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  • Game sails away from Angels

    KEY MOMENT: Angels reliever Joe Smith sailed a two-out pitch to the backstop, allowing Coco Crisp to score the winning run from third in the eighth inning. Crisp had greeted Smith with a single to center and worked his way to third on a pair of...
  • Angels continue to struggle at Coliseum

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Angels - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels arrived Friday at the O.co Coliseum on the heels of a four-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The Angels had won eight of...
  • Oakland Athletics take first game of series with Angels, 5-3

    Oakland Athletics take first game of series with Angels, 5-3
    KEY MOMENT: Angels reliever Jason Grilli came into a tie game in the sixth inning and five batters later Oakland had a two-run lead on an infield single, Sam Fuld's triple to right-center and Andy Parrino's scoring fly ball. The Angels didn't quit,...
  • Garrett Richards' injury means Angels need to win AL West

    Garrett Richards' injury means Angels need to win AL West
    There should not have been a sense of urgency surrounding this weekend's series between the Angels and Oakland Athletics. The Angels have the best record in the major leagues. The A's have the second-best record. The teams might joust over the...
  • There's a lot of brains behind the scenes of the Oakland Athletics

    The Oakland Athletics have the second-best record in baseball, have been in first place in the American League West for all but four days since April 12, and are chasing their third straight division title. Yet, some hardcore baseball fans would have...
  • Angels acquire veteran infielder Gordon Beckham from White Sox

    The Angels made a trade Thursday, but it wasn’t for a starting pitcher to replace the injured Garrett Richards. The team acquired veteran utility infielder Gordon Beckham from the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named or cash. General...
  • Is the July 31 trade deadline overrated?

    Is the July 31 trade deadline overrated?
    Major league teams obsess throughout the month of July about the deadline for making trades without passing players through waivers, then some of them sacrifice their best young talent for the prospect of some instant postseason gratification. There...
  • A's push back Hammel's next start

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange A's push back Hammel's next start OAKLAND, Calif. -- Struggling right-hander Jason Hammel's turn in the rotation will be skipped Friday when the A's open a three-game series against the Los Angeles...
  • Chris Iannetta pushes Angels past Red Sox, 4-3

    Chris Iannetta pushes Angels past Red Sox, 4-3
    AT THE PLATE: Josh Hamilton was back in the cleanup spot after a two-game “mental break” from a slump in which he hit .132 (five for 38) with 18 strikeouts in his previous 10 games. He flied to deep center in the first, was hit by a pitch in...
  • Crisp helps Athletics snap losing streak in victory over Mets

    OAKLAND, Calif. The Oakland A's have been pretty much waiting since the All-Star break for a big Coco Crisp breakout, and he finally might have struck the kind of blow Tuesday night that fires up some long-overdue hot Coco. Crisp broke a 1-1, fourth-...
  • Crisp, A's get back on track in win over Mets

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange Crisp, A's get back on track in win over Mets OAKLAND, Calif. -- Coco Crisp entered Tuesday night's game mired in a hitting slump and hoping to bust loose. The Oakland center fielder warmed up...