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Mike Trout Leads Angels' Resurgence

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 07.18.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Don't look now, but baseball's hottest team is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who entered the All-Star break with a 57-37 record, 1 1/2 games behind the first place Oakland Athletics in the American League West.

Mike Trout's Amazing Ascension

Jim Worth | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports
Jim Worth

Season three for the Angel phenom began slowly! After two incredible seasons in which the Angels center fielder was the runner-up for Most Valuable P...

Why the New York Yankees Are America's Team

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

As baseball season is about to commence, the annual ritual of Yankee vilification is in full throttle. The complaints are by now well rehearsed: The N...

A View From the Trout Farm

Jim Worth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Jim Worth

No matter who wins this year's MVP, the view from the Trout Farm was fantastic. And... we got a Mike Trout T-shirt! Those of us that had the pleasure of watching Mike's phenomenal season from section 101 in 2013 are already anticipating the enjoyment of watching him play in 2014.

Beasts Of The East

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 11.20.2013 | Sports

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox waited four years to get back to baseball's postseason. They were more than happy to put off their playoff celebrati...

Fister Bounces Back To Lead Tigers Past Red Sox

AP | KEN POWTAK | Posted 09.03.2013 | Detroit

BOSTON -- Doug Fister rebounded from a miserable start with seven shutout innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 3-0 Monday in a matchu...

All-Star Shut Out

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 09.15.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Mariano Rivera reported for work an inning early, and walked off to a fitting tribute. Summoned in the eighth to make sure he would ...

Still Ascending

Jim Worth | Posted 09.01.2013 | Sports
Jim Worth

How can anyone who had a near MVP season like Mike Trout continue to perform at a level that ignites a team, energizes the fans, and awes the league? Well baseball fans, he's doing it again!

With Yankees Impending Invasion of CitiField, Why Is Mr. Met Smiling? Dismal Days for Mets Fans.

Howard Barbanel | Posted 07.24.2013 | Sports
Howard Barbanel

Met fans have gotten to a point where they'd be thrilled just to have a .500 season, let alone a post season. Yet management allows the Mets to get worse and worse and to fans it appears they don't seem to care.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York
Len Berman

American League drama: The A's score three in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Tigers 4-3 and force a fifth and deciding game tonight in Oakland. The Yankees beat the Orioles in 12 innings on a Raul Ibanez homer to lead Baltimore two games to one.

Tigers Overpower Oakland

AP | NOAH TRISTER | Posted 12.06.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Justin Verlander threw a fastball that caught a bit too much of the plate, allowing Oakland's Coco Crisp to lead off the game with a stunni...

The MVP Race Heats Up

Andrew Wild | Posted 11.26.2012 | Teen
Andrew Wild

The American League MVP race has taken an unexpected twist. Mike Trout had emerged as the runaway favorite for a while after Josh Hamilton fell into a slump, but now things aren't looking so certain.

National League Romps In All-Star Game

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 09.09.2012 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera turned the All-Star game into a Giant blowout. Flashing their bright orange spikes and boom...

Confessions of a Mets Addict

Howard Barbanel | Posted 08.13.2012 | Sports
Howard Barbanel

Met fans experience emotions that whipsaw from agony to ecstasy at speeds analogous to the mood swings of a newly menopausal woman. Hot flashes followed by rapid crashes are not uncommon in either situation.

MLB Forcing Astros Out Of NL

AP | KRISTIE RIEKEN | Posted 01.16.2012 | Sports

HOUSTON — Major League Baseball told Houston businessman Jim Crane it would not approve his purchase of the Astros unless he agreed to move the ...

Tigers Ace Unanimous Choice For AL Cy Young Award

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 01.15.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — Justin Verlander breezed to the AL Cy Young Award on Tuesday in a unanimous vote after the Detroit Tigers' ace won the pitching versi...

MLB Should Stop Using All-Star Game to Decide World Series Home-field Advantage

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 01.01.2012 | Sports
Rob Kirkpatrick

For the integrity of the game, MLB needs to do away with the ridiculous and arbitrary rule that awards home field in the World Series to the team from the league that won the All-Star Game.

Tigers Clinch First Division Title Since 1987

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 11.16.2011 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. — Tigers manager Jim Leyland leaned back in his chair, a plate of food nearby and a half-smoked cigar resting on his desk. A da...

Tigers Ace Earns 11th Straight Win

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | Sports

CHICAGO — In a memorable month filled with exhilarating moments, Wednesday's comeback win stood out for the Detroit Tigers. Carlos Guillen sing...

Matt Treanor and Joe Mauer Have a Few Things in Common

Ben Berkon | Posted 10.16.2011 | Sports
Ben Berkon

At age 35, Matt Treanor is arguably enjoying his finest campaign in the Major Leagues. The currently DL'd Kansas City Royals catcher has posted an overall .226/.351/.306 line with 3 homeruns, 21 RBI, 24 runs, and 2 stolen bases in 230 plate appearances.

Red Sox Take AL East Lead

AP | Posted 10.08.2011 | Sports

BOSTON — The relief pitching that had been a strength for the New York Yankees this weekend failed them in the end. That's the way it's going t...

MLB Talking Realignment?

ESPN | Posted 08.12.2011 | Sports

A simple form of realignment being seriously considered has been raised in the labor talks between Major League Baseball and the players' association,...

From Rehab To MVP!

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — Josh Hamilton thought back to the days when his career was derailed by drugs and alcohol. "I would say a 99 percent chance that this...

American League Gold Gloves Announced

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — Ichiro Suzuki won his 10th straight Gold Glove for a full season of fielding excellence. Mark Buehrle won again, perhaps clinching hi...

Who Will Win The American League Cy Young Award?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The American League Cy Young award was a tight race this year. New York Yankees ace C. C. Sabathia dominated with 21 wins and only seven losses. On th...