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  • Angels face two tough foes: Oakland's Gio Gonzalez, fatigue

     
    The road-weary Angels will turn to ace Jered Weaver in an effort to keep their slim playoff hopes alive Friday night, but their hitters will also have a difficult obstacle to overcome in Angel Stadium: Oakland left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Gonzalez......
  • Angels bullpen collapses in 6-5 loss; playoff hopes nearly dead

     
    The Angels bullpen suffered a complete meltdown Sunday, failing to hold a three-run lead in the ninth inning in a loss to the Oakland Athletics, 6-5, in Angel Stadium. Closer Jordan Walden threw away a potential game-ending double-play grounder during.......
  • Mark Trumbo and Jeff Mathis in Angels lineup vs. A's

     
    Mark Trumbo, who was pulled from Saturday night's game in the seventh inning because of right ankle discomfort, was penciled in to the lineup for Sunday's must-win game against the Oakland Athletics in Angel Stadium. But after the rookie first......
  • 'Moneyball's' biggest believers? Hint: The entertainment business

     
    One of the biggest misconceptions about the book “Moneyball,” the Michael Lewis bestseller about the low-budget Oakland A’s’ pathway to baseball success, is that it was about the triumph of statistical analysis. Now that the book...
  • Pineda returns to form to top A's

    Pineda returns to form to top A's
    Michael Pineda might not be an All-Star -- not yet anyway. But the big Mariners right-hander continued his impressive rookie season with six innings of two-hit ball on Monday, as Seattle edged the A's, 2-1, in a Fourth of July game at Oakland Coliseum....
  • Oakland Pitching Slows Down Tigers Again

    Oakland Pitching Slows Down Tigers Again
    Josh Willingham had a two-run single to help back eight strong innings from Trevor Cahill, as the Oakland Athletics earned a 5-1 win over the Detroit Tigers in the finale of a four-game set. Conor Jackson, Hideki Matsui and Cliff Pennington also...
  • MLB players deal with impact of earthquake in Japan

    MLB players deal with impact of earthquake in Japan
    Angels pitcher Hisanori Takahashi was video chatting with his wife, Yeyol, in Tokyo when the picture started shaking. Japan was being rocked by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake, the most powerful in that country's history. Takahashi was watching it live....
  • A's Feast on Tigers Bullpen to Beat Detroit 7-5

    A's Feast on Tigers Bullpen to Beat Detroit 7-5
    On a night when Comerica Park celebrated Christmas in July, the Athletics took advantage of some gifts from the Tigers' bullpen to snap their six-game road losing streak. Hideki Matsui highlighted a four-run seventh with a go-ahead RBI single, one...
  • Power rankings: No. 2 Yankees

    Power rankings: No. 2 Yankees
    No. 2 Yankees: 29th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Angels. Can we have a mulligan? That's what Hal Steinbrenner or Randy Levine, the Yankees' president, is believed to have asked either Commissioner Bud Selig or Rob Manfred, Major...
  • Mariners Beat Athletics 4-2 Behind Smoak, Vargas

    Mariners Beat Athletics 4-2 Behind Smoak, Vargas
    He can't exactly race around the diamond at the moment, but Justin Smoak certainly didn't need to on Monday night. Smoak, who has been battling a sore groin for the past two weeks, launched a sixth-inning three-run homer that provided the necessary...
  • Beavan ends rookie season with losing record

    Beavan ends rookie season with losing record
    This wasn't the way that Blake Beavan wanted to end his rookie season. A strong second half by the young right-hander ended on a sour note on Tuesday as the A's rolled to a 7-0 victory at Safeco Field in the second-to-last game of the season. Beavan,...
  • The Phillies Open Playoff Journey With Game 1 Victory Over St. Louis

    PHILADELPHIA -- Kyle Lohse couldn't beat Roy Halladay twice in two weeks. Unhittable for a few innings, Lohse ran out of gas in the sixth and the St. Louis Cardinals blew an early lead against Halladay, losing 11-6 to the Philadelphia Phillies on...