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Jeff Francis

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  • Collin Cowgill powers Angels to 2-1 victory over Athletics

    KEY MOMENT: Collin Cowgill ended the game in the 14th inning on a two-out home run to left field that barely cleared the glove of Oakland outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Athletics pitcher Jeff Francis took the loss as the Angels posted their fifth consecutive...
  • Cespedes' throw, Cowgill's homer highlight Angels' 14-inning win over A's

    Cespedes' throw, Cowgill's homer highlight Angels' 14-inning win over A's
    That Collin Cowgill hit a walk-off home run with two outs in the 14th inning to lift the Angels to a thrilling 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night wasn’t all that surprising. Despite his smallish 5-foot-9, 185-pound frame and...
  • Dodgers power past Reds in exhibition, 10-3

    AT THE PLATE: Behind home runs from Cuban rookie Alex Guerrero and veteran Adrian Gonzalez, the Dodgers scored 10 runs, their most this spring. Guerrero's home run, a fifth-inning grand slam, came on a 1-and-1 breaking pitch from Jeff Francis — an...
  • Crescenta Valley High alumnus Trevor Bell is back in the majors

    Crescenta Valley High alumnus Trevor Bell is back in the majors
    Former Crescenta Valley High standout Trevor Bell has a new home. The one-time Major League baseball first-round draft pick was selected as a member of the opening day roster for the Cincinnati Reds. “Oh my gosh, it feels like nine years of hard...
  • Scioscia switches things up for Angels' second game

     
    With the Angels facing left-hander Jeff Francis on Friday, Manager Mike Scioscia made a few switches to his lineup, elevating switch-hitting shortstop Erick Aybar from sixth to first in the batting order, sitting switch-hitter Maicer Izturis and giving...
  • Angels get creative with lineup choices

     
    When Angels' right-hander Joel Pineiro goes for his 100th career victory Tuesday in Kansas City, he might not recognize some of the guys in the lineup with him. Or at least not where they're positioned. With left-hander Jeff Francis pitching......
  • Angels' Joel Pineiro remains stuck on 99 wins

     
    For the fourth time the Angels' Joel Pineiro took the mound in search of his 100th career victory Tuesday -- and for the fourth time he came away empty. Only this time the right-hander has no one to blame but......
  • Dodgers' prospects for re-signing Hiroki Kuroda look dim

     
    Hiroki Kuroda: It's looking like the bankrupt Dodgers won't be able to re-sign Hiroki Kuroda, leaving them to holes in their 2012 rotation....
  • Hey, buddy, could you spare an extra starter?

     
    The Dodgers need to add two starters to the rotation and are nearing their end of their budget....
  • Royals Lose Game One in San Diego

    Royals Lose Game One in San Diego
    Despite being 13 games under .500, the Kansas City Royals at least make things interesting. Ryan Ludwick hit a two-run homer, Mat Latos won for the first time in four starts and the San Diego Padres beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Monday night.    ...
  • Verlander Beats Royals For Historic 12th Win Of Season

    Verlander Beats Royals For Historic 12th Win Of Season
    As temperatures neared 100 and Justin Verlander's pitch count mounted, Jim Leyland thought seriously about replacing his hard-working All-Star.  But with whom? "No matter where I looked — my bullpen, their bullpen, in the stands — I couldn't...
  • Royals Option Mazzaro to AAA Omaha

    Royals Option Mazzaro to AAA Omaha
    The Kansas City Royals have optioned right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro to Omaha and returned right-handed pitchers Louis Coleman, Luis Mendoza and Zach Miner, and infielders Irving Falu and Lance Zawadzki to minor league camp, the team announced on...