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2 hrs ago | 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

Athletics Nation

Designated For Assignment. Who do YOU want to D.F.A.?

I do not advocate sending anyone down just yet, but if the A's did decide that they want a change based on poor performance, who do you think it should be? as the 25th man.

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

Sports Network

American League Game Capsules

Kevin Kouzmanoff has proven to be a capable stand-in for injured third baseman Adrian Beltre.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Baseball Players, Adrian Beltre, American League, Major League Baseball, Robbie Ross, Mitch Moreland, Blake Beavan

The Miami Herald

Recap: LA Angels vs. Oakland

Anaheim, CA - Mike Trout's two-run homer in the ninth only delayed the Athletics' celebration, as Josh Donaldson's RBI double in the 11th inning sent Oakland past the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 10-9, on Tuesday.

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

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Nolan Writin'

Video: Prince Fielder gets his first home run as a Ranger

After what has been very slow start, Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder finally recorded his first home run with his new team Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League, Baseball Players, Blake Beavan

Nolan Writin'

Yu cannot get any run support

Texas Rangers right handed pitcher Yu Darvish has only pitched two games this season, but those two starts are reminiscence of last season.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Yu Darvish, Baseball Players, Houston Astros, Cliff Lee, Alex Cobb, Scott Feldman

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Preview: Royals at Astros

The Houston Astros host the Kansas City Royals for a three-game series beginning Tuesday in a matchup of last-place teams - one a surprise and the other expected.

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Related Topix: Sports, Danny Duffy, Baseball Players, Houston Astros, Major League Baseball, Kansas City Royals, American League, Yordano Ventura

Halos Heaven

Meet the Enemy: A few questions with AN's Alex Hall

The Angels start a 3-game series against the Oakland A's. Athletics Nation's Alex Hall answers some questions about the team he covers.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Oakland Athletics, Eric Sogard, Baseball Players, Grant Green, Los Angeles Angels

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