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National League West

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  • Rockies midseason report: Rotation holds key to success

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Colorado Rockies - INSIDE PITCH The Rockies go into the second half with a 40-55 record. They are 13 games behind and a half game out of last place in the National League West. But they have hope for improvement as...
  • Utley, Tanaka among MLB's first-half MVPs

    Utley, Tanaka among MLB's first-half MVPs
    The list of players who were the most valuable on their team through the first half of the 2014 baseball season includes usual suspects such as Andrew McCutchen, Troy Tulowitzki, Paul Goldschmidt, Felix Hernandez and David Price. As with every season,...
  • Troy Tulowitzki, Mike Trout look like your midseason MVPs

    Troy Tulowitzki, Mike Trout look like your midseason MVPs
    There are many dog days of summer ahead so a lot can change, but here’s a look at the most-valuable-player races from the Major League Baseball season so far. American League: The Angels’ Mike Trout (.310, 22 home runs, 73 RBIs) is, for...
  • Parity provides hope along with mediocrity

     Parity provides hope along with mediocrity
    MINNEAPOLIS — Parity has been one of the biggest stories of baseball's first half, with almost everyone still in the wild-card hunt. "Parity is good," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said recently. "More people are in it. Hope is always good."...
  • Mark Purdy: Can't tell story of Biogenesis without mention of Melky Cabrera

    This week is the second anniversary of Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera winning the All-Star game trophy for Most Valuable Player. He's the only Giants player to win that award in the past 40 years. You may notice, however, that the team is doing...
  • MLB team-by-team midterm grades

    The Sports Xchange By Rick Kaplan, The Sports Xchange MLB team-by-team midterm grades With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals. The American League West is home to the...
  • Dodgers lose, and they could use a shot in arm

    Dodgers lose, and they could use a shot in arm
    Hanley Ramirez wasn't in the Dodgers' lineup again Friday, this time because he was only a day removed from receiving a cortisone injection on his troublesome right shoulder. Ramirez's absence is expected to be a short-term problem. When he feels...
  • Padres halt skid with win in Los Angeles

    The Sports Xchange By Forrest Lee, The Sports Xchange Padres halt skid with win in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES -- Getting a grip and successfully executing off-speed pitches has played a big hand in the development of Jesse Hahn. Hahn had another strong...
  • A.J. Ellis propels Dodgers to 1-0 win over Padres

    A.J. Ellis propels Dodgers to 1-0 win over Padres
    Catcher A.J. Ellis lifted the Dodgers to a walk-off, 1-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night, driving in Adrian Gonzalez with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to right field in the bottom of the ninth inning. The win moved the Dodgers back...
  • The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

    Jim Peltz ranks Major League Baseball's 30 teams. Last week’s rankings are in parentheses, Statistics are through Friday’s games. 1. OAKLAND: The A’s have baseball’s best winning percentage (.624) and have won seven of their last...
  • Maholm, Ellis lead Dodgers to 1-0 win

    The Sports Xchange By Forrest Lee, the Sports Xchange Maholm, Ellis lead Dodgers to 1-0 win LOS ANGELES -- For a spot starter, Paul Maholm came through with flying colors. Catcher A.J. Ellis hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, giving the...