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  • Angels' Matt Joyce rewards manager's faith with two hits and a walk

    Angels' Matt Joyce rewards manager's faith with two hits and a walk
    Struggling Angels left fielder Matt Joyce, who was benched Sunday and Monday, got his second straight start Wednesday night despite a one-for-13, seven-game skid that dropped his average to .181 and on-base percentage to .263. Manager Mike Scioscia...
  • Boston's Mike Napoli just keeps on pounding the Angels

    Boston's Mike Napoli just keeps on pounding the Angels
    C.J. Wilson has pitched Mike Napoli tough over the years, the Angels left-hander having limited the slugger to six hits, including one home run, in 31 at-bats for a .194 average. But Napoli had Wilson's number in more ways than one Saturday night,...
  • Angels reach agreement to trade Josh Hamilton to Rangers

    Angels reach agreement to trade Josh Hamilton to Rangers
    In the end, there was no fight. Josh Hamilton could get to go home, and Angels owner Arte Moreno could get to rid his team of the troubled outfielder and save himself a few bucks in the process. The Angels agreed Friday to trade Hamilton to the Texas...
  • White Sox continue spending spree, agree to deal with Melky Cabrera

    White Sox continue spending spree, agree to deal with Melky Cabrera
    The Chicago White Sox's stealth pursuit of free agent Melky Cabrera paid off late Saturday when the former Blue Jays outfielder agreed to a three-year deal. MLB.com confirmed the 30-year-old Cabrera agreed to a deal worth an estimated $42 million to 43....
  • Dodgers don't plan to start Carl Crawford in the outfield

    Dodgers don't plan to start Carl Crawford in the outfield
    After 13 months of debate and discussion about how to fit four starting outfielders into three spots, the Dodgers finally have an answer. Yasiel Puig plays right field, Andre Ethier center, Matt Kemp left. Carl Crawford? Left out. The Dodgers flew...
  • Josh Hamilton's season-long slump has the Angels concerned

    Josh Hamilton's season-long slump has the Angels concerned
    CLEVELAND — At least with Albert Pujols the Angels can point to the excruciating pain he felt in his left heel, which finally gave out on July 26, and a sore right knee as tangible reasons for his career-low average and on-base and slugging...
  • Derek Jeter makes successful return to Yankees

    Derek Jeter makes successful return to Yankees
    Derek Jeter delivered a single on the first pitch he saw in his season debut with the New York Yankees, helping the club rally for an 8-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday afternoon in the Bronx. Jeter, who missed eight months after...
  • Jim Johnson blows sixth save of the year in loss to the Yankees

    Jim Johnson blows sixth save of the year in loss to the Yankees
    NEW YORK – There is a way to crunch the numbers so that Jim Johnson’s 2013 season looks palatable. The Orioles closer is still leading the majors with 29 saves. He has made 43 appearances in the first half – tied for fourth most in all...
  • Chris Nelson hits two homers to lead Angels to 8-4 win over Yankees

    NEW YORK — Chris Nelson hit a solo home run to right-center field in the fourth inning and broke the game open with a grand slam to left field in the eighth Thursday, as the Angels avoided a four-game sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees...
  • Angels unlikely to make Jason Vargas a qualifying offer; to pursue pitching via trade

    Angels unlikely to make Jason Vargas a qualifying offer; to pursue pitching via trade
    The Angels have only one free agent, pitcher Jason Vargas, and they have until 2 p.m. Monday to decide whether to extend a one-year, $14.1-million qualifying offer to the left-hander who went 9-8 with a 4.02 earned-run average in 24 starts during an...
  • Orioles lose Travis Ishikawa to Yankees on waivers

    Orioles lose Travis Ishikawa to Yankees on waivers
    First baseman Travis Ishikawa, who was designated for assignment on June 29, was claimed by the New York Yankees on waivers Sunday afternoon. Ishikawa, 29, had two hits in 17 at-bats in his brief time with the Orioles. He had batted .316 with a .413 on-...