AL West News and Rumors

Tigers allow 20 runs in Minnesota, turn to shortstop Andrew Rom…

Tigers allow 20 runs in Minnesota, turn to shortstop Andrew Romine for relief

yahoo.com Updated 7 hours ago
Friday marked the seventh anniversary of the Texas Rangers putting up 30 runs in one game against the Baltimore Orioles, so maybe we shouldn't be too surprised that a team turned back the clock and lit up the scoreboard again. Then again, maybe we shoul…
Upvote Share Tweet
  • Coco proves to be driving force in A's offense

    Coco proves to be driving force in A's offense

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    With apologies to Yoenis Cespedes and all the moaning that his trade to Boston has been Oakland's undoing, what the A's really have been missing of late has been Coco Crisp doing what he does best -- creating offense at the top of the lineup.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • The Grand Slam: A's take round one in weekend series with Angel…

    The Grand Slam: A's take round one in weekend series with Angels

    yahoo.com MLB.com 8 hours ago
    The AL West may not be decided over the next 10 days, but the seven-game heavyweight fight scheduled between the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland A's during that time frame will be the closest thing to late September and October baseball that we can exper…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • A's strike first vs. division-leading Angels

    A's strike first vs. division-leading Angels

    ESPN.com 9 hours ago
    Sonny Gray ended a monthlong losing streak, pitching into the ninth inning and leading the Oakland Athletics over the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 on Friday night in a matchup of AL West rivals.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Bogaerts, Kelly undergo tests after early exit

    Bogaerts, Kelly undergo tests after early exit

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts and starter Joe Kelly both left Friday's 5-3 loss to the Mariners earlier than expected. The reason for one exit was originally a little more obvious than the other, though.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • M's score 5 with 2 outs in 9th, clip Red Sox

    M's score 5 with 2 outs in 9th, clip Red Sox

    Austin Jackson's bases-loaded double with two outs in the ninth inning keyed a five-run rally, and the Seattle Mariners sent the Boston Red Sox to their sixth straight loss, 5-3 on Friday night.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Singleton's blast caps Astros' ninth-inning rally

    Singleton's blast caps Astros' ninth-inning rally

    MLB.com nytimes.com 13 hours ago
    Brad Peacock was pitching perhaps the best game of his season before leaving in the fifth with a right forearm injury. But the Astros' relievers picked right up where he left off, and the offense took advantage of multiple costly errors by the Indians a…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • A's consider plans for stadium at current site

    A's consider plans for stadium at current site

    ESPN.com 13 hours ago
    The Oakland Athletics are checking out the possibility of building a new stadium on the same site of their current home.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Richards after surgery: 'Will get through this'

    Richards after surgery: 'Will get through this'

    ESPN.com 13 hours ago
    Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards underwent surgery Friday to repair the torn patellar tendon in his left knee.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • For Mo’ne Davis, Cashing in Could Compromise Eligibility

    For Mo’ne Davis, Cashing in Could Compromise Eligibility

    nytimes.com 14 hours ago
    After becoming a star at the Little League World Series, Davis will have to decide whether to capitalize on her earning potential, but endorsements could affect her amateur status.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Wash wants no-quit attitude from ace Darvish

    Wash wants no-quit attitude from ace Darvish

    ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington doesn't want it to appear that Yu Darvish is quitting on the team and said he's hopeful his ace will be pitching in September.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Man pleads guilty in Cuban player smuggling

    Man pleads guilty in Cuban player smuggling

    ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    A man accused of masterminding a human trafficking ring pleaded guilty Friday to U.S. extortion charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • White Sox recall infield prospect Sanchez

    White Sox recall infield prospect Sanchez

    MLB.com ESPN.com 22 hours ago
    The White Sox recalled infielder Carlos Sanchez from Triple-A Charlotte on Friday to replace Gordon Beckham, who on Thursday was traded to the Angels.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Pitcher's Wife Calls Will Middlebrooks "Butthole" For…

    Pitcher's Wife Calls Will Middlebrooks "Butthole" For Breaking Up No-No

    deadspin.com yahoo.com MLB.com Aug 22 (yesterday)
    A day after losing Cy Young candidate Garrett Richards for the year to a freak knee injury, the Angels got an unexpected lift: rookie starter Matt Shoemaker stepped up with the game of his life. He had a no hitter going until two outs in the seventh, wh…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Video - Royals Homer Past Rangers 00:27

    Royals Homer Past Rangers

    Aug 22
    The Royals hit two home runs in a 6-3 win over the Rangers, their seventh victory in nine games.
  • Video - Mariners Rally Past Red Sox 02:22

    Mariners Rally Past Red Sox

    Aug 22
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: The Mariners scored all their runs in the top of the ninth to beat the Red Sox 5-3.
  • Video - A's Hold Off Angels 00:58

    A's Hold Off Angels

    Aug 22
    Oakland beat Los Angeles 5-3 to pull within one game of the division-leading Angels.
  • Video - Singleton, Astros Topple Indians 00:27

    Singleton, Astros Topple Indians

    Aug 22
    Jon Singleton's three-run homer in the ninth was the big blow in the Astros' 5-1 win over the Indians.

Sports Columnists

  • Cardinals Report: Goodbye to Camp Cupcake

    Aug 23
    Rookie John Brown has emerged as a force this summer. (Ross D. Franklin/AP) I’m in Glendale, Ariz. where the Cardinals, for the second straight year after holding camp in cool-climated Flagstaff, Ariz., are indoors at the air-conditioned University of P…
  • Gordon Hayward, Damon Lillard, Kyle Korver, Chandler Parsons among final U…

    Aug 23
    USA Basketball has decided to drop Damian Lillard, Chandler Parsons, Kyle Korver and Gordon Hayward from its roster for the FIBA World Cup in Spain.
  • Gordon Hayward among final cuts for U.S. basketball team

    Aug 22
    Gordon Hayward will be among the final four cuts for the World Cup-bound U.S. basketball team, sources said.
  • Thaddeus Young of Philadelphia 76ers expected to land with Minnesota Timbe…

    Aug 21
    The Minnesota Timberwolves expect to land Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young in addition to No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins when they complete their long anticipated trade to send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers this weekend, according sources.