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MLB 5 Best And Worst Surprises From First Month

One full month of the MLB season is in the books, what are the biggest surprises?

05/13/2015

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Oakland Athletics

Sonny Gray Strikes Out 6 To Pitch Athletics Past Angels

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.

04/28/2015

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Angels Get 1 Hit, But Beat A’s, 2-0, On Calhoun’s Homer

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.

04/23/2015

C.J. Cron #24 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts to his slide at home for a run off of a Johnny Giavotella #12 single to take a 5-1 lead over the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 21, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Angels Beat A’s With 3-Run HRs By Giavotella, Calhoun

Johnny Giavotella hit a three-run shot for his first homer with Los Angeles after the second inning was extended by a replay review.

04/21/2015

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30 Players: Semien Looks To Break Out With A’s

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.

03/31/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 16: The San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants’ World Series Win Won’t Make Them A Dynasty

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.

10/20/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 11: Alcides Escobar #2 celebrates with teammate Billy Butler #16 after scoring on Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals RBI single to left field in the ninth inning against Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Playoff Pinch Hits: It’s All Kansas City In The American League Playoffs

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.

10/12/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05: Greg Holland #56 celebrates with Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Championship Series Is Set

The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.

10/07/2014

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 19: Starting pitcher James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals delivers to home plate during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Wild-Card Tale Of Two Underdogs

The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.

09/30/2014

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers

Angels Stay Hot By Defeating Rangers, 7-3, To Win 8 Straight

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.

09/11/2014

Angels pitcher Cory Rasmus, making his first major league start after two seasons as a reliever, delivers a pitch in the first inning of the Halos' 2-0 victory over the Athletics on Saturday night in Anaheim. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Eight Angel Pitchers Combine To Shut Out Athletics, 2-0

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.

08/30/2014

Angels pitcher Jered Weaver falls as he delivers a first-inning pitch, one of his rare missteps in Friday's 4-0 win over the Athletics in Anaheim. (credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Weaver, Angels Bullpen Blank Athletics, 4-0

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.

08/29/2014

Erick Aybar of the Angels hits an RBI single during the second inning of the Halos' 4-3 win over Oakland in Anaheim on Thursday night. (credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Kendrick’s 10th-Inning Sacrifice Fly Lifts Angels Over A’s, 4-3

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.

08/28/2014

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels connects for a sixth-inning homer in the Halos' 9-4 win at Oakland on Sunday night. (credit: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Hamilton, Trout Push Angels Past A’s, 9-4

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.

08/24/2014

The Angels' C.J. Wilson delivers a pitch during the first inning of the Halos' 2-1 loss at Oakland on Saturday night.  (credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Athletics Take 2-1 Win Over Angels, Forge Tie In AL West

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.

08/23/2014

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