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  • Athletics rock the Twins behind Donaldson and Fuld

    MINNEAPOLIS The major gamble of the Oakland Athletics' offseason has become the major quandary of the early season, with Jim Johnson no longer the Oakland closer. The Athletics didn't need Johnson or anyone else to close Thursday in a 6-1 win over the...
  • 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...
  • Royals ace James Shields struggles in loss to Twins

    MINNEAPOLIS Fatigue invaded the limbs of Kansas City Royals starter James Shields midway through the second inning Saturday. He needed 50 pitches to complete it, and at some point, he admitted after a 7-1 defeat to the Twins, the toll affected his...
  • Athletics needs to play to gain rhythm

    MINNEAPOLIS Sitting in Minneapolis on an off-day with a .125 batting average, Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick said what he craves more than anything is consistency, which he is not getting at the plate right now. In the last week and a half,...
  • Norris blasts three-run homer to lift Athletics to victory in 11 innings

    MINNEAPOLIS Catcher Derek Norris took Jim Johnson off the hook Wednesday afternoon, hammering a three-run home run in the 11th inning to enable the Oakland Athletics to pull out a 7-4 win over Minnesota after the Twins knocked around the A's closer when...
  • Preview: Royals at Twins

    The Minnesota Twins have pummeled Kansas City the past two days and look to complete a three-game sweep of the visiting Royals in Sunday’s series finale. Minnesota has outscored Kansas City 17-2 in winning the first two games, a remarkable turnaround...
  • Marla Ridenour: Historically brilliant, Indians' Danny Salazar strikes out 10 in loss to White Sox

    CHICAGO Through the first eight batters Thursday night, Indians starter Danny Salazar played an amazingly bizarre game with the Chicago White Sox. In that span, Salazar struck out six. The other two batters, Jose Abreu and Alexei Ramirez, touched him for...
  • Brewers' Lohse shares life lessons with younger players

    Kyle Lohse is pitching in a few hours and you don't dare talk to a pitcher the day he's starting. That's sacrilegious, a quick way to get blacklisted. Yet he hardly hesitates. Granted, the Cactus League is not the NLCS. But why not reflect on this 13-...
  • Preview for the NL West Division

    How they'll finish in the NL WEST Pos. Team 1. Dodgers 2. Arizona 3. San Francisco 4. San Diego 5. Colorado New faces, places The Dodgers already had one of the best rotations in baseball, and it got stronger with the addition of Dan...
  • Will speed finally lead to World Series title?

    Contrary to popular mythology, the Tigers didn't lose to Boston in the championship series last October just because the bullpen gave up two late-inning grand slams. The grand slams at Fenway Park were the most spectacular cause of the two losses in...
  • Capsules for the AL Central Division

    AL CENTRAL (in predicted order of finish) Detroit Tigers Last year: 93-69 (first, AL Central) New faces: 2B Ian Kinsler (Rangers), RHP Joe Nathan (Rangers), OF Rajai Davis (Blue Jays), RHP Joba Chamberlain (Yankees), LHP Ian Krol (Nationals)...