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Ohtani takes no-hitter into 8th, Angels beat Athletics 4-2

Sep. 30, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani has provided Angels fans with plenty of highlights this season. The two-way phenom almost topped them all Thursday night. The reigning AL MVP pitched no-hit ball into the eighth inning and extended his hitting streak to 14 games as Los Angeles...

Trout hits 38th homer, Lorenzen sharp as Angels beat A's 4-1

Sep. 29, 2022 01:45 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout hit his 38th home run, Michael Lorenzen went five strong innings and the Los Angeles Angels continued their success against the Oakland Athletics with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday night. Taylor Ward also homered, while Lorenzen (8-6) gave up an...

Jo Adell's 8th-inning RBI sends Angels past Athletics, 4-3

Sep. 28, 2022 01:43 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jo Adell drove in Matt Duffy with a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, Shohei Ohtani extended his hitting streak to a career-best 12 games, and the Los Angeles Angels opened their final homestand of the season with a 4-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on...

Catcher Stephen Vogt retiring after 10 big league seasons

Sep. 23, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Veteran Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt will retire after 10 major league seasons and a long, patient road to break into the big leagues at age 27. Not to mention a nearly 15-month wait to finally get his first hit. Vogt endured an...

Rodríguez leaves with back tightness, Mariners beat A’s 9-5

Sep. 22, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Julio Rodríguez doubled and scored before leaving with lower back tightness, and the Seattle Mariners overcame the loss of the rookie center fielder to beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5 on Thursday and avoid a three-game sweep. Rodríguez slowly walked off the...

Torrens homers but Mariners stumble to A's again, lose 2-1

Sep. 22, 2022 01:31 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are searching for their winning ways again — the timely hits, sharp defense and shut-down pitching that has carried them so close to getting back to the playoffs for the first time since 2001. "The last couple nights have been a little...

Mariners held to 1 hit, Castillo tagged in 4-1 loss to A's

Sep. 21, 2022 01:38 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are hardly hitting the way they'd like to be in late September chasing a long-overdue, elusive playoff berth. Luis Castillo got knocked out in the fifth inning and the contending Mariners managed just one hit, falling to the Oakland...

Valdez has MLB-record 25th quality start, Astros down A's

Sep. 18, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Working closely with Framber Valdez, Houston catcher Martin Maldonado has enjoyed a front-row seat for the journey that has turned the left-hander into one of baseball's top pitchers in his fifth season. “It is a lot of calm, a lot of confidence and a lot of...

Brown drives in four runs to help A's rally past Astros 8-5

Sep. 17, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Seth Brown homered and drove in four runs, Cole Irvin overcame a rocky start and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 8-5 on Saturday night. Tony Kemp had three hits and scored three runs as Oakland won for the fourth time in 15 games this month, and...

Alvarez has 3 HRs, Astros down A's to clinch playoff berth

Sep. 17, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Ace Justin Verlander had just wrapped up another strong start and was in the dugout in the fifth inning when Yordan Alvarez launched his third monster home run of the night for the Houston Astros. The cameras panned to Verlander, eyes wide as he admired his...