| Jun 1, 2014
| 7:36 PM
KEY MOMENT: Angels ace Jered Weaver had held Josh Donaldson hitless in nine career at-bats, but with the bases loaded and one out in the third inning, the A's third baseman rolled a two-run single to left field to key a four-run inning and propel...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 11:14 AM
Nelson Cruz has hit eight home runs in his past 13 games, and All-Star voters have taken notice.
The Orioles designated hitter has passed David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox as the top All-Star Game vote-getter at his position in the American League,...
| 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...
| 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....
| Jul 12, 2014
| 4:59 PM
The men who play baseball are fans of the sport too. The MLB Network is the default setting for every clubhouse television. When veterans hear about The Next Big Thing, well, they would rather not take the word of a talking head. They prefer to see with...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:04 PM
There's a distinct dichotomy that surrounds Orioles center fielder Adam Jones in Baltimore.
He is the club's most consistent performer and surely one of its most ardent community ambassadors. His No. 10 jersey is the most prevalent on any given night in...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:59 PM
The 2013 home run derby champion lit up the park again and defended his title.
In the derby final, Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes outslugged Reds third baseman Todd Frazier, 9-1, to win the MLB All-Star home run derby at Target Field in...