| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:52 PM
NEW YORK — He stood alone, atop the mound, atop a city, atop his profession.
The fans gave him a standing ovation. So did the players, on both teams, from the top step of each dugout. Mariano Rivera touched his cap to his heart, waved it at the...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:49 PM
New York Yankee closer Mariano Rivera's last All-Star game appearance may have been bad news for the National League, but it did little to boost ratings for the midsummer classic. The 84th All-Star contest -- won by the American League -- drew an...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:19 PM
All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is close to a contract that could keep him with the Boston Red Sox for his entire career.
A person with knowledge of the talks said Tuesday that Pedroia is in the process of agreeing to a deal adding $100 million...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:09 PM
NEW YORK — It has been overshadowed by Josh Hamilton's season-long slump, Albert Pujols' foot injury and the ongoing struggles of the back of the rotation and the entire bullpen, but it's impossible to overlook:
Mark Trumbo is in another second-...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 12:21 AM
The Angels made some noise in American League baseball Friday night. They had the postgame fireworks.
Otherwise, this is a team going nowhere. The last rites were administered recently. By the Angels. To themselves. No life support systems left.
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:31 PM
As the Philadelphia Phillies fired the longest-tenured manager in the National League, the longest-tenured manager in the American League said he wants to remain with the Angels.
"This is where I want to be," Mike Scioscia said Friday. "This is what I...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Matt Dominguez had four hits, including a tiebreaking three-run home run, to power the Houston Astros to a 7-5 victory over the Angels.
The Angels lost a series to the Astros -- the worst team in the major leagues -- for the third time this season....
| Aug 18, 2013
| 6:06 PM
In a season that has gone so horribly wrong for the Angels, this was hardly a surprise: Mike Trout had to come out of Sunday's game because of a hamstring injury.
Fortunately for an already depressed fan base, the Angels apparently will not have to play...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
With two out and the bases loaded, the Dodgers needed a clutch hit to take the lead. Only one problem — the pitcher was up next.
Clayton Kershaw stepped to the plate looking tall and lanky, his stance slightly open.
"Obviously," he would later...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 8:21 PM
DENVER — If Michael Young is to be believed, his childhood idol was Don Mattingly.
"It's not going to get him in the lineup any faster," Mattingly said, jokingly.
Smiling, Mattingly added, "We'll see what he says when the season's over."...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:41 PM
General Manager Jerry Dipoto has been heavily criticized for his winter pitching moves that didn't pan out, Ryan Madson, Joe Blanton, Tommy Hanson and Sean Burnett providing little or no contributions to the Angels this season.
But at least one under-...