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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.
Adam Dunn just became the A's Mr. September, and all it took was one swing that shook the Coliseum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Authorities say three people were killed and two others were injured when their small plane crashed near an airport north of Denver.
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.
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)
Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 2-0 in the MLB to increase their lead at the top of the table to four 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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 02, 2014 04:03 am
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