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  • Angels can't get any relief from Sean Burnett, Brian Moran

    SEATTLE — The Angels barely flinched when American League West rivals Texas and Seattle added powerful left-handed bats this winter, the Rangers acquiring Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo and the Mariners signing Robinson Cano. They had just the...
  • Indians come through in ninth, survive Opening Day pitchers' duel

    OAKLAND, Calif. The pitching personifications of the future of the Oakland A's and the uncertain future of the Cleveland Indians squared off on Opening Day Monday and to no one's surprise it turned into a duel. Justin Masterson made his third consecutive...
  • Utley says he's recaptured stroke

    Chase Utley's statistics were not good this spring, but the Phillies second baseman shrugged off the numbers and talked more about the process. Utley said he wasn't bothered in the least that he had to go 3 for 3 in his final exhibition game during...
  • Capsules for the AL West Division

    AL WEST (in predicted order of finish) Oakland Athletics Last year: 96-66 (first, AL West) New faces: LHP Scott Kazmir (Indians), RHP Jim Johnson (Orioles), RHP Luke Gregerson (Padres), LHP Drew Pomeranz (Rockies), OF Craig Gentry (Rangers), INF Nick...
  • Preview for the AL West Division

    How they'll finish in the AL West Pos Team 1. Texas 2. Oakland 3. L.A. Angels 4. Mariners 5. Houston New faces, places The Mariners paid Robinson Cano $240 million to be their second baseman and No. 3 hitter. For that kind of money, he...
  • Athletics win on a Coco blast in 12th inning

    OAKLAND, Calif. Coco Crisp homered on the second pitch of the bottom of the 12th inning late Thursday night, giving the Athletics a 3-2 win over previously undefeated Seattle. Facing Mariners reliever Hector Noesi, Crisp hit an 0-1 pitch over the...
  • American League storylines

    1. Who saw this one coming? The Mariners and Jay-Z helped the former Yankees All-Star second baseman and prized free agent Robinson Cano land a 10-year deal in Seattle. The acquisition will bolster a lineup that has been unable to produce runs for...
  • AL Rankings: Rays are continuing to get their money's worth

    How they'll finish from top to bottom in the American League: 1. Rays (93-69): The least-valuable franchise according to Forbes (worth $485 million) with the worst average attendance (18,645 fans) two years in a row continues to be one of the best at...
  • Capsules for the American League

    Predicted Order of finish AL EAST Tampa Bay Rays Last year: 92-71 (2d) Manager: Joe Maddon (9th season, 677-620; overall, 704-644) Key pitchers: David Price (10-8, 3.33 ERA, 1.098 WHIP); Alex Cobb (11-3, 2.76 ERA, 1.151 WHIP); Matt Moore (17-4. 3....
  • A's rotation is rich in promise

    OAKLAND, Calif. For the ninth consecutive season, the A's will have a different opening day starting pitcher. But the Oakland rotation is perhaps less reliant on an opening day starter than most in the major leagues. Even after injuries have forced...
  • Yankees' Tanaka prepares for Friday debut at Toronto

    HOUSTON -- After right-hander Hiroki Kuroda opened his third season as a Yankee with another quality start, albeit in a 3-1 loss to the Houston Astros on Wednesday night, attention now shifts to New York's other Japanese pitcher. Right-hander Masahiro...
  • Angels fall, 8-2, are swept by Mariners

    Angels fall, 8-2, are swept by Mariners
    Josh Hamilton nearly scolded a reporter for asking if, in light of the Angels' brutal Aprils of 2012 and 2013, there was concern that a "here-we-go-again" mentality could creep into the clubhouse with another sluggish start. "We haven't thought about...