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The Angels played Thursday's series finale at Minute Maid Park under protest, because manager Mike Scoscia argued Astros skipper Bo Porter wasn't allowed to make two pitching changes before the first reliever fired an official pitch.Upvote Share Tweet
The Baltimore Orioles placed Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a right thumb blister.Upvote Share TweetOne day after the replay ruling heard 'round the baseball world, Cleveland clubbed a trio of homers to cruise to a 9-2 rout over the A's at Progressive Field. The lopsided win supported a strong outing from left-hander Scott Kazmir.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com May 9, 2013Much has been made of umpire Angel Hernandez's botching of replay review in last night's Oakland-Cleveland game, a mistake that might have cost the A's the game. You've doubtless already seen the play numerous times on your home TV or computer screen, b…Upvote Share Tweet
Oakland Athletics’ Josh Reddick stars in Vine video PSA: ‘Put the cart in the CART BIN!’yahoo.com May 9, 2013Slugger Josh Reddick of the Oakland Athletics finds himself on the disabled list right now because of a right wrist injury. That gives him extra time to go to Target and resume his role as a consumer, which are vital to the United States economy. But Re…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com May 9, 2013Major League Baseball acknowledges an "improper call" was made by umpires in the ninth inning of a game between the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics.Upvote Share TweetMajor League Baseball issued a statement Thursday regarding the disputed instant-replay ruling in the ninth inning of Wednesday's A's-Indians game, acknowledging the call was "improper," but saying it will stand as final.Upvote Share TweetCLEVELAND (AP) -- Major League Baseball acknowledges an "improper call" was made by umpires in the ninth inning of a game between the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics.Upvote Share Tweet
The seven worst things about the blown call in Wednesday's Indians-A's gameA bad umpire, a faulty system and a tense situation added up to one of the worst replay disasters ever for baseball, and one that could have serious repercussions, writes Jay Jaffe.Upvote Share Tweet
Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson gets engaged to supermodel Lisalla Montenegroyahoo.com May 9, 2013While the 2013 baseball season hasn't been too kind to the Los Angeles Angels, pitcher C.J. Wilson seems to be doing pretty all right lately. He's in a shampoo commercial, made that cooler-than-everything foul ball catch on Sunday and he won his first r…Upvote Share TweetRangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a Grade 1 right oblique strain.Upvote Share Tweet
Rangers' Baker salutes Wounded WarriorsMLB.com May 9, 2013Jeff Baker, son of an Army colonel, has great admiration for military members and has become involved in the Wounded Warrior Project.Upvote Share TweetHere we go again. Even with the aid of instant replay, Angel Hernandez and his crew of umpires managed to botch the most important call in the A's-Indians game at Progressive Field on Wednesday night, which ultimately resulted in the Indians holding on …Upvote Share Tweet
Angels' Win Nullifies ControversyMay 9The Angels played Thursday's game under protest after Mike Scioscia argued Astros skipper Bo Porter wasn't allowed to make two pitching changes before the first reliever fired an official pitch.
Indians Rout AthleticsMay 9The Indians completed a four-game sweep of the Athletics with a 9-2 victory.
Angels Top Astros Despite ControversyMay 9The Angels scored three runs in the eighth inning to top the Astros 6-5 and avoid finishing the game under protest.