Latest AL West News

Intensity up as Dodgers, Padres start season series

Apr. 19, 2021 02:40 AM EDT

The Dodgers and Padres weren't about to pace themselves. The NL West rivals have 19 games scheduled against each other this season, and if the first three were any indication, that should be a treat. The Dodgers took two of three — and there was no shortage of...

Small-town North Dakota native tells big-league stories

Apr. 19, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Former big-league baseball pitcher and North Dakota native Rick Helling visited Bismarck recently to talk a little baseball with fans of the Northwoods League’s Bismarck Larks. But he also made time to chat with the man probably most responsible,...

Haniger, France lead Mariners past Astros 7-2

Apr. 18, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ty France hit a two-run home run, six Seattle pitchers combined on a one-hitter and the Mariners beat the depleted Houston Astros 7-2 on Sunday. France followed Mitch Haniger’s two-run triple with a two-run home run to left field in the decisive...

A's rally to beat Tigers in ninth, win eighth straight

Apr. 18, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson scored from second base on a fielding error by Detroit third baseman Jeimer Candelario with two outs in the ninth inning, rallying the Oakland Athletics past the Tigers 3-2 on Sunday for their eighth straight win. Sean Murphy hit a...

Rangers beat O's 1-0 in 10 in duel of opening day starters

Apr. 18, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nate Lowe singled with two outs and the bases loaded in the 10th inning, giving the Texas Rangers a 1-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday in a pitcher's duel between a pair of opening day starters. The hit ended a five-game home losing...

Twins-A's postponed Monday for Minnesota's virus problems

Apr. 18, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The game between Minnesota and the Oakland Athletics scheduled for Monday night at the Coliseum has been postponed because of the Twins’ continued COVID-19 problems. Major League Baseball made the announcement Sunday and said the delay will...

Greinke sharp, Astros end 6-game skid, beat Astros 1-0

Apr. 18, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Zack Greinke pitched eight sharp innings, rookie Taylor Jones drove in the only run and the depleted Houston Astros ended a six-game losing streak, edging the Seattle Mariners 1-0 Saturday night. Greinke allowed four hits and walked none. He struck out...

No relief: Orioles score late off Rangers pen in 6-1 victory

Apr. 17, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Trey Mancini had a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning and the Baltimore Orioles won 6-1 at Texas on Saturday night, getting their runs against three relievers after Rangers rookie starter Dane Dunning threw six scoreless innings. The...

LEADING OFF: Twins postponed at Angels because of virus

Apr. 17, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Sunday: ___ WAITING GAME The Minnesota Twins will see when they can next play after their COVID-19 problems wiped the rest of a series in Anaheim against the Angels. ...

Twins-Angels game postponed due to Minnesota's COVID-19 woes

Apr. 17, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Twins' game against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night has been postponed due to Minnesota's COVID-19 problems. Major League Baseball didn't immediately announce when the game will be made up, or what will happen with the Twins' series...