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46 min ago | The Washington Post

Angels slip past Tigers 2-1 with 6th-inning rally

Efren Navarro and Kole Calhoun drove in runs in the sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels overcame Drew Smyly's early dominance for a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Efren Navarro, Mike Trout, Kole Calhoun, Los Angeles Angels, Drew Smyly

1 hr ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Rangers defeat Athletics, 4-1

The Jason Hammel portion of the A's July 4 blockbuster trade with the Chicago Cubs has yet to produce any wins for Oakland.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Jeff Samardzija, Baseball Players, Dan Straily, Yoenis Cespedes

5 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

RHP Jerome Williams becomes 31st Rangers pitcher

The fair grounds in Tamiami Park also host about 70 events a year. Thousands braved the rain during the 24th Colombian Independence festival at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition on July 2012.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jerome Williams, Jake Smolinski, Justin Marks, Nick Tepesch

10 hrs ago | ABC News

ESPNTopNews

The Los Angeles Angels won't limit Garrett Richards ' workload down the stretch this season, especially with the Oakland Athletics squarely in their sights.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Garrett Richards, Oakland Athletics

14 hrs ago | MLB.com

Baseball's Shrine Awaits Thomas and LaRussa

I'm here in the spiritual home of baseball, awaiting one of the landmark days in White Sox history as Frank Thomas and Tony LaRussa will join the pantheon of the game's greats on Sunday when they are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Jermaine Dye, Baseball Players, A.J. Pierzynski, Albert Pujols

18 hrs ago | Jays Journal

Blue Jays Aiming At Division Or 2nd Wild Card

Jul 23, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker is relieved by manager Lloyd McClendon during the sixth inning against the New York Mets at Safeco Field.

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

22 hrs ago | Camden Chat

Orioles take series opener from Mariners with 4-0 win; Wei-Yin Chen...

The Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners in the opening game of their four-game series by a 4-0 score.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Chris Tillman, American League, Major League Baseball, Wei-Yin Chen, Seattle Mariners, Hisashi Iwakuma, Nick Markakis

Thu Jul 24, 2014

SLAM! Sports

MLB notes: Morales returns to Mariners in trade with Twins

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Kendrys Morales hits a double in the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Jun 10, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, CAN.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Minnesota Twins, Kendrys Morales, Baseball Players, Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners, Stephen Pryor

CBS Local

Rangers Adding RHP Jerome Williams, Starts Friday

The pitching-poor Texas Rangers plan to add right-hander Jerome Williams and will start him Friday night against AL West-leading Oakland.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball

Angels have morphed into a monster team

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Bradenton.com

Detroit Tigers

Richards squares off against another top hurler on Thursday night when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim open a four-game series with Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, Baseball Players, Max Scherzer, Miguel Cabrera

Swingin' A's

Oakland Athletics Exceptional After Losses

The Oakland Athletics have held the lead in the AL West for 100 consecutive days now, and have had baseball's best record for the past 31. Many will proclaim their run differential or their implementation of a platoon system for their success this season.

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

BleacherReport

Oakland A's Innovative Catching Trio Is Changing the Game in 2014

Now, thanks to a dollop of unconventional thinking and a dash of Oakland A's magic, that trio has put up some of the best numbers in the American League from the catcher position As of Wednesday, the Norris/Jaso/Vogt triumvirate had produced a .295 batting average, 12 home runs and 54 RBI as catchers .

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Oakland Athletics, Baseball Players, Kurt Suzuki, Buster Posey

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Inside Bay Area

A's hang on as Yoenis Cespedes hits two home runs

If Mike Gallego can't make it to next year's All-Star game Home Run Derby, Yoenis Cespedes might consider inviting Houston's Brad Peacock to throw to him if he elects to defend his title.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Players, Brad Peacock, Jose Altuve, Jim Johnson, Dan Otero

Oakland Athletics

A's edged in extras after Kazmir's sharp start

A's manager Bob Melvin isn't interested in talking strength of schedule. Any further questions about it will likely be directed to a replay of Tuesday's 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Astros.

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

Athletics Nation

"Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans

The attitudes of some fan bases truly irritate me. Perhaps the Yankee fan base is mellowing in the face of two seasons battling actual mediocrity, but historically the typical view has been that the Yankees are entitled to win games, it's an injustice and a disgrace if they don't, and that the role the rest of the teams are supposed to play is to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Texas Rangers, Josh Hamilton, Baseball Players, Oakland Athletics

CBS Local

A's Miss Chances, Fall To Astros In Extras

JULY 22: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros slides into home plate to score a run past Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at O.co Coliseum on July 22, 2014 in Oakland, California.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, Houston Astros, Derek Norris, Oakland Athletics, L.J Hoes

BleacherReport

MLB Trade Rumors: Rounding Up Buzz on Alex Rios, Yankees' Pitching Search, More

So do the rest of the teams on the market, but the Yankees are perhaps the most notable thanks to the club's ability to remain relevant in the face of adversity.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Cliff Lee, American League, Major League Baseball, American League Central

LA Daily News

Miguel Gonzalez, Jonathan Schoop helps Orioles to another victory over Angels

Three things about the Baltimore Orioles - they were 13-6 on the road since May 31 ahead of Tuesday's game against the Angels, at 13-8 they had the best record among American League teams against teams from the AL West, and they led the majors with 121 home runs.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Jonathan Schoop, Baseball Players, Baltimore Orioles, Mike Trout, Hank Conger

Tue Jul 22, 2014

CBS Sports

Mariners among clubs eyeing Marlins' McGehee

Interested teams are starting to ask the Marlins about Casey McGehee, who's having a brilliant tunraround season in Miami.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Ben Zobrist, Baseball Players

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