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  • White Sox not worried about Abreu power shortage

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Chicago White Sox - INSIDE PITCH CHICAGO -- Jose Abreu's home-run rate is down quite a bit since the All-Star break, but the Chicago White Sox aren't all that concerned. The 27-year old Cuban rookie first baseman...
  • Angels get A's for effort in 4-0 victory

    Angels get A's for effort in 4-0 victory
    Oakland center fielder Coco Crisp risked serious injury when he crashed into the wall in a gallant effort to rob Angels catcher Chris Iannetta of a two-run home run in the fifth inning Friday night. Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton hurled his body into...
  • Pitching, power lead Angels to 4-0 win over A's

    Pitching, power lead Angels to 4-0 win over A's
    KEY MOMENT: A's center fielder Coco Crisp nearly made a spectacular leaping catch to rob Chris Iannetta of a two-run home run in the fifth inning, but the ball squirted out of his glove and over the wall after Crisp slammed face-first into the fence....
  • Angels go to extras to beat Athletics, 4-3

    Angels go to extras to beat Athletics, 4-3
    KEY MOMENT: Albert Pujols isn't known for his speed, but after drawing a walk to lead off the 10th inning, the Angels' first baseman took third on Josh Hamilton's single to center field and scored the winning run on Howie Kendrick's sacrifice fly to...
  • Freiman makes room for Pomeranz

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH HOUSTON -- When the Athletics optioned first baseman Nate Freiman to Class A Beloit on Wednesday, it was with the understanding that Freiman will return soon, perhaps as early as...
  • Pomeranz getting another chance with A's

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH HOUSTON -- Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin remains noncommittal on how long he will stick with a six-man rotation, but in the interim left-hander Drew Pomeranz will start on...
  • On The Fly: Calhoun To Join ESPN

    Jim Calhoun will be joining ESPN's college basketball coverage team this season, where he will get the chance to do what he does best and seems to enjoy most — talk basketball. Most of his work will be in the studio in Bristol, and we know one word...
  • Game roundup: Nationals outlast Dodgers in 14

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 7: Adds Diamondbacks-Padres; final update; will stand Game roundup: Nationals outlast Dodgers in 14 LOS ANGELES -- It took five hours and 34 minutes for the Washington Nationals to capture a series at Dodger...
  • Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs' pot

    Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs' pot
    Besides headline writers, nobody enjoyed the Cubs' latest move more than their loyal fans, who understandably get more puffy-chested with each promotion. Soler powers Cubs. Soler energy sparks rally. Soler eclipses 30-home-run mark. Word-play...
  • Reeling A's welcome day off

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- The reeling Oakland Athletics have an off-day Thursday, and it couldn't come at a better time. The A's suffered a painful 2-1 loss Wednesday to the Seattle...
  • Hernandez outduels Lester, leads Mariners to 2-1 win over A's

    OAKLAND, Calif. Felix Hernandez was, well, Felix Hernandez again and when he's like that the Mariners don't lose very often, particularly to the Oakland Athletics. In what could also be a possible pitching preview of the American League wild-card game...
  • Mariners' Hernandez continues mastery of A's

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Fixes Hart's season home run total to six Mariners' Hernandez continues mastery of A's OAKLAND, Calif. -- Beating Oakland is nothing new for Seattle Mariners right-hander Felix...