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  • Natural born closer: The journey of Mark Melancon

    PITTSBURGH If Pittsburgh Pirates closer Mark Melancon looks comfortable pitching in relief, it's because he is used to it. Over the past decade, Melancon has pitched in 487 games among the majors, minors and college. Of those, he started only two, both...
  • Angels midseason report: Depth a strength

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Angels - INSIDE PITCH After pitching a shutout during the Los Angeles' Angels 11-3 surge in May, left-hander C.J. Wilson issued the following response when asked about his team's early success. "If we...
  • Buy or sell? Deadline breakdown for every team

    The Sports Xchange By Rick Kaplan, The Sports Xchange Buy or sell? Deadline breakdown for every team As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher --...
  • A's find no comfort in AL West cushion

    OAKLAND, Calif. You would think a franchise-record 59 wins at the All-Star break would buy a club more breathing room than the 11/2-game edge the Oakland A's have as second-half play resumes Friday. Welcome to the American League West, home of the...
  • MLB's pivotal post-break players

    The Sports Xchange By Rick Kaplan, The Sports Xchange MLB's pivotal post-break players When the baseball season resumes Friday, contending teams will be fine-tuning their lineups to prepare for the stretch run, also-rans will be preparing to take a...
  • Speculation surrounds Carl Crawford as non-waiver trade deadline looms

    The non-waiver trade deadline looms later this month, and you can expect more contenders and bottom feeders will do what the Oakland Athletics and Chicago Cubs have already done. The A’s bulked up; the Cubs dumped salary. Here’s a look at some...
  • Huston Street thinks he'd look good in Angels uniform

    Huston Street thinks he'd look good in Angels uniform
    In the hours before the All-Star game, Huston Street dressed in the uniform of the San Diego Padres. The Angels are trying to put a halo on him, soon, and Street would be thrilled to join them. "I would love it," he said. Street cited the chance to...
  • Hamilton starts to recapture power stroke

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Angels - INSIDE PITCH ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Josh Hamilton failed to hit a home run from June 4 through June 29, a 23-game streak that matched the longest streak without a homer in his career (2009 with...
  • Angles shortstop Aybar get first all-star nod

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Angels - INSIDE PITCH ARLINGTON, Texas -- Los Angeles Angles shortstop Erick Aybar's first All-Star Game selection was not only met with personal joy, his teammates joined in the fun. Los Angeles...
  • Angels' bullpen is finding consistency

    Angels' bullpen is finding consistency
    Mike Morin retired the side in order in the eighth inning, and Joe Smith threw a one-two-three ninth for his 14th save Saturday night, the Angels rolling to a 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers that gave them 18 wins in 22 games. The Angels could get...
  • Angels outslug Rangers, 10-7, for fifth win in a row

    KEY MOMENT: The Rangers scored three runs in the third inning to tie the score, 4-4, but Kole Calhoun blooped a one-out double to left field in the fourth, and Mike Trout, who will make his second straight All-Star game start Tuesday night, followed...
  • Ex-IronPig Moss evolves into an All-Star with Oakland

    Ex-IronPig Moss evolves into an All-Star with Oakland
    NEW YORK — His numbers this season — 21 home runs, 66 RBIs entering the All-Star break — are impressive, and one can just imagine how they would look in the middle of the Phillies' oft-punchless lineup. Some believe that were it not...