10:08 AM EDT, Sun April 19, 2015
Houston Chronicle 14 hours ago

Former Astros pitcher Danny Coombs reminisces Dome’s first games

Former Astros lefthander Danny Coombs vividly remembers that not everybody was pulling for the Astros to succeed against the Yankees’ Mickey Mantle in the first two exhibition games at the Astrodome in 1965. “I let the fans down,” he recalled with a chuckle Saturday. “I got Mickey Mantle out. He hit into a double play. […]

Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels acknowledges conversation about baseball with Russell Wilson and difficulties of two sports

In an upcoming interview on HBO’s Real Sports, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson sounds more serious than ever about playing Major League Baseball for the Rangers. General manager Jon Daniels acknowledged having a conversation with Wilson recently about the idea, …
Halos Heaven 6 hours ago

HamBone Wife Cheated Claims Josh in Divorce Filing

Is Katie Hamilton adultress or in stress? Oh, well that explains it. Say no more. Apparently, Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton woke up one day in February and realized he was married to a cheating wife. This caused him to go on an isolated mini-binge. Well that screwed things up almost like his wife screwed around while getting into character for her "reality" teevee close-up on "The Real Houswives of Orange County". Josh is selling his Newport Beach home for $16 Million as part of the divorce filings and both he and his allegedly adulterous wife. Right now he is not allowed to visit any of...
Houston Chronicle 12 hours ago
Astros kick it old school in evening series with AL West rival Angels

Astros kick it old school in evening series with AL West rival Angels

xxxxxxxxx With a shooting star across their chests, ace lefthander Dallas Keuchel and outfielders George Springer and Robbie Grossman delivered a performance worthy of the men the Astros honored Saturday night at Minute Maid Park. Shortly after the Astros honored six members of the original 1965 Astros who opened the Astrodome, Keuchel delivered six scoreless […]
Felix Hernandez pitches through sore quadriceps as Mariners beat Rangers, 3-1

Felix Hernandez pitches through sore quadriceps as Mariners beat Rangers, 3-1

SEATTLE – Six days removed from leaving his last start due to a tight quadriceps and a twisted ankle, Felix Hernandez’s health on Saturday night was an estimated “98 percent,” according to Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon. The Texas Rangers, who found Hernandez mostly unhittable, might disagree. Or simply wonder how much better The King might have been with that other two percent. Sharp as ever, Hernandez struck out 12 batters and allowed only two hits in seven innings – and the only run he allowed was the byproduct of a puzzling hit-by-pitch ruling – as the Mariners snapped … ...
Topeka Capital-Journal 12 hours ago

Royals offense silenced in shutout loss to A's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Josh Reddick hit a three-run homer, Jesse Hahn and Jesse Chavez combined for a seven-hitter, and the Oakland Athletics rolled to a 5-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. Yordano Ventura (2-1) gave up all five runs in the fourth inning, right before hitting A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie with what appeared to be a retaliatory pitch for an incident the previous night. read more

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Texas Rangers strike out 15 times, drop to MLB-worst team batting average in 3-1 loss

The Rangers game report card and scoring highlights from Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Seattle. The Rangers team batting average dropped to a major league low .201 after the team combined for just two hits and 15 strikeouts. The arms: RHP …

Texas Rangers minor-league report

Worth noting from the Texas Rangers minor-league system on Saturday: + RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez threw 27 pitches and allowed two runs in the first ining of Triple-A Round Rock’s 5-0 loss to Memphis (St. Louis.) Gonzalez lasted 4 2/3 …
Los Angeles Times 9 hours ago

Angels' offense struggles to live up to the promise of spring

There was a 10-run outburst in Texas on Wednesday, and several notable games from Mike Trout, including a two-homer, five-runs-batted-in power trip in Houston on Friday night. Kole Calhoun is heating up, David Freese has slugged three home runs, and Johnny Giavotella is batting .313 from the ninth...
Pitchers set blistering pace with five shutouts in 12 games

Pitchers set blistering pace with five shutouts in 12 games

The A’s got a combined shutout Saturday, the fifth shutout by the A’s staff in 12 games to start the season. It’s not a sustainable pace. Of course, it seemed unsustainable when Oakland had four shutouts in nine games, too.… Continue Reading →
San Francisco Chronicle 9 hours ago

More from Oakland A’s Brett Lawrie, Josh Reddick

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Kauffman Stadium Brett Lawrie at first base after getting hit on Saturday. Jamie Squire/ What a crazy evening, from the whole issue of Brett Lawrie’s text apology to Alcides Escobar (Lawrie says he’s sure he sent one – and got a grumpy response; Escobar says he never got one) to Lawrie taking a 99 mph fastball off his left elbow – and he doesn’t wear an elbow pad. Lawrie was booed all night, not surprisingly, after taking Escobar out on a hard slide in the seventh inning the night before.  And after Josh Reddick’s three-run homer in...

Angels Afterthoughts: Hank Conger faces former team, Collin Cowgill tossed

HOUSTON -- Longtime Angels catcher Hank Conger got his first start against his former team when he batted eighth on Saturday night. Before the series began, he had a chance to catch up with a few Angels players, on the off day Thursday and during...
Tacoma News-Tribune 12 hours ago

Re-tooled mechanics help Mariners reliever Dominic Leone in return to big leagues

Dominic Leone, a right-handed reliever, has pitched better since being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma than he did during a rough spring training.
Tacoma News-Tribune 12 hours ago

Minor League Report: Mariners prospect Edwin Diaz off to blazing start

Advanced-A Bakersfield pitcher Edwin Diaz has not allowed a run in 11 innings, giving up just four hits — all singles. He has struck out 16 while issuing only one…

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