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3 hrs ago | BleacherReport

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Albert Pujols, Baseball Players

7 hrs ago | Lookout Landing

Series Preview: Mariners

Well, here we go. It's September and the Mariners are playing meaningful baseball.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Kyle Seager, Sean Doolittle, Coco Crisp, Yoenis Cespedes

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Kawakami: Can Adam Dunn snap A's out of doldrums?

Adam Dunn just became the A's Mr. September, and all it took was one swing that shook the Coliseum.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League

Houston Astros

Peacock looks to break through with win against Angels

There is perhaps no team in baseball as hot as the Angels right now. They are coming off a four-game series sweep of the A's, opening up a nice five-game lead in the American League West.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Brad Peacock, Houston Astros

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

In this july 20, 2014, file photo, Houston Astros manager Bo Porter watches his team during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago.

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Related Topix: Sports, Houston Astros, Major League Baseball, Chicago White Sox, American League

USA Today

A's caused their own problems in the AL West

It's too early to start writing the script to "Gutterball," in which Brad Pitt throws an ice bucket on the hottest team in baseball, which happens to be his own.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Sean Doolittle, Oakland Athletics, Yoenis Cespedes, Sonny Gray

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Preview: Mariners at Athletics

The Oakland Athletics squandered a big opportunity to take control of the American League West over the weekend thanks to an offense that suddenly struggles to score runs.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Dustin Ackley, Baseball Players, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Yoenis Cespedes

The Washington Post

Expanded rosters give managers more flexibility

The Cleveland Indians have played their way back into the thick of the playoff race, but the grind is only beginning.

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Related Topix: Sports, Corey Kluber, Baseball Players, Clayton Kershaw, American League, Major League Baseball, Doug Fister, National League, National League Central

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Lone Star Ball

Thoughts on a 3-2 Rangers loss

Nick Martinez survived another start today. He wasn't particularly good -- he needed 104 pitches to get through 5.1 IP, allowed 6 hits and walked 3 batters while striking out 4 -- but he survived, giving up just 1 run after getting bailed out by Roman Mendez in the 6th inning.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Neftali Feliz, Baseball Players, Nick Martinez, Roman Mendez, Jason Castro, Robbie Grossman

WLNS-TV Lansing

Angels trounce A's 8-1 to complete 4-game sweep

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Mike Trout hit his career-high 31st homer and drove in three runs, Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, and the Los Angeles Angels completed a masterful four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with an 8-1 victory Sunday.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Eric Sogard, Baseball Players, Oakland Athletics, Mike Trout, Gordon Beckham, Matt Shoemaker

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Angels complete four-game sweep of Aa s behind Matt Shoemaker gem

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Matt Shoemaker, Baseball Players, Los Angeles Angels, Mike Trout, Oakland Athletics, Erick Aybar

Inside Bay Area

Slumping A's lose fourth straight to Angels

In the space of four days, the A's have found their competition is no longer the Angels, who finished a four-game sweep with an 8-1 victory Sunday.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Seattle Mariners, Matt Shoemaker, Baseball Players

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Dunn dealt to A's, could be his last shot playoffs

Authorities say three people were killed and two others were injured when their small plane crashed near an airport north of Denver.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball

Contra Costa Times

A's acquire Adam Dunn from White Sox

After falling four games behind the Angels in the American League West, the A's made a move to add some offense by acquiring DH/first baseman Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox Sunday morning.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Adam Dunn, Baseball Players, Chicago White Sox, Yoenis Cespedes

Detroit Free Press

John Lowe's Past Time: '73 Mets, '74 O's,...

August evaporates, September arrives, and so much of the season is gone. There can't be time for a sputtering team to make a U-turn and surge into the postseason, can there? Such a feat would be Ruthian, wouldn't it? Yet with the Baltimore Orioles several games in front in the American League East, how many of their fans remember what happened in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, American League, American League East, Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, National League Central

Al Jazeera

Eight pitchers help Angels increase lead

Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 2-0 in the MLB to increase their lead at the top of the table to four games.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Angels, Baseball Players, Josh Donaldson, Michael Brantley, Carlos Santana, American League East

Naples Daily News

Challenged sluggers could decidea

Two sluggers with lingering questions. A catcher returning from injury. A pitcher headed for a big payday, and baseball's most famous panda.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, National League, National League East, Bryce Harper, Baseball Players, National League Central, Yadier Molina, American League Central

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Angels use 8 pitchers, limit A's to 3 hits in 2-0 win that boosts AL West lead to 4 games

The Los Angeles Angels used eight pitchers - a franchise record for a nine-inning game - in a 2-0 victory over Oakland on Saturday night that increased their AL West lead over the Athletics to four games.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Garrett Richards, Josh Donaldson, Cory Rasmus, Michael Roth, Erick Aybar

Federal Baseball

Nationals' Saturday night lineup: Stephen Strasburg vs the Mariners in Safeco Field

Washington Nationals' right-hander Stephen Strasburg tries to bounce back from a rough start last time out against the San Francisco Giants when he takes on the Seattle Mariners tonight in Safeco Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Stephen Strasburg, Baseball Players, American League, Major League Baseball, Wilson Ramos, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners

Oakland Athletics

A's fall three games back, lose Crisp to injury

The A's endured a nightmarish Friday in Anaheim, dropping their second straight to the Angels, 4-0, to fall a season-high three games back of first place in the American League West.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League, Oakland Athletics

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