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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, left, congratulates Chris Iannetta, right, along with other teammates after he hit a solo home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. The Angels won 8-1.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Angels surge into September as baseball’s best

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although Mike Trout has accomplished an extraordinary amount in his short major league career with the Los Angeles Angels, he is quick to point out he’s only just getting to the […]

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Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu (79) celebrates with teammate Adam Dunn (44) after Dunn hit a two-run home run during the third inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers in Chicago, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Chicago won 6-3. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Dunn dealt to A’s, could be his last shot playoffs

CHICAGO (AP) — One more shot at the playoffs for Adam Dunn before he says he’s probably done. The slugger with 460 career home runs but zero at-bats in the postseason was traded by the […]

08/31/2014

Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Scott Atchison throws to a batter in the eighth inning 0f a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

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(AP) — A third team has worked its way into the American League Central race. The Cleveland Indians are within 3 ½ games of the division-leading Royals after scoring twice in the bottom of the […]

08/31/2014

Los Angeles Angels' Gordon Beckham hits a two-run single during the second inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Angels rally in 10th for 4-3 win over Oakland

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Angels and Athletics realize their paths to the World Series are likely to cross repeatedly this fall. Both AL West powers are prepared to grind out wins similar to the […]

08/29/2014

San Diego Padres' Rene Rivera follows through on an RBI single to beat the Milwaukee Brewers during the 10th inning in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in San Diego. The Padres won 3-2. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Rivera lifts Padres past Brewers 3-2 in 10 innings

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Padres starter Odrisamer Despaigne summed it up best. “It was the Rene Rivera Show,” he said. Rivera tied the game with a home run in the ninth inning, then won it […]

08/28/2014

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout runs as he watches his solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Trout hits 30th HR in Angels’ 6-1 win over Marlins

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout’s bat is a major reason the Los Angeles Angels have the best record in baseball and appear destined to end a four-year postseason drought. Trout tied a career high […]

08/28/2014

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez (13) slides home safely in front of Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero (26) in the seventh inning during a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Dodgers’ big inning leads to win

  PHOENIX (AP) — Baseball’s replay review system worked well for the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday night in their 9-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers plated six runs in the fourth inning thanks in large part to […]

08/27/2014

Huge 11th inning sends Red Sox over Blue Jays

  TORONTO (AP) — To Mike Napoli, it was “just another homer.” Napoli hit a shot into the fifth deck, the first at Rogers Centre in more than three years, as part of Boston’s seven-run […]

08/26/2014

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Yoslan Herrera pitches during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, April 13, 2014. The Los Angeles Angels won 14-2. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Angels drop LeBlanc after 1 start, select Herrera

  ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Left-hander Wade LeBlanc has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels, one day after a poor debut for the club. The Angels also selected right-hander Yoslan Herrera on […]

08/26/2014

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter hits a grounder that scored Ichiro Suzuki in the third inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Jeter was out at first on the play. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Yankees rout Royals 8-1 in makeup of June rainout

  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Michael Pineda kept throwing strikes. The Royals kept taking them, trying in vain to drive his pitch count up. When Yankees catcher Brian McCann looked up in the third […]

08/26/2014

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