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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    What's the Cubs' situation with Tsuyoshi Wada? Do we have his rights for the next few years since he's a "rookie”? Obviously his only detriment is his age, but even so he can be a nice bridge at the end of the rotation until C.J. Edwards, Corey...
  • 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...