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3 hrs ago | Houston Chronicle

Athletics chase Cosart in 1st inning en route to blowout of Astros

This one was over in the first inning, and for a change, the Astros' offense wasn't to blame.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, American League, Major League Baseball, Jarred Cosart, Paul Clemens

7 hrs ago | Houston Chronicle

Kazmir considered Astros before signing with A's in offseason

Just days before the Astros signed veteran starting pitcher Scott Feldman this winter, left-hander Scott Kazmir signed with the A's.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Nolan Writin'

Texas Rangers Game 17 - Quick pre-game thoughts

The Texas Rangers start today's game with the 3rd best record in the American League behind the Yankees and Athletics.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Texas Rangers, Baseball Players, Martin Perez, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros

Yanks Go Yard

Scott Sizemore On Return: "Awesome Feeling"

Scott Sizemore was a Major Leaguer. He was a second baseman and third baseman for the Oakland Athletics, and ready to tear up the AL West.

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Related Topix: Sports, Scott Sizemore, Baseball Players, American League, Major League Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays

Yanks Go Yard

Comparing The Yankees' Additions To Their Losses

We are just two weeks into the season and player stats are beginning to level out.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Felix Hernandez, Phil Coke, Phil Hughes

SoDo Mojo

Seattle Mariners Series Preview: at Miami Marlins

It's time for interleague play! This is the first interleague series of the season and it's an important series for the Seattle Mariners.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Felix Hernandez, Taijuan Walker

MLive.com

On deck: Jered Weaver looks to extend Los Angeles Angels' winning streak vs. Detroit...

Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout takes his helmet off after taking a turn during batting practice prior during to their game against the Oakland Athletics on April 14 in Anaheim.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jered Weaver, Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels, American League Central, Drew Smyly

Houston Astros

Cosart leads Astros into series opener in Oakland

Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray deserves to have his name mentioned alongside the elite group of ace pitchers in the American League West.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Sonny Gray, Coco Crisp, Houston Astros

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Reviewing OOTP '15, Mariners Still Break Hearts in Baseball Video Game

Mariner fans are a sad bunch. Through years of losing and failed expectations, they have chiseled themselves into a well-oiled disappointment machine.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Hector Noesi, Alex Rodriguez

Seattle Mariners

Erasmo looks to help Seattle split set in Texas

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon didn't hide his disappointment last week after right-handed pitcher Erasmo Ramirez had his second consecutive subpar start in a 3-1 home loss to the Athletics.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Erasmo Ramirez, Derek Holland, Tanner Scheppers, Hisashi Iwakuma, James Paxton

Suria

Mariners' Choi hit with 50-game doping ban

Seattle Mariners first baseman Choi Ji-Man was suspended for 50 games without pay by Major League Baseball on Thursday after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Seattle Mariners

NBC Dallas

Wacky Walkoff Was Nothing New For Rangers

APRIL 16: Leonys Martin #2 of the Texas Rangers celebrates with Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers after Martin hit a walk off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 16, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Mitch Moreland, Baseball Players, Elvis Andrus, Leonys Martin, Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners

State Press

ASU is baseball heaven for aspiring pros

Los Angeles Angels outfielder and ASU alumnus Kole Calhoun stretches to catch a pickoff attempt during a home game in 2010 at Packard Stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Angels, Baseball Players, Kole Calhoun, Eric Sogard, Oakland Athletics, Barry Bonds

CBS Local

Jeremy Conn: American League Predictions

I know it hasn't started out the way some O's fans would like, but for the first time ever, I'm picking the O's to win the division.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League Central

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Angels beat A's 5-4 on Iannetta's HR in 12th

If the AL West race turns out to be as close as these three games, the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels will be battling down to the wire come September.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Eric Sogard, Baseball Players, Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels, Josh Donaldson, Howie Kendrick

The Washington Post

Angels beat A's 5-4 on Iannetta's HR in 12th

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout point to first base after scoring on a hit by Howie Kendrick during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Angels, Baseball Players, Howie Kendrick, Mike Trout, Eric Sogard, Josh Donaldson

Wed Apr 16, 2014

ESPN

Mariners-Rangers Preview

Felix Hernandez has yet to lose a game for the Seattle Mariners this season. Yu Darvish , meanwhile, hasn't allowed a run in 15 innings for the Texas Rangers .

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners, Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

BleacherReport

Taijuan Walker Injury: Updates on Mariners Pitcher's Shoulder and Return

The Seattle Mariners have gotten off to a solid 7-6 start to the 2014 MLB season, but the front office will likely have one eye on the future as the campaign plays out because there aren't necessarily immediate World Series aspirations in place.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Taijuan Walker, Seattle Mariners

Halo Hangout

Game No. 15: Los Angeles Angels

Sometimes it's hard distinguishing this year's Los Angeles Angels team from the one that placed third in the AL West standings last season.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels, Tyler Skaggs, Tommy Milone

FakeTeams

Mariners callup Nick Franklin: It's worth a shot

Seattle scored nearly as many runs in their first three-game series as they have in the 10 games since.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Kyle Seager, Nick Franklin, Robbie Ross, Brad Miller

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