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38 min ago | Rant Sports
While Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray was punching out Los Angeles Angels batters deep into Thursday's ball game, their starter C.J. Wilson was icing his shoulder in the dugout.
4 hrs ago | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
The A's and Angels will continue their dogfight for first place in the American League West on Friday when Jon Lester and Jered Weaver square off in Anaheim.
9 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
The Angels emerged with a 4-3 win over the A's on Thursday night in the first game of a four-game weekend set with the American League West lead on the line when Howie Kendrick delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th.
But the Mariners manager does have a new nickname that reflects his stoic left fielder's barely-groomed black beard and North Carolina upbringing.
No one expected Matt Shoemaker to play a big role in the Angels' rotation, but hey, if the shoe fits.
For the second strait weekend the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will meet with first place in the american league west up for grabs.
Hector Santiago, once mired in an early-season funk, made a major contribution to the Los Angeles Angels' playoff hopes Wednesday night.
Red-hot Chris Carter looks to homer for the fourth consecutive game when the Houston Astros open a four-game series against the visiting Texas Rangers on Thursday.
The A's spent eight innings fumbling and bumbling their way to what seemed a sure loss, then regained the poise that has them fighting for the American League West lead with a huge three-run ninth inning, good for a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros.
Four weeks ago, when the A's were playing better than they are now, Billy Beane went out and engineered a shocking trade -- left fielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for starting pitcher Jon Lester and left field Jonny Gomes.
The A's took a risk Wednesday when they sent first baseman Nate Freiman to Class-A Beloit in order to get Wednesday's starting pitcher, Drew Pomeranz, on the 25-man roster.
Doc Rivers has agreed to a contract that will keep him with the Los Angeles Clippers through the end of the 2019 season The Giants shutout the Rockies 3-0 behind Madison Bumgarner who just missed a perfect game allowing 1 hit in the 8th inning.
Although Nathan Eovaldi feels good when he takes the mound, he can't stop making mistakes with high strikes and bad counts.
The Los Angeles Angels moved ahead of the Oakland Athletics in American League West after an 8-2 win over the Miami Marlins.
Beginning Wednesday, the A's will have six starting pitchers with Drew Pomeranz being called up to start against the Astros.
Aug 16, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez warms up prior to the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.
Updated: Fri Aug 29, 2014 08:48 am
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