| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:41 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Reliever Francisco Rodriguez joined the Orioles before Wednesday's game in Kansas City still a little surprised he was suddenly wearing a Baltimore uniform after having been acquired in a trade.
Trade rumors had him linked to a...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 5:04 PM
OAKLAND -- A day that began with bad news got even worse for the Angels, who lost slugger Albert Pujols -- probably for the season -- in the morning and blew a five-run lead in an unsightly 10-6 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Mike Trout might be the best player in baseball. He might even win a most valuable player one of these years.
This was not the year, again. For the second consecutive season, Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera beat the Angels outfielder for the...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Last year’s American League Most Valuable Player race was one of the most contested in recent years, stoking a debate between two distinct schools of thought about the basis of baseball’s highest individual award.
This season, Orioles...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:02 AM
KEY MOMENT: Down by two runs in the ninth, Kole Calhoun double for his third hit of the game and Mike Trout hit a towering two-run homer to center field, his fifth of the season, against left-hander Sean Doolittle to pull the Angels even, 9-9. But Oakland...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:54 AM
I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Oakland Athletics closer Jim Johnson struggled once again Wednesday, but the offense bailed him out in extra innings in a 7-4 win over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.
With a 4-2 lead entering the bottom of the ninth, Johnson allowed a single to the...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:58 PM
I believe it was that great baseball sage, Daffy Duck, who said of the Dodgers’ bullpen: “What a predicament!”
The Dodgers are flush with relievers. Stocked with veteran arms. Have three former closers backing up Kenley Jansen....
| Mar 2, 2014
| 4:22 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. -- As the Angels identify their starting rotation, Joe Blanton is on the outside looking in.
Blanton lost his spot in the rotation last season. If he pitches well this spring and the Angels still like their starting five, they might be able...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:10 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels might be all about Mike Trout this and Mike Trout that, but Albert Pujols scoffed at the suggestion that he might be motivated by all that Trout has accomplished.
"I don't need to compare with anybody, buddy," Pujols said...
| May 1, 2013
| 4:35 PM
OAKLAND -- C.J. Wilson survived a rocky start, Howie Kendrick, Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo each hit solo home runs, and Ernesto Frieri came through with a five-out, 35-pitch save Wednesday, as the Angels snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory...