Chris Carter

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Beware Players That Switch Leagues At The Trade Deadline

Every year it happens: Big-league trades send hitters and pitchers from the National League to the American League—and vice versa. This isn’t always a good thing, though, as pitchers have a hard time adjusting going from the NL to the AL, while hitters have a hard time adjusting going from the AL to the NL.


HOUSTON, TX - MAY 07: Jordan Lyles #18 of the Houston Astros throws against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the first inning at Minute Maid Park on May 7, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Jordan Lyles

Of Course: Angels Snap Astros’ 6-Game Skid With 7-6 Loss

Chris Carter’s three-run homer put Houston ahead in the third, and the Astros held on for a 7-6 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.


Pitcher Dan Straily #67 of the Oakland Athletics underhands the ball to first for the out getting Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the second inning at Coliseum on August 8, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Greinke Remains Winless With Angels, A’s Win 9-8

Chris Carter hit a two-run homer to cap a five-run eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics overcame a shaky outing by rookie Dan Straily to beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-8 Wednesday.