| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:48 PM
DETROIT -- On a night of desperation, dispute and finally, delirium, Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers kept their season alive by the slimmest of margins.
A tying home run, helped along by a couple of fans in right field.
A full-count pitch with...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:30 PM
October is the month of triple-crown TV viewing. It's playoff time. Nothing better than a couch, a beer and a big-screen TV.
To steal from the long-ago "Saturday Night Live" eloquence of Chico Escuela, "Baseball been berry, berry good to us."
| Jul 28, 2013
| 5:04 PM
OAKLAND -- A day that began with bad news got even worse for the Angels, who lost slugger Albert Pujols -- probably for the season -- in the morning and blew a five-run lead in an unsightly 10-6 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon.
| Jul 19, 2013
| 11:35 PM
There was a sense of urgency in the Angels clubhouse Friday that didn't seem to exist in April, May, June and early July. Coming out of the All-Star break with an 11-game deficit and division-leading Oakland in town may have been just the jolt the club...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 3:42 PM
Another shaky start by Jerome Williams and three throwing errors led to a clunker of a game Sunday for the Angels, who lost to Oakland, 6-0, at Angel Stadium to fall 10 games behind the Athletics in the American League West.
Williams (5-6) was tagged...
| 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...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 3:20 PM
OAKLAND -- A successful return to the rotation by Angels right-hander Garrett Richards on Saturday was marred by a rare meltdown by reliever Scott Downs, who gave up a pinch-hit, two-run home run to Derek Norris in the seventh inning of a 3-1 loss to...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 7:33 PM
OAKLAND -- Center fielder Mike Trout was blinded by the light Sunday, losing two fly balls in the sun that dropped for run-scoring hits in the Oakland Athletics' 10-6 come-from-behind victory over the Angels in the Oakland Coliseum.
"Those are things...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Everybody loves a swashbuckler, especially when he has a Cy Young Award in his trophy case.
General manager Ken Williams fell for Jake Peavy in 2009, and the trade that brought him to Chicago proved a poor return on investment, both for Chairman Jerry...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:51 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bartolo Colon allowed one run over seven innings and the Oakland Athletics won for the ninth time in their past 12 games, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Monday night.
The 40-year-old Colon (12-3) shook off a tough-luck...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:04 PM
J.P. Howell landed two of the best punches in Tuesday night's Dodgers-Diamondbacks brawl, cranking his closed right fist into the ribs of Diamondbacks assistant hitting coach Turner Ward as the melee began at Dodger Stadium. Howell then drove Ward roughly...
| May 19, 2013
| 4:03 PM
The Oakland A's came off consecutive one-run victories over the Kansas City Royals into game three on Sunday. The A's made it three after defeating the Royals 4-3 and completed their first home sweep of Kansas City in five years.
The Royals came out...