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Adam Dunn could bring an added power bat to what can charitably be described as a struggling offense that is sitting on a 22-inning scoreless streak dealing with injuries to key contributors.
Yoslan Herrera was the pitcher of record when the Angels scored two improbable runs with two out in the bottom of the fourth inning but it took eight bullpen arms to shutout the Oakland Athletics in Anaheim on an electric night where the man Billy Beane traded the future for, Jeff Samardzija , was as unhittable as any pitcher the Halos have seen ... (more)
Oakland Athletics starter Scott Kazmir delivers a pitch against the New York Mets on Aug. 19. In three seasons, Kazmir has gone from one of the worst pitchers in baseball to one of the league's best.
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.
Not what will happen. That is unknown and if 2012 or 2013 are any indication, September holds many twists and turns that could end with Oakland cruising to the AL West title, winning it on the last day, or fading farther into obscurity.
To be traded post-July, players must clear revocable waivers. Meaning, in essence, other teams have an opportunity to snatch a guy off the trading block, and the team that offered him up has a chance to yank him back.
Back-to-back wins on Thursday and Friday in Anaheim have extended the Angels' lead in the American League West to three games with two still to play in this crucial series.
"I think it's a terrible name for what it represents," the Athletics' skilled and athletic third baseman said Friday afternoon.
Lowrie will begin a brief rehabilitation assignment with the Sacramento River Cats on August 30. The shortstop has been on the disabled list since August 14 with a fractured right index finger that made it painful for him to grip the ball and field it.
Aug 28, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp reacts he is tagged out at first by Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols during the fifth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
This game was equivalent to the world's longest teAse. The A's kept making noise, the Angels kept leaving small armies on base with thrilling escapes by the A's, and momentum kept shifting.
Howie Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened a two-game lead atop the major league standings with a 4-3 victory Thursday night over the Oakland... Howie Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened a two-game lead atop ... (more)
Even after an obstruction call compelled the Oakland Athletics to finish the game under protest, they still escaped the ninth inning with remarkable poise.
Howie Kendrick's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th lifted the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim over the Oakland Athletics, 4-3, in the opener of a key four-game series.
Zack Wheeler is in the midst of an amazing streak . As someone who absolutely hates allowing 0-2 hits, I think this is fantastic.
There were a lot of words written about the trade that swapped Yoenis Cespedes for Jon Lester on July 31, and it was no secret that the Oakland Athletics hoped to recoup some of the offense they lost with Cespedes by acquiring Jonny Gomes in the deal.
Updated: Sun Aug 31, 2014 02:24 am
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