| 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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 11:04 PM
Don't look now, but baseball's hottest team is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who entered the All-Star break with a 57-37 record, 1 1/2 games behind the first-place Oakland Athletics in the American League West.
Can the Angels catch the A's and win...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 10:27 PM
KEY MOMENT: Angels reliever Jason Grilli came into a tie game in the sixth inning and five batters later Oakland had a two-run lead on an infield single, Sam Fuld's triple to right-center and Andy Parrino's scoring fly ball. The Angels didn't quit,...
| 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 23, 2014
| 9:16 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. WASHINGTON: Masters of the big finish, with five walkoff wins in six games. (6)
2. BALTIMORE: On pace for its biggest AL East margin since 1971, when Orioles...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 9:50 PM
KEY MOMENT: Angels reliever Joe Smith sailed a two-out pitch to the backstop, allowing Coco Crisp to score the winning run from third in the eighth inning. Crisp had greeted Smith with a single to center and worked his way to third on a pair of...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:25 PM
KEY MOMENT: Oakland's Scott Kazmir breezed through a first inning in which he made just six pitches. But his former teammates roughed him up in their next two at-bats with Josh Hamilton scoring twice and driving in two runs and Erick Aybar doubling in two...
| 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 26, 2013
| 11:33 PM
OAKLAND — Forks and knives scraping plates were all that broke the silence in the Angels clubhouse Friday night after a 6-4 loss to the Oakland Athletics dropped them 11 games back in the American League West.
It has become an all-too-familiar...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:18 AM
We already knew that Adam Jones was the Orioles' undisputed king of Twitter, but now he can add ESPN.com blogger to his digital resume.
With Buster Olney taking vacation this week -- or at least as much of a vacation you can take as a baseball writer in...