| Aug 22, 2014
| 11:25 PM
Mike Scioscia was fully aware of both the calendar and the consequences Friday when his Angels opened a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics.
The lead in the American League West was hanging in the balance with five weeks left in the season....
| Aug 24, 2014
It took the Angels more than three years to climb alone to the top of the American League West, a summit they had last reached in May 2011. But they needed only six days to lose their footing and slip back into a first-place tie with the Oakland...
| 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 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....
| 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...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:56 PM
White Sox: Parity helps White Sox remain contender despite 28th-ranked fielding, 26th-ranked pitching entering weekend.
Indians: Lonnie Chisenhall hits three homers, drives in nine runs and goes 5-for-5 vs. Rangers....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:03 PM
TOP OF THE ORDER
Mike Hiserman ranks the 30 teams.
Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games:
1. SAN FRANCISCO: Right-hander Jean Machi (0.31 ERA) has major league-best 23 1/3 -inning scoreless streak. (3)
| 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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:49 PM
Wei-Yin Chen surrendered home runs in back-to-back innings in the Orioles’ 4-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics at Camden Yards on Friday, but his night was hardly a disappointment.
Despite solo blasts by Josh Donaldson and Derek Norris in the...