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Michael Saunders

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  • Seattle pitching strong ... again

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Seattle Mariners CLEVELAND -- The Seattle Mariners' pitching staff helped lead the way to another victory Tuesday night, but that's hardly news anymore. Right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma pitched seven strong innings to get...
  • Mariners' Ackley productive in No. 2 spot

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Seattle Mariners - INSIDE PITCH SEATTLE - Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley essentially fell back into the No. 2 spot in the batting order Saturday, when an 11th-hour injury to leadoff hitter Endy Chavez forced...
  • Washington Nationals All-Star pitcher Jordan Zimmermann leaves game early

    Washington Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmerman abruptly left his start against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth inning Friday night because of a right biceps injury. Zimmerman (6-5), scheduled to participate in his second straight All-Star...
  • Baseball roundup: Yanks' Tanaka now 4-0

    NEW YORK (AP) - Masahiro Tanaka extended his regular-season unbeaten streak to 40 starts, and Mark Teixeira homered and drove in three runs to help the Yankees rally past the Tampa Bay Rays 9-3 Saturday and end a season-high, three-game losing streak....
  • The Times' baseball rankings

    Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. OAKLAND: Franchise with reputation for polishing young talent is only team that hasn’t used a rookie this season. (1) 2. MILWAUKEE: Marco Estrada has given...
  • Tyler Skaggs' effort in Angels' loss isn't pretty, but it's progress

    Tyler Skaggs seemed to pitch two different games in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners, a seven-inning start that was a microcosm of a month in which the Angels' 22-year-old left-hander has alternated between brilliance and turbulence. Skaggs...
  • Jered Weaver, Angels defeat Mariners, 6-4

    KEY MOMENT: Angels pitcher Jered Weaver walked .153-hitting No. 9 batter Brad Miller to load the bases with two outs in the fourth inning and threw a fastball to the backstop for a wild pitch that allowed the Mariners to trim the lead to 4-3. But the...
  • Angels' Sean Burnett headed to disabled list after reinjuring elbow

    The long road back from elbow surgery could be a dead end for Angels reliever Sean Burnett, who reinjured the elbow in his third appearance off the disabled list Tuesday night and will return to the DL on Wednesday. Burnett, who endured numerous...
  • Angels reliever Sean Burnett has torn elbow ligament, is out for the season

    Sean Burnett’s year-long comeback from elbow surgery came to an abrupt end Wednesday when the Angels left-hander was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow, an injury that will end his season and possibly his career....
  • Angels reliever Sean Burnett is out for season

    No player better captured the shock and frustration of Sean Burnett's latest setback than Angels closer Ernesto Frieri, who learned from a reporter Wednesday that Burnett had suffered a season-ending tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left...
  • Erick Aybar hits a three-run homer in Angels' 7-5 win over Mariners

    Erick Aybar hits a three-run homer in Angels' 7-5 win over Mariners
    KEY MOMENT: With the Angels leading 6-2, Kevin Jepsen replaced starter Matt Shoemaker with runners on second and third and one out in the sixth. Jepsen got Michael Saunders, who hit a two-run homer in the fourth, to fly to the wall in left, a run scoring,...
  • Angels' bullpen has to know how to hold them

    There are saves and blown saves for closers and holds for setup men, but there is no formal measure for the performance of those less-heralded relievers who enter with their team trailing by a few runs and hold the score, giving their offense a chance...