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The Minnesota Twins called a news conference for Saturday to announce a four-year contract with free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana. Santana’s deal, which guarantees him $55 million, contains a club option for 2019 that could become guaranteed. The 32-year-old was 14-10 with a 3.95 ERA for Atlanta this year. He as an AL All-Star with the Los Angeles Angels in 2008.
Neckless and near-neckless athletes adorn the rosters of professional sport: an offensive lineman here, a stocky pitcher there.
The Royals and Giants, both wild-card teams, could each make the World Series. The top MLB regular-season teams are out, again. Is this good for baseball?
The Royals have a six-game winning streak in the 2014 MLB postseason. And now they head back to Kansas City with a 2-0 lead over the Orioles in the ALCS.
The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.
The Nationals are facing NLDS elimination… again. The Dodges and Cardinals continue to slug it out.
The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels each find themselves in an 0-2 hole. Can either team recover?
All four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.
It’s down to the Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels in the American League as the Division Series begin.
Mike Trout hit his 32nd homer, C.J. Wilson recovered from a slow start and the Los Angeles Angels completed a season sweep of Minnesota by beating the Twins 14-4 on Sunday.
Howie Kendrick, who had three hits and four RBIs, and C.J. Cron also homered for Los Angeles. The AL West leaders had a season-high 19 hits and completed their fifth four-game sweep this season, extending a franchise record.
Albert Pujols homered and hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the ninth inning for his 2,500th hit, leading the Los Angeles Angels over Minnesota 8-5 Saturday night for their third straight win over the Twins.
Minnesota center fielder Danny Santana left Saturday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels because of a strained left lower back.
Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins.
The Minnesota Twins had plenty of chances to put away the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. Whether those opportunities came at the plate or in the field, the struggling Twins wasted them all.
This weekend, the Los Angeles Angels are in town trying to extend their lead in the AL West, and with them comes arguably the best player in all of baseball (not to mention the MVP of the aforementioned All-Star Game): Mike Trout.
Do closer celebrations bother you? Here is a list of some of my favorite closer celebrations to help you decide whether they are awesome or down right classless.
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.
Mike Trout and Albert Pujols drove in two runs apiece, Jered Weaver pitched seven strong innings, and the Los Angeles Angels completed a perfect homestand with a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. Pujols had three hits and Josh Hamilton drove in a run to help the Angels win their sixth straight and move a season-best 11 games over .500 (44-33).
Trevor Plouffe went 2 for 3 and drove in the tying and go-ahead runs as the Minnesota Twins snapped a 10-game home losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Plouffe’s two-run, two-out double in the fifth inning tied the game 3-3, and his bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the seventh made it 4-3 as the Twins won at home for the first time since Aug. 15, avoiding the longest home losing streak since the franchise started in Washington in 1901. The home skid was the Twins’ longest since moving from Washington in 1961. The Senators lost 10 straight home games in 1957.
Jered Weaver outpitched Mike Pelfrey with eight innings of two-hit ball and Albert Pujols drove in the only run, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.
Minnesota Twins outfielder Wilkin Ramirez left the game against the Los Angeles Angels in the fifth inning after being hit in the head with a pick-off attempt.
Joe Mauer had a home run among his four hits and drove in three runs for the Minnesota Twins in an 8-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on a cold, windy Monday night that helped send several fly balls to the deepest parts of Target Field.
Minnesota Twins officials stated Monday afternoon that Target Field will be safe for Monday night’s game versus the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in light of the explosions at the Boston Marathon.
The Minnesota Twins had no answer for Los Angeles Angels right-hander Jerome Williams. The Twins managed just three hits against Williams, who retired 18 of his last 19 batters and struck out six in a dominating 4-0 victory on Tuesday night.
Justin Morneau hit a two-run, go-ahead homer in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied from six runs down to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-9 on Thursday.