March 26, 2014 |
Angels 6, Athletics 2 AT THE PLATE: The Angels have won eight straight games and closed Cactus League play with a 17-10 record. Utility infield candidate Grant Green lined a two-run home run to left-center field in the seventh inning and is hitting .360 (18 for 50) with 11 runs batted in. Brennan Boesch hit a solo home run in the seventh, and Matt Long (.426) hit two sacrifice flies and a double. ON THE MOUND: C.J. Wilson looked sharp in his final tuneup, giving up one unearned run and four hits in seven innings, striking out seven and walking two. His earned-run average is 2.20 in 28 2/3 innings.
March 3, 2014 |
PHOENIX - It was only a spring-training game, but it didn't matter. "It matters to me," Clayton Kershaw said. Kershaw was upset Monday after making his second exhibition-season start, which was even worse than his first. Facing the Oakland Athletics, he pitched two perfect innings, only to implode in the third, giving up three walks and two run-scoring singles. He was removed by Manager Don Mattingly before recording an out. "Physically, I feel great," Kershaw said.
December 18, 2013 |
Dodgers co-owner Peter Guber said Wednesday he has no interest in buying the Oakland Athletics. The East Bay Express reported Wednesday that Guber and his ownership partner in the Golden State Warriors, Joe Lacob, lead an investment group exploring the possibility of buying the A's and building a ballpark in Oakland. "Absolutely not true," Guber told The Times. "100% not true. " Guber declined comment about whether Lacob might be interested but called it "categorically incorrect" to say he might be. "I have not had any conversations with the league or any of the owners about buying the team," Guber said.
December 2, 2013 |
Free-agent left-hander Scott Kazmir agreed to terms on a $22-million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics on Monday, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said. The deal is pending a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't finalized the deal or formally announced interest in Kazmir. The 29-year-old Kazmir was 10-9 with a 4.04 earned-run average in 29 starts and 158 innings last season for the Cleveland Indians.
October 1, 2013 |
OAKLAND - It's that time of year again, when fans around the country tune into the baseball playoffs, see a bunch of unfamiliar green-and-gold-clad Oakland Athletics playing in a creaky, leaky stadium built for football and think, "What are you guys doing here?" It's OK. The A's, whose talent, grit and World Series aspirations far exceed their small-market limitations, are used to it. Respect them or not, know them or not, they've won two consecutive American League West titles on a shoe-string budget and open a division series against the Detroit Tigers on Friday in Oakland.
September 25, 2013 |
As the Angels packed their bags, Albert Pujols extended his hand to Mark Trumbo. "Take care. Finish strong," Pujols said. "I'll be in touch. " This was all wrong. Trumbo and the Angels were headed to Texas, to try to knock the Rangers out of the playoffs. Pujols was headed home, his season ended by injury in July. BOX SCORE: Angels 3, Oakland 1 Manager Mike Scioscia and General Manager Jerry Dipoto were headed to Texas too, neither one sure of whether he would be working for the Angels next week.