cook showing confidence out of bullpen

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- If it looks like A's right-handed reliever Ryan Cook has recaptured his All-Star form of 2012 as a rookie, there's a reason. "I feel good. I'm confident when I'm...