“I probably would have never made it through college without baseball, so I’m thankful for that. I really am proud that I got to play on that level.”
What began as a routine walk quickly turned into a slapstick farce for the Los Angeles Angels.
This was a rare sight: Mike Trout looking overmatched at the plate.
Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
Victor Martinez hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning, his second clutch hit against Los Angeles closer Kenley Jansen in two games, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Dodgers 7-6 Wednesday night after Joe Nathan blew a three-run lead in the ninth.
Finally healthy, Josh Beckett is ready to once again take the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The right-hander is will make his first start in almost 11 months Wednesday night when the Dodgers look to sweep their two-game set with the visiting Detroit Tigers.
Dee Gordon hit the third home run of his career and Carl Crawford hit a walk-off single in extra innings as the Dodgers held on to beat the AL Cy Young Winner Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.
– The Detroit Tigers are doubling down on Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera. The team has agreed to pay Cabrera a baseball-record $292 million over the next 10 years, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
The Detroit Tigers have quickly moved to help replace injured shortstop Jose Iglesias, acquiring Andrew Romine from the Los Angeles Angels for left-hander Jose Alvarez.
Drew Smyly, a strong setup man in the Tigers’ bullpen, moves back into the starting rotation.
David Ortiz revived the Red Sox with a tying grand slam in the eighth inning, then Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a winning single in the ninth that sent Boston past the Detroit Tigers 6-5 Sunday night to even the AL championship series at 1-all.
J.B. Shuck had three hits and a career-high four RBIs, and the Angels routed the Tigers again, 14-8 on Tuesday night.
A theatrical playoff series gets an appropriately grand finale when Anaheim hosts Detroit in Game 7 on Sunday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mike Trout capped a nine-run first inning against Rick Porcello with his first career grand slam, Garrett Richards pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and the Los Angeles Angels routed the Detroit […]
Torii Hunter wanted to end his playing career with the Los Angeles Angels. General manager Jerry Dipoto had other ideas, electing not to offer him a contract extension at age 37 after he batted .313 with 16 home runs and 92 RBIs in 2012.