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  • Teams in the AL West adhere to different building plans

    For more than two decades, the West Coast has played the part of Major League Baseball’s strange uncle. You know, the one who is invited to the family reunion but hardly ever gets to sit at the head table. In the last 22 seasons, only three...
  • Capsules for the AL East Division

    AL EAST (in predicted order of finish) Boston Red Sox Last year: 97-65 (first, AL East) New faces: A.J. Pierzynski (Rangers), OF Grady Sizemore (Indians), RHP Edward Mujica (Cardinals), INF Jonathan Herrera (Rockies) Former faces: OF Jacoby Ellsbury...
  • 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 East Division

    How they'll finish in the AL East Division Pos. Team 1. Tampa Bay 2. Yankees 3. Boston 4. Baltimore 5. Toronto New faces, places The Yankees signed five free agents expected to be in their starting nine, most notably outfielders Jacoby...
  • Dodgers in Australia: Just a step in MLB's plan for world domination

    Dodgers in Australia: Just a step in MLB's plan for world domination
    SYDNEY, Australia — On the morning the Dodgers landed in Australia, there was a vague reference to their upcoming season-opening series on the cover of the Sydney Morning Herald. There was a small box that included a picture of basketball star...
  • Baltimore Orioles nix deal for closer Grant Balfour

    The Baltimore Orioles won't be closing a deal for All-Star closer Grant Balfour. Days after reaching a preliminary agreement with the free agent pending a physical, the Orioles said Friday that they weren't satisfied with the results of Balfour's exam....
  • Could Dodgers deal Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier or Carl Crawford?

    Could Dodgers deal Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier or Carl Crawford?
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Can Matt Kemp or Andre Ethier be traded? Can David Price be added to a rotation that already includes Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke? What about Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka? The Dodgers expect to get an idea of what's...
  • What's wrong with box-office projections? 'Gravity' boosts 3-D.

    What's wrong with box-office projections? 'Gravity' boosts 3-D.
    After the coffee. Before trying to fix parking at Dodger Stadium. The Skinny: I'm a little groggy today, but it's for a good reason: I was at the Dodgers game last night. It was a great experience except for leaving the stadium. I'm not the first to...
  • Jerome Williams, Angels can't dig out of early hole

    Jerome Williams, Angels can't dig out of early hole
    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...
  • Garrett Richards sharp, Scott Downs is not in Angels' 3-1 loss to A's

    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...
  • Watch Torii Hunter hit walk-off three-run homer for Tigers

    Watch Torii Hunter hit walk-off three-run homer for Tigers
    Your browser does not support iframes.   Think the Angels would like to have this guy back? Torii Hunter lifted the Detroit Tigers to victory Thursday against Oakland by hitting a walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth against A's...
  • Josh Hamilton drives in key runs in Angels' 5-4 win over Athletics

    Josh Hamilton drives in key runs in Angels' 5-4 win over Athletics
    OAKLAND -- Josh Hamilton hit a tying two-run home run in the ninth inning and a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 11th inning Wednesday to lead the Angels to a 5-4 victory over the host Oakland Athletics. J.B. Shuck sparked the winning rally with a...