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  • Athletics complete three-game sweep of Angels

    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...
  • Nelson Cruz passes David Ortiz for lead at DH in AL All-Star voting

    Nelson Cruz passes David Ortiz for lead at DH in AL All-Star voting
    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,...
  • Joe Blanton takes 'step forward' in Angels' 3-2 loss to Athletics

    Joe Blanton takes 'step forward' in Angels' 3-2 loss to Athletics
    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...
  • Angels' Albert Pujols is confident about returning to form

    Angels' Albert Pujols is confident about returning to form
    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...
  • Angels fall to Athletics, 10-9, in 11 innings

    Angels fall to Athletics, 10-9, in 11 innings
    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...
  • Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    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...
  • Jim Johnson struggles once again, but Athletics recover to beat Twins

    Jim Johnson struggles once again, but Athletics recover to beat Twins
    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...
  • Dodgers could face expensive decision with struggling Brandon League

    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....
  • Yasiel Puig impresses Torii Hunter, could draw more praise this week

    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...
  • Despite fans' criticism, Orioles' Adam Jones once again having All-Star year

    Despite fans' criticism, Orioles' Adam Jones once again having All-Star year
    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...
  • Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes wins home run derby

    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...