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All-Star catcher Jason Castro clubbed a pair of home runs to back the starting pitching of Brad Peacock and help the Astros win their first home series in more than two months with an 8-5 victory over the Jays at Minute Maid Park on Saturday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Angels place reliever Jepsen on 15-day DLESPN.com Updated Aug 24, 2013The Los Angeles Angels have placed reliever Kevin Jepsen on the 15-day disabled list after he had surgery to remove his appendix.Upvote Share TweetCoco Crisp hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the ninth inning and Jarrod Parker earned his eighth straight win as the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Saturday.Upvote Share TweetRangers manager Ron Washington spent Saturday morning at Chicago's Magnificent Marriott on Michigan Avenue for the Beacon Awards Luncheon as part of the events for Saturday's Civil Rights Game.Upvote Share TweetAstros catcher Max Stassi, who suffered a concussion Wednesday when he was hit by a pitch, felt well enough Saturday to address the media for the first time since he took a Tanner Scheppers fastball to the face.Upvote Share TweetChicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale was not in a good mood following his outing against the Texas Rangers on Friday night. And for good reason. In seven innings of work, Sale was tagged for eight runs (all earned) on eight hits (four home runs), in…Upvote Share Tweet
Jays call up Wang to start Saturday vs. AstrosESPN.com Updated Aug 24, 2013Pitchers Chad Jenkins and Chien-Ming Wang are back with the Toronto Blue Jays.Upvote Share Tweet
Mitch Williams’ wild first pitch highlights 90’s night in Philadelphiayahoo.com Updated Aug 24, 2013Your browser does not support iframes. They didn’t call Mitch Williams “Wild Thing” for nothing. It’s a nickname he earned during his 11-year career, six of which were spent as a closer for the Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies. It’s…Upvote Share TweetEvery now and then the hidden ball trick will catch a base runner of guard and result in an easy out for the defense. Just ask Juan Uribe of the Los Angeles and Max Stassi of the Houston Astros how that works. Of course, just as frequently, a hidden bal…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Aug 24, 2013The turmoil surrounding the Los Angeles reached a new level on Friday when Fox Sports Jon Morosi reported that the team was expected to replace either manager Mike Scioscia or general manager Jerry Dipoto before the 2014 season. Morosi noted that philos…Upvote Share Tweet
Richards blanks M's as Nelson delivers decisive blowChris Nelson's two-run homer provided the Angels' only offense, and Garrett Richards took care of the rest with 7 1/3 scoreless innings in Friday's 2-0 win over the Mariners.Upvote Share Tweet