One full month of the MLB season is in the books, what are the biggest surprises?
Sonny Gray struck out six and walked one over eight impressive innings, Brett Lawrie hit a three-run homer in the first that held up, and the Oakland Athletics snapped a season-high four-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Nick Tropeano pitched five-hit ball into the seventh inning in his Angels debut, and Kole Calhoun’s two-run homer was the Los Angeles Angels’ only hit in a 2-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night.
Johnny Giavotella hit a three-run shot for his first homer with Los Angeles after the second inning was extended by a replay review.
When you take a look at Marcus Semien’s stats, nothing really jumps out at you, until you get to his on-base percentage. If you were wondering why he was the main target of Athletics GM Billy Beane in the Jeff Samardzija trade, look no further.
The San Francisco Giants could win a third World Series in five seasons by beating the Kansas City Royals. But it won’t make them a dynasty.
The Royals have a six-game winning streak in the 2014 MLB postseason. And now they head back to Kansas City with a 2-0 lead over the Orioles in the ALCS.
The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.
The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.
Erick Aybar hit a two-run home run early and eight Angels pitchers combined for a 7-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night, giving Los Angeles its eighth straight win.
The Los Angeles Angels used eight pitchers — a franchise record for a nine-inning game — in a 2-0 victory over Oakland on Saturday night that increased their AL West lead over the Athletics to four games.
Jered Weaver outpitched Jon Lester, Albert Pujols hit his 516th career homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 4-0 Friday night, extend their AL West lead over the A’s to three games.
Howie Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened a two-game lead atop the major league standings with a 4-3 victory Thursday night over the Oakland Athletics.
Josh Hamilton homered and drove in three runs, Mike Trout also went deep and the Los Angeles Angels regained the best record on baseball, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 on Sunday night.
Coco Crisp scored the go-ahead run on Joe Smith’s wild pitch with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Angels 2-1 on Saturday night to move into a first-place tie with Los Angeles atop the AL West.