Albert Pujols

Angels’ Kole Calhoun slumping, or is it more like regressing?

HOUSTON — The feel-good story of Kole Calhoun 2.0 has taken a turn in the last few weeks.<p>Manager Mike Scioscia didn’t seem concerned, however, that …

Mike Scioscia

Giants lose to Cardinals in 10 innings | MLB.com

ST. LOUIS -- The Giants' season will end when September comes to a close, an 11-game losing streak to open the month sealed that. But the final …

San Francisco Giants

Astros continue series vs. Angels without SS Correa | FOX Sports

HOUSTON — Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, mired in an extended batting slump linked to debilitating back soreness, will not play this weekend …

American League (MLB)

More Managers May Face Guillotine This Fall

Outside of Connie Mack, who piloted the Philadelphia Athletics for half-a-century because he also owned the team, managers have less job security than congressmen.<p>An old baseball adage states that managers are hired to be fired – and baseball history is rife with examples.<p>As far back as 1892, three …

American League (MLB)

Ohtani, 'openers' and Moneyball 2.0: My 10 favorite MLB stories of 2018

It feels like we're trudging a bit to the end of the regular season. The American League playoff teams are essentially set, with the only real …

Mookie Betts

The case for Alex Bregman to win the AL MVP Award

When first looking at this title, you are probably thinking this will be something to troll all the fans of baseball. After all, everyone and their …

Alex Bregman

Astros Clinch Spot in 2018 MLB Playoffs with Win vs. Angels

The Houston Astros will have a chance to defend their World Series title after clinching a playoff berth with an 11-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.<p>After winning the franchise's first championship in 2017, the Astros have shown no signs of a hangover this season. At 96-57, they …

Baseball

Three up, three down: Old rotation has propelled A's to verge of playoffs - Los Angeles Times

A look at who’s hot and who’s not in MLB this week:<p><b>THREE UP</b><p><b>Winning brew:</b> In an era where teams are more than happy to ride a bullpen to October success, the Milwaukee Brewers could enjoy a long postseason ride. The Brewers might be obscured by the Chicago Cubs, but Milwaukee has the second-best …

Los Angeles

MLB rumors: Surprise NL team stealing Manny Machado from Yankees, Phillies?

Add another contender to the impending Manny Machado free agency sweepstakes.

New York Yankees

Los Angeles Angels: Are we overlooking Mike Trout for AL MVP?

Despite putting up his own AL MVP case, Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout is being overlooked.<p>Amid the fervent debate over whether Mookie Betts or …

Los Angeles

Shohei Ohtani could still be the future of baseball

Shohei Ohtani</a> rounds third base after hitting a home run during the first inning of a game against the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" …

Los Angeles

The Greatest Generation of 25-Year-Olds Is Right Now

Javier Baez, Mookie Betts, Matt Chapman, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, and Jose Ramirez are among the game’s best players. Together, they have …

Mookie Betts

White Sox slugger Jose Abreu 'feeling better,' hoping to return this season

White Sox slugger Jose Abreu texted Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana before Friday’s Crosstown Cup series opener at Guaranteed Rate Field and …

Chicago White Sox

Fiesta Martinez: V-Mart to take final at-bat Saturday at Comerica Park

<i>Detroit</i> — The Tigers season won’t end until Sept. 30. But Victor Martinez’s season, and his career, will end Saturday.<p>Martinez has decided to play …

American League (MLB)

Former MLB Stars Who Clearly Need to Retire

Knowing when to call it quits as a professional athlete is never easy.<p>That applies to everyone from low-impact role players to superstar faces of the sport, and ahead we'll take a look at some former stars who have reached the end of the line.<p>Some of these players are toiling in free agency, some …

Sports

With A Chip On His Shoulder And His Jersey Unbuttoned, Luke Voit Is Far From Surprised

Luke Voit had seen enough.<p>Sitting in the basement of his Wildwood, Missouri home, he had been watching the 2013 MLB draft online. But round after round passed him by, and so he decided it was time to give it a rest. It was shortly thereafter that his mother, Janice, started screaming throughout the …

Luke Voit

Batting Season & Career Finder | Baseball

Albert Pujols

BenFred: Don't want Cardinals to chase Harper? Imagine him with the Cubs

Bryce Harper's hometown is leaning toward Chicago.<p>Las Vegas-based oddsmaker Bovada released another round of baseball odds this week, naming its …

St. Louis

The Top 3 reasons why the Angels should and shouldn’t re-sign Mike Trout.

Mike Trout has been the most amazing and talented players the Angels have ever had. He has done so much already in the seven seasons he has worn …

Alex Rodriguez

ESPN's Olney Talks 'Fascinating' Cards Offseason, Lists Players the Club Could Trade

While the Cardinals have yet to make that elusive ‘big splash’ acquisition the past several years, it hasn’t been due to apathy the last few seasons. …

David Price

LA Angels keep fighting despite being out of playoff contention

The LA Angels were officially eliminated from the playoff race late last week, but for the most part they have not been in serious contention since …

Albert Pujols

Clayton Kershaw Should Toss Aside $70M for a Shot at $200M

Clayton Kershaw is pitching like Clayton Kershaw.<p>That's good news for the Los Angeles Dodgers and fantastic news for baseball.<p>We're talking about the greatest pitcher of his generation. He's worth rooting for—Dodgers fan or not.<p>In his most recent start, which came September 7 against the Colorado …

Los Angeles Dodgers

Shohei Ohtani the brightest star for the glittering — but losing — Angels

About two hours before the game, with a few hundred people in the stands and only the 20-odd Japanese photographers paying much attention, the …

American League (MLB)

Texas Rangers: Another day, another milestone for Adrian Beltre

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre just keeps climbing in the record books.<p>Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre hit his 475th career home …

Texas Rangers

Jose Abreu to miss Indians series with thigh infection

Jose Abreu will miss the series against the Indians in Cleveland with a right thigh infection, according to MLB.com.<p>The White Sox said the thigh infection, which was serious enough to require hospitalization, is not connected to an earlier injury that sidelined Abreu in August.<p>Abreu went on the …

Chicago White Sox

Colorado Rockies: Trevor Story potentially out with UCL damage

The Colorado Rockies are fighting for a playoff spot, and now they may have lost their starting shortstop.<p>The Colorado Rockies are fighting for their …

Colorado Rockies

Priyanka Chopra Nuzzles Nick Jonas With Kisses As She Wishes Him A Happy Birthday — Pic

It’s Nick’s first birthday as an engaged man, so we bet this one takes the cake! See the sweet pic Priyanka posted for her fiancee’s 26th here.<p><b>Nick</b> …

Fashion Week

MondoLinks: Halos Dodge a Housecleaning

Kole Calhoun and Justin Upton staved off a 4-game brooming as Mike Trout took the day off.Kole Calhoun unslumped (briefly, at least), and smacked a …

Mike Scioscia

MLB breakout players for each team in 2018 | MLB.com

Of the hundreds of great Albert Pujols factoids, here's my favorite one: He only made the Cardinals roster in 2001, his rookie season, because Bobby …

Baltimore Orioles

Inside Nick Jonas' Birthday Baseball Celebration With Priyanka Chopra

After the game, Chopra and Jonas walked onto the field with friends and watched him perform from behind the stage. He completed a 10-song set.<p>Angels …

Nick Jonas