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  • J.B. Shuck has been a bright spot for Angels

    J.B. Shuck has been a bright spot for Angels
    General Manager Jerry Dipoto has been heavily criticized for his winter pitching moves that didn't pan out, Ryan Madson, Joe Blanton, Tommy Hanson and Sean Burnett providing little or no contributions to the Angels this season. But at least one under-...
  • To reach major leagues, Cubans face short distance but long process

    To reach major leagues, Cubans face short distance but long process
    The shortest route between Cuba and the United States is just 90 miles, but it can be a complicated journey for a baseball player. Because professional sports are outlawed in communist Cuba and most business relationships between U.S. companies and...
  • Moving Company: Speedy Ellsbury, Victorino Set Tone For Sox

     Moving Company: Speedy Ellsbury, Victorino Set Tone For Sox
    BOSTON — One led the American League in stolen bases this season. The other led the American League in getting hit by pitches. Some have claimed, somewhat unfairly, certainly callously, that one does not play in pain. The other almost seems to...
  • Rays get best of Jason Vargas in 7-1 win over Angels

    Jason Vargas threw seven shutout innings last Thursday in Tampa Bay, allowing two hits, striking out seven and walking three in an Angels victory, but his encore performance against the Rays five days later did not go as well. The left-hander was rocked...
  • O's 5-1 loss to Rays sounds alarm on wild-card hopes

    O's 5-1 loss to Rays sounds alarm on wild-card hopes
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – It was perhaps an unfair test, especially with outstanding right-hander Alex Cobb on the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays, but the bleary-eyed, sleep-deprived Orioles had a chance Saturday afternoon to make a statement in a once-...
  • Shhh. Angels' Mike Trout is L.A. star to watch

    Shhh. Angels' Mike Trout is L.A. star to watch
    Mike Trout takes a vicious swing at a 91-mph fastball and an earsplitting crack echoes through the Tampa Bay Rays' domed stadium. The drive screams off his bat at 112 mph and travels 458 feet, the longest home run this season at Tropicana Field. Six...
  • Orioles drop series finale to Blue Jays and fall out of first place in AL East

    Orioles drop series finale to Blue Jays and fall out of first place in AL East
    TORONTO — Inside the cramped visiting clubhouse at "PLREC000155">Rogers Centre, the Orioles quickly packed their equipment bags, eager to get back home to Baltimore. Despite a disappointing 6-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night, the...
  • Commissioner in bad spot regarding Marlins shameful salary dump

    Commissioner in bad spot regarding Marlins shameful salary dump
    The best pitch in baseball? It's probably the fastball, although a good changeup is a close second. As Commissioner Bud Selig heads toward retirement, with a legacy for creating labor peace and growing a game that had stagnated badly under his...
  • Red Sox Go With Safe Choice In Farrell

    Red Sox Go With Safe Choice In Farrell
    I wonder. Will the Red Sox ultimately be remembered for hiring the wrong manager from Connecticut? After outsmarting themselves last November by hiring the smartest man in the room, if not the planet, I wonder. Are the Red Sox overcompensating this...
  • Orioles match 2011 win total with 8-2 victory over Blue Jays

    Orioles match 2011 win total with 8-2 victory over Blue Jays
    A night after designated hitter Chris Davis became the 19th Oriole in franchise history to hit three homers in a game, catcher Matt Wieters accomplished something a lot less explosive but even more rare on Saturday. In the Orioles' 8-2 win against the...
  • Arrieta's struggles send O's to fourth loss in a row

    Arrieta's struggles send O's to fourth loss in a row
    The Orioles' 8-6 loss to the Blue Jays Tuesday night ended with catcher Matt Wieters watching his team's failed comeback from a seven-run deficit in the visiting clubhouse of the Rogers Centre, banished from the field after receiving the first ejection of...