| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
On a July afternoon five years ago, the possibility of Mike Trout became quite apparent to the Angels manager.
Before Trout's $144.5-million contract, before the custom Nike cleats bearing the colors of a rainbow trout that he wore in the All-Star...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:52 PM
Mike Trout is batting .290 entering the final weekend of the regular season, well off the .323 he hit last season and .326 average as a rookie in 2012.
The Angels center fielder leads the American League with 181 strikeouts, far more than the 139 and...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:24 PM
— As bad as things got for the Oakland Athletics in August and early September, and they were historically bad for a while, the A's are still in a decent position for a team on the verge of one of baseball's greatest collapses.
| Oct 1, 2014
By David Smale, The Sports Xchange
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez's single down the left field line capped a two-run, 12th-inning rally, and the Kansas City Royals stunned the Oakland Athletics 9-8 Tuesday in the American League wild-card game....
| Sep 21, 2014
| 7:34 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — When Oakland A's third baseman Josh Donaldson came to the plate with one out and a runner on first base in the bottom of the 10th inning Sunday of a 6-6 game against Philadelphia, he relished the moment.
After all, Donaldson...
| Sep 20, 2014
Jon Lester struck out seven in as many innings and Derek Norris drove in a run and scored as Oakland took the series opener from visiting Philadelphia.
Eric Sogard and Coco Crisp each added an RBI single in a three-run second inning for the Athletics,...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:05 AM
The Baltimore Orioles will be without Chris Davis for at least some of the playoffs after the slugger received a 25-game suspension for using amphetamines.
“I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Orioles organization and especially the fans,"...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Derek Jeter will be in the spotlight for perhaps the final time when he starts at shortstop for the American League in the All-Star Game.
The New York Yankees captain, who is retiring following the season, heads the AL squad for the July 17 game in...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:13 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Right-hander Jeff Samardzija was pitching in the first inning of his Oakland A's debut Sunday, and things weren't going as planned.
Samardzija gave up one-out singles to Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Munenori Kawasaki and left...
| 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...
| 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...