Jose Abreu Will Win 2014 AL Rookie of the Year
When Jose Abreu signed his free-agent contract with the Chicago White Sox this offseason, he was expected to have power, but no one could have predicted this type of impact. In his first season playing in the major leagues, the Cuban phenom has developed into one of the best players in all of baseball.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
KSDK-TV Saint Louis
Albert Pujols has still got it and that is good for baseballAlbert...
In his third season with the Los Angeles Angels, Albert Pujols finally looks like himself again. He is healthy, thriving in September and knocking in important runs in the heat of summer.
5 most intriguing World Series matchups
No team has officially clinched a postseason spot heading into Thursday. However, the playoff picture, for the most part, seems pretty clear.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Angels thrash Indians
A six-run fifth-inning lifted American League West leaders the Los Angeles Angels to their fifth successive win as they routed the Cleveland Indians 12-3. Jered Weaver became the AL's first 16-game winner, while Albert Pujols' three-run homer in the ninth ensured there would be no slip-ups from the Angels, who improved their record to an MLB-best 88-55.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Sports Central Articles and Columns
Farewell to Washington: Temporarily?
A week ago, we were pondering whether Rangers manager Ron Washington hadn't stepped a little too far into unreality when he said publicly he needed elbow-addled Yu Darvish back on the mound post haste, the day before if possible, the better to keep Darvish from quitting on his teammates. Washington's words, not mine.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
LA Daily News
Albert Pujolsa ninth-inning double lifts Angels at Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS >> Albert Pujols' batting averages and home run totals aren't as gaudy as they used to be. He's still helping his team win games, though, and that's just fine with him.
Los Angeles Times
Albert Pujols reaches milestones, helps Angels beat Twins, 8-5
Albert Pujols is congratulated by Angels teammates after scoring on a single by Howie Kendrick off Minnesota pitcher Anthony Swarzak during the ninth inning Saturday night in Minneapolis. Albert Pujols is congratulated by Angels teammates after scoring on a single by Howie Kendrick off Minnesota pitcher Anthony Swarzak during the ninth inning Saturday night in Minneapolis.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Postgame Twinsights: Kyle Gibson shows staying power
The 2014 season will be Mike Berardino's second as Twins beat writer for the Pioneer Press. He made it through the record cold of his first Minnesota winter by hibernating in his basement and tweeting winter-ball stats for hours at a time.
Major League Baseball
Recent MVP Award winners strive to remain on elite level
The fact that it was almost two decades between repeat winners of the American League Most Valuable Player Award before the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera pulled off the feat in 2012-13 just goes to show how difficult it is to remain atop the list of elite players in the Major Leagues -- or even on that list. Since Albert Pujols did a National League MVP double in 2008-09, there have been nine of a possible 10 winners of the game's most prestigious award, and the list of those players who enjoyed for even one year the distinction of being his league's best player shows a wide range of success after receving their greatest honor.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
St. Louis Cardinals
Wacha makes return in Cards' showdown with Crew
Sidelined since June 17, Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha will return to a Major League mound on Thursday night at Miller Park for the first time since going down with a right shoulder stress reaction. He will pitch opposite Brewers righty Wily Peralta in the opener of a four-game series between the National League Central's top two clubs.
Red Sox Notebook: Will Xander Bogaerts get on a roll?
This season was supposed to represent a passing of the proverbial torch from the preeminent shortstop of the past 20 years to the 21-year-old future star at the position.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Albert Pujols as a Leader Can Help Angels' World Series Run
The numbers are now celebrated only in relevant context, and the comparisons to himself as a productive superstar are less frequent, replaced by comparisons to himself as an injured shell of one of the greatest hitters the sport has ever seen.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Top 5 Reasons Los Angeles Angels Won't Win 2014 World Series
This post may come at a bad time, especially after they just swept the Oakland Athletics, but they still should have issues winning the World Series this season.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
8/31 MLB Power Rankings; Angels create separation
The Angels have won nine of 12. They are operating on all cylinders, much like Oakland was before the All-Star break.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Major League Baseball
Kendrick, Aybar still at the heart of Halos' success
Fixtures with the Angels since 2008 when they encamped in the middle of the infield and made it their own, they've been a team within the team through thick and thin.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Red Sox Beat: In '09, Jose Bautista got away
What if the Red Sox had drafted Albert Pujols in 1999 instead of the 15 players they picked before he went to the Cardinals in the 13th round? What if they had kept Adrian Beltre instead of Kevin Youkilis? What if they had sealed the deal with Alex Rodriguez in 2003? In light of last night's series finale with the Blue Jays, it's worth examining ... (more)
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Angels' Albert Pujols is again showing stellar form
Angels first baseman Albert Pujols follows through on a home run against the Texas Rangers on Aug. 16. Pujols has been healthy and productive for the Angels this season.
Ringolsby: Halos among emerging contenders
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And That Happened: Tuesday's scores and highlights
Royals 2, Twins 1 : Alex Gordon with the walkoff two-run homer. This one, apparently, was called by the bat boy.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
KMOV-TV Saint Louis
Feldman: Jay proving last year was a fluke, not the start of a trend
From the day Jon Jay was drafted out of the University of Miami in the 2nd round of the 2006 MLB Draft he did nothing but hit.