This is the August 23, 2013 news archive. View today's AL West rumors and news.

AL West News and Rumors

O's fight off A's with help from Roberts' slam

O's fight off A's with help from Roberts' slam

ESPN.com Updated Aug 23, 2013
Brian Roberts hit a grand slam, Adam Jones homered and had three RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 9-7 Friday night to gain ground in the wild-card race.
Upvote Share Tweet
  • Offensive outburst lets Lyles cruise against Blue Jays

    Offensive outburst lets Lyles cruise against Blue Jays

    MLB.com Aug 23, 2013
    The Astros broke open a close game by scoring five times in the fourth inning Friday, highlighted by a two-run triple by Jonathan Villar, and Jordan Lyles took it from there, holding the Blue Jays to 10 hits and four runs in 7 1/3 innings for a 12-4 win…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Rangers hit five homers, claim ninth straight road win

    Rangers hit five homers, claim ninth straight road win

    MLB.com Aug 23, 2013
    The Rangers powered their way to a ninth straight road win on Friday night in Chicago, hitting five home runs -- including four off left-hander Chris Sale -- en route to an 11-5 victory over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • O's outslug A's to gain ground in Wild Card race

    O's outslug A's to gain ground in Wild Card race

    MLB.com Aug 23, 2013
    Adam Jones homered and Brian Roberts hit a grand slam as the O's overcame an early deficit to down the A's, 9-7, on Friday at Camden Yards.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • New reports further Angels' horrible 2013 season

    New reports further Angels' horrible 2013 season

    CNNSI.com Aug 23, 2013
    The Angels are the most overpaid and disappointing team in baseball. The problems are here to stay.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Wedge returns to Mariners after recovering from stroke

    Wedge returns to Mariners after recovering from stroke

    MLB.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    Saying he is rested and ready, Eric Wedge returned to his managerial role with the Mariners on Friday, one month and a day after having a stroke during batting practice prior to a game at Safeco Field.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • A.J. revisits memories in first trip back to Chicago

    A.J. revisits memories in first trip back to Chicago

    MLB.com Aug 23, 2013
    A.J. Pierzynski headlined a list of several Rangers players returning to Chicago on Friday. Pierzynski helped the White Sox win a World Series title in 2005 and continues to hold the city and its fans close to his heart.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Angels recall RHP Rasmus, designate Buckner

    Angels recall RHP Rasmus, designate Buckner

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    The Los Angeles Angels have recalled right-hander Cory Rasmus from Triple-A Salt Lake, designating right-hander Billy Buckner for assignment.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Garza deal done: Cubs get mound prospect

    Garza deal done: Cubs get mound prospect

    MLB.com Aug 23, 2013
    The Cubs received Minor League pitcher Neil Ramirez from the Rangers on Friday, completing the clubs' July 22 trade that landed Matt Garza in Texas. Chicago has assigned Ramirez to Double-A Tennessee.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • In need of catcher, Athletics bring back Suzuki

    In need of catcher, Athletics bring back Suzuki

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 23, 2013
    The Oakland Athletics acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki from the Washington Nationals on Friday to boost their injury situation at the position, bringing back a former fan favorite just more than a year after trading him away.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Video - Angels Shut Out Mariners 00:32

    Angels Shut Out Mariners

    Aug 23
    Chris Nelson took advantage of Felix Hernandez's only mistake and helped the Angels beat the Mariners 2-0.
  • Video - O's Bolster Wild Card Hopes With Win 01:51

    O's Bolster Wild Card Hopes With Win

    Aug 23
    BBTN Spotlight: Brian Roberts hit a grand slam and the Orioles rallied twice to beat the Athletics 9-7.
  • Video - Kinsler Hits Inside-The-Park Home Run 00:32

    Kinsler Hits Inside-The-Park Home Run

    Aug 23
    Ian Kinsler's inside-the-park homer helped the Rangers to an 11-5 win over the White Sox.
  • Video - Roberts Hits Grand Slam In O's Win 00:31

    Roberts Hits Grand Slam In O's Win

    Aug 23
    Brian Roberts hit a grand slam and the Orioles rallied twice to beat the Athletics 9-7.

Sports Columnists

  • There Are No Little Things

    Aug 23
    A note from The MMQB’s editor-in-chief, Peter King: This week is the one-month anniversary of our website. In the first month, we’ve given you a seat in the Dallas Cowboys’ training-camp-opening team meeting, sweated with a player as he unexpectedly get…
  • Bill Simmons returns with a mailbag

    Aug 23
    While the long wait for the Sports Guy to empty his inbox is over, A-Rod's status as man without a country has just begun.