| 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 18, 2013
| 4:41 PM
1. Cardinals (1 last ranking): They might not be the best team but they're the toughest one, with the playoff wars in 2011 and '12 behind them. Key second-half guy: David Freese.
2. Tigers (2): Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder have stored up a lot of...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Ryne Sandberg sold his three-bedroom unit in a vintage building in downtown Chicago in March. He had listed it a year earlier, less than six months after Cubs President Theo Epstein handed Dale Sveum the job Sandberg always wanted when he was riding...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Josh Reddick homered and drove in four runs to cap a big series for Oakland, Jed Lowrie and Eric Sogard also went deep and the Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 10-4 on Sunday.
A.J. Griffin (7-6) rebounded from a miserable start against the Cubs to...
| 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 7, 2013
| 10:22 PM
The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.
Marco Estrada (Glendale Community College, 2003) starting pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers: Estrada encountered a rough start in his latest outing Monday against the visiting Oakland Athletics in...
| May 1, 2013
| 4:35 PM
OAKLAND -- C.J. Wilson survived a rocky start, Howie Kendrick, Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo each hit solo home runs, and Ernesto Frieri came through with a five-out, 35-pitch save Wednesday, as the Angels snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 4:12 PM
Chris Snyder has serious love for the Astros, and rightfully so.
The 31-year-old veteran catcher, who received a one-year contract to play with the Astros, was brought in to help Houston put lots of runs on the scoreboard.
"To be able to play here...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:22 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Correia and Alex Presley used rare starts to make big contributions for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Correia pitched six solid innings and Presley had two hits and scored three runs as Pittsburgh beat the Houston Astros 6-3 on...