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Drellich: These Red Sox can do no wrong

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Everything is going right for the Boston Red Sox, and it has propelled them to the best start in the franchise's long …

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Recap: Red Sox 9, Angels 0 (4/18)

The Angels have been limited to just one run over the past two games after entering the series with the Red Sox as one of the hottest offensive teams …

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Tommy Pham says right groin is not an issue

Tommy Pham told Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest on Thursday that his right groin is fine.<p>Pham felt some discomfort in the groin toward the end of …

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Angels move Ohtani up lineup 2 days after blister-shortened start

Not only will Shohei Ohtani be in the lineup Thursday - two days after lasting two innings on the mound due to a blister issue - but Los Angeles …

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Here's how Andrelton Simmons is raking

ANAHEIM -- Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons has had one of his best career starts at the plate, but he's been outshined by Shohei Ohtani, the young …

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Inside Baseball | Ranking upcoming stacked FA class

Inside Baseball MLB Notes | Harper dominant early<p>Published<p>21 mins ago<p>on<p>Apr 19, 2018<p>Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports<p>Inside Baseball from Jon Heyman brings …

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Flu-Like Symptoms: The Tenure Track

Image credit: USA Today Sports<p>“The reality is in our game that the average tenure has really come down for managers. I hate that trend, but it just …

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Roto Riteup: April 19, 2018

The Roto Riteup wants to remind you that deception is key:<p>— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 19, 2018<p><b>On the Agenda:</b><p><b>1. Return of the Bat</b><p><b>2. Various News and Notes</b><p><b>3.</b> …

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White Sox end their circus trip, while Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts juggles

The White Sox’s miseries continued with the 12-11 loss to the A’s on Wednesday, leaving them 0-4 with three postponements on the circus trip.<p>It wasn’t an actual circus trip like the Bulls and Blackhawks used to take every fall when the big top came to the United Center. But it unraveled like one …

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Mike Scioscia won't blame sudden downtime for Angels' woes

They were playing with the unrestrained joy of children, these grown men frolicking among the flurries in Kansas City, all but making actual snow Angels.<p>Then they returned home to discover a real chill.<p>In dropping the first two games to Boston by a combined score of 19-1, the Angels lost their …

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Photograph of Shohei Ohtani’s blistered finger surfaces

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports<p>Shohei Ohtani’s start Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox was cut short due to a blister on his finger. The two-way phenom …

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The Doug Gottlieb Show: Mike Scioscia

Angels Manager Mike Scioscia joins Doug Gottlieb on The Doug Gottlieb Show to talk about the strong start for his squad. He weighs in on Shohei …

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An Old-School Manager Thrives in a New Baseball Age

John Gibbons grew up in San Antonio, so his accent sounds as if the Texas winds are blowing straight from his mouth, and his bowlegged gait conjures images of horse-weary cowboys. Texas is embedded in his background and persona, but not in his blood.<p>Gibbons, the long-serving manager of the Toronto …

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Real or not? Early exit, blister bring Shohei Ohtani back to earth

Maybe we needed to slow down. Shohei Ohtani was making the game look a little too easy, and it most certainly is not easy.<p>In his third major league …

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LEADING OFF: Stanton tries to break slump, Freeman injured

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:<p>SLUMPING STANTON<p>Giancarlo Stanton looks to make an impact in pinstripes when New York opens a …

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Shohei Ohtani was ‘being cautious’, expected to make next start

Angels pitcher-hitter Shohei Ohtani left Tuesday's game after just two innings because of a blister on his throwing hand. Both he and manager Mike …

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"Blistertime Blues?" ... Sho No Fear, coaches say

<b> A collective panic attack broke out across the Halosphere yesterday after Shohei Ohtani’s early exit against Boston.</b>By Stu Matthews |</b> …

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Meet Mickey!

The First Data Field scoreboard flashed the temperature, a hazy 86 degrees. It was the fourth Saturday in February and just the second Spring …

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Honeymoon over for Ohtani after Boston mauling

Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has provided one of the season's most compelling storylines after impressing as both a pitcher and …

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Can Shohei Ohtani Play Every Day Without Being Ruined?

Pretty much everyone's ideal scenario involves Shohei Ohtani putting his extraordinary pitching and hitting talents on display more often.<p>That includes the man himself.<p>Ohtani has appeared in 11 of the Los Angeles Angels' first 17 games of 2018—three times as a starting pitcher, seven times as a …

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Amid the Mania, Shohei Ohtani, Like Mike Trout, Tries to Limit the Distractions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There’s this thing that happens when Shohei Ohtani comes to the plate, something that doesn’t happen with anyone else. Not for Mike Trout. Not for Bryce Harper. Not for anyone.<p>Hordes of people—both Angels and Royals fans this past weekend—pull out their smartphones and record …

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Q&A with Angels beat writer Jeff Fletcher: When should Shohei Ohtani pitch?

During the Angels’ off day Monday, we hosted a Q&A on our Facebook page. Fans were mostly satisfied with the team’s 13-3 start, but there were still …

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Scioscia: Angels may allow Ohtani to bat day after pitching

The plan of attack for the Los Angeles Angels in their deployment of Shohei Ohtani has been regimented in the early going of 2018. They've scheduled …

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Rangers Reaction: Feeling at ease, Moore triumphant in return to the Trop

True to his word, Texas Rangers left-hander Martin Perez studied video of his Monday night stinker to find if he was tipping pitches in an 8-4 …

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Angels manager Mike Scioscia was the Dodgers' catcher during "Fernandomania" and was a Dodgers coach when Hideo Nomo swept a nation. On what Shohei Ohtani's doing: "Fernando was like every Mexican-American's favorite son. When he first came on here in 1980, and then had the year in ‘81 — that was special in Los Angeles, especially. Shohei is a little bit older than Fernando when he first came up, but he's got a chance to be just as dynamic in his first season."

Angels manager Mike Scioscia was the Dodgers' catcher during "Fernandomania" and was a Dodgers coach when Hideo Nomo swept a nation. On what Shohei …

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Angels' Matt Shoemaker feeling confident about return to rotation

A flurry of medical tests over the past two weeks has produced what Matt Shoemaker believes is a consensus among experts on the source of the nerve irritation in his forearm, one that has the Angels right-hander feeling much more confident about his return.<p>"Every doctor I've seen, and I've seen so …

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Angels' Shohei Ohtani removed from game against Red Sox with blister after two innings

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Well, Babe Ruth had a few clunkers, too, back a century ago.<p>Shohei Ohtani, making his third start of his Major League Baseball career, lasted just two innings against the powerful Boston Red Sox.<p>He developed a blister problem in the second inning, the Angels announced, ending his …

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Fantasy Baseball Bullpen Report: Has Chris Devenski replaced Ken Giles as Astros closer? Is Bud Norris the guy for the Cardinals?

Are Ken Giles, Alex Colome and Greg Holland already in hot water? Scott White looks at six shaky closer situations.<p>When you make a heavy investment …

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Andrew Stetka: Firing Showalter would answer only one of many O's questions

There's been lots of chatter in the last few days and weeks about the status of <b>Orioles</b> manager Buck Showalter. As everyone knows, Showalter is in the …

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