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  • Pirates acquire Marlon Byrd and John Buck from Mets

    Pirates acquire Marlon Byrd and John Buck from Mets
    The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets on Tuesday, hoping the veterans can bolster a struggling offense as the franchise vies for its first playoff berth in 21 years. The Pirates, who began...
  • Angels star Mike Trout leaves game with tight hamstring

    Angels star Mike Trout leaves game with tight hamstring
    Angels star outfielder Mike Trout left Sunday's game against the Houston Astros after five innings because of what the team said was tightness in his right hamstring. Trout singled and doubled in his first two at-bats Sunday, then flied out in his...
  • Orioles' Chris Davis ties American League home run mark

    Orioles' Chris Davis ties American League home run mark
    With one final power surge before the All-Star break, first baseman Chris Davis earned a place in the record book. Davis hit his 37th home run to tie the American League record for home runs before the break, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the...
  • Angels lose to Rangers, 8-3, but Mike Trout's name pops up in MVP talk

    Angels lose to Rangers, 8-3, but Mike Trout's name pops up in MVP talk
    The American League most valuable player debate is heating up, with Baltimore's Chris Davis muscling his way into the conversation with Angels center fielder Mike Trout and Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera. "Yeah, here we go again," said Trout, who won...
  • The return of James Loney, hitting .307, to Dodger Stadium

    The return of James Loney, hitting .307, to Dodger Stadium
    James Loney, scourge of sabermetric lovers everywhere, was back where it all began for him Friday,  in Dodger Stadium. And maybe he wasn’t getting a last laugh, but he certainly had to be allowed a certain satisfaction. After the Dodgers...
  • Dodgers manager doesn't see Clayton Kershaw as MVP

    Dodgers manager doesn't see Clayton Kershaw as MVP
    Clayton Kershaw for most valuable player? His manager won't be leading the campaign. With the National League lacking a dominant offensive player along the lines of Miguel Cabrera or Mike Trout, Kershaw has emerged as a candidate in a field of solid but...
  • Dodgers score four runs in ninth inning to defeat Rays, 7-6

    Dodgers score four runs in ninth inning to defeat Rays, 7-6
    The creaky old stadium roared to life, late in the evening, so late that the Dodgers canceled the fireworks show scheduled to follow the game. City curfew and all. No worries. The best show in town was the one on the field. The Dodgers scored four...
  • Dodgers show no signs of letting up in 4-2 victory over Mets

    Dodgers show no signs of letting up in 4-2 victory over Mets
    With apologies to Cincinnati, the Dodgers are beginning to resemble a big blue machine. The Dodgers might not have the top-to-bottom firepower of the 1970s Reds, but the Dodgers' winning ways are becoming so consistent they're starting to have a...
  • Angels get it right against lefties in 5-2 victory over Indians

    Angels get it right against lefties in 5-2 victory over Indians
    CLEVELAND — The Angels have been awful against left-handed pitchers, beginning Friday with a .239 average against them. They lead the American League with 85 errors. Their bullpen has been horrible, with a 1-7 record, five blown saves and a 7.68...
  • Mike Trout: Players 'should be out of the game' if caught using PEDs

    Mike Trout: Players 'should be out of the game' if caught using PEDs
    NEW YORK — For as many headlines as Mike Trout generates on the field, the Angels center fielder hasn’t been much of an off-the-field attention-grabber. The humble 22-year-old, in his second big league season, has not inserted himself into...
  • Mark Trumbo's struggles continue in Angels' 2-1 loss to Yankees

    Mark Trumbo's struggles continue in Angels' 2-1 loss to Yankees
    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-...