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  • Garrett Richards doesn't get caught in jam this time for Angels

    The Angels were four batters into a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday when Garrett Richards put them in a three-run hole by walking two and giving up a three-run home run to Jose Abreu. The Richards of 2012 or 2013 may have...
  • Joe Smith double dips in Angels' doubleheader sweep of White Sox

    Joe Smith double dips in Angels' doubleheader sweep of White Sox
    Sidearm-throwing Joe Smith is not your prototypical closer, a guy “who comes in throwing 97 miles per hour with a nasty breaking ball,” as Manager Mike Scioscia said. The Angels don’t care as long as Smith continues to do what he did...
  • Angels' little deal for relief trumped by A's big one for starters

    It should have been an unqualified good day for the Angels. They needed a left-handed reliever, and they got one. Their team got a little better. But the Angels are chasing the Oakland Athletics, the best team in baseball. The A's did not appear to need...
  • A's to be well represented at All-Star Game

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange A's to be well represented at All-Star Game OAKLAND, Calif. -- Going into this season, the Oakland Athletics hadn't had a position player make the American League All-Star team since catcher Ramon...
  • Cano, Hernandez heading to All-Star Game

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Seattle Mariners - INSIDE PITCH CHICAGO -- Robinson Cano has been getting used to a lot of different things this season after joining the Seattle Mariners and shifting from the East Coast to the West Coast. But...
  • Samardzija solid in first start for A's, a 4-2 win over Jays

    OAKLAND, Calif. Riding the high-energy input from new starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, the Oakland A's completed a four-game sweep of Toronto on Sunday with a 4-2 win over the Blue Jays. And now the fun begins. The A's host the Giants on Monday and...
  • Angels' Mike Trout to start All-Star game; Garrett Richards snubbed

    Angels' Mike Trout to start All-Star game; Garrett Richards snubbed
    The excitement of a 6-1 victory that capped a four-game sweep of the Houston Astros on Sunday was tempered when the Angels learned that only one player from their club, which has the third-best record in baseball, was named to the American League All-Star...
  • Rangers stop six-game skid

    The Sports Xchange By Jerry Beach, The Sports Xchange Rangers stop six-game skid NEW YORK -- The Texas Rangers are less than three years removed from twice being one strike away from winning the World Series, so merely snapping two losing streaks...
  • Davis' slam adds new chapter to Tigers-A's rivalry

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH DETROIT -- The Oakland-Detroit rivalry shows signs of getting some flavor to it. The Athletics and Tigers met in each of the last two postseasons, with Detroit coming out on top both...
  • Ailing Rangers turn focus to player development

    The Sports Xchange By John Henry, The Sports Xchange Ailing Rangers turn focus to player development ARLINGTON, Texas -- Despite a roster decimated by injuries to key pieces, the Texas Rangers are not yet ready to throw in the towel on the season....
  • Upton brothers lead Braves to victory

    HOUSTON As disorienting a trip as the Atlanta Braves took to Minute Maid Park, where even manager Fredi Gonzalez had to correct himself when he first filled out his lineup card without a designated hitter Tuesday, the Braves managed to get their...
  • Angels slide past Twins, 8-6

    Angels slide past Twins, 8-6
    KEY MOMENT: With the Angels leading, 7-6, Kevin Jepsen allowed a leadoff double to Danny Santana and walked Brian Dozier to open the seventh. But Howie Kendrick turned a nifty double play when he backhanded Joe Mauer's grounder, stepped on second,...