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MLB, union to discuss opioids testing after Skaggs death

Sep. 6, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' association will discuss the possibility of more widespread testing for opioids following the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1 before the start of a series against the...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Sep. 4, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Battle against robocalls should be more than a pipe dream Easton Express-Times Sept. 1 Remember the days before robocalls? When your landline and cell phone were free from scam artists selling something, threatening you with...

Angels' Trout surprised to hear details of Skaggs' death

Sep. 1, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star outfielder Mike Trout said he was shocked to hear the details of Tyler Skaggs' death, but that it doesn't change his opinions about his late teammate. A Texas medical examiner said in a report released Friday that Skaggs died of an accidental overdose from a...

Skaggs family 'shocked' over possible Angels link to death

Aug. 31, 2019 4:40 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The family of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs says it was startled to learn that a club employee "may" be part of the investigation into the 27-year-old's death from an accidental drug overdose. A Texas coroner said in a report made public Friday that Skaggs died after...

Betts' home run in 15th gives Red Sox 7-6 win over Angels

Aug. 31, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marathon games in Southern California are starting to become routine for the Boston Red Sox. In this case though, Mookie Betts was able to come up big. Betts went deep with two out in the 15th inning as the Red Sox outlasted the Los Angeles Angels 7-6 Friday night. The 5-hour,...

AP source: Angels pick up GM Eppler's option for next season

Aug. 31, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Angels are picking up the option on general manager Billy Eppler's contract for next season. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the move has not been announced. Eppler is...

The Latest: Ausmus misses Skaggs, no matter how pitcher died

Aug. 30, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the coroner's report involving the death of Los Angeles Angles pitcher Tyler Skaggs (all times local): 6:05 p.m. PT Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus says a coroner's report that pitcher Tyler Skaggs died of an accidental drug overdose "doesn't change" that "we...

Hamilton, Braves outlast Mets 2-1 in 14 after deGrom shines

Aug. 24, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With Jacob deGrom and the Mets hard-throwing bullpen missing bats at a historic pace, the NL East-leading Braves were ready to win with small ball Friday night. That's exactly what Billy Hamilton is there for — although this first contribution wasn't exactly on script. Hamilton...

Flaherty, Ozuna help Cards past Rockies, back into 1st place

Aug. 24, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jack Flaherty stayed focused while pitching with a special purpose in mind. The St. Louis starter, who helped the Cardinals beat Colorado 8-3 on Friday night, was one of seven players across the majors who wore "Love you Ty" in place of their names on the back of their jerseys. Flaherty...

Rookies push Rangers to 3-2 win for split of DH with Angels

Aug. 21, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Youth won out for the Texas Rangers at the end of a long day to get a doubleheader split against the Los Angeles Angels. Nick Solak hit his first career homer in the nightcap, after making his big league debut in the opener, and then had the hard shot that was misplayed by first...