Solving Tribe is paramount to Halos' chances

ANAHEIM — For the last two seasons, the Angels have struggled to solve the Indians. After dropping Tuesday night’s series opener at Angel Stadium, 6-3, the Angels have now lost nine in a row to the Tribe, their longest active skid against any team in the Majors. The defeat served as a glimpse at the challenging road that lies ahead for the Halos. The Indians, who reeled off an American…

September 20, 2017
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Dodgers playoff tickets on sale today

September 20, 2017

WASHINGTON — Tickets for potential Dodgers postseason home games at Dodger Stadium for the National League Wild Card Game, NL Division Series and NL Championship Series will go on sale on Wednesday at 10 a.m. PT, the team announced on Friday. Postseason tickets will be available both online at dodgers.com/postseason and at the Dodger Stadium box office. The NL Wild Card Game will be on Wednesday, Oct. 4, and the…

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Perez lauded for impact on Indians’ run

Inside Cleveland’s clubhouse, the pitchers do not underestimate the impacts that Roberto Perez and Yan Gomes have had on the American League Central champions, and that held true again on Tuesday night after Perez played a large role — behind the plate and in the batter’s box — during a 6-3 victory over the Angels at Angel Stadium.

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Texas strikes late to sink Seattle, rise in WC

September 20, 2017

• Gomez’s ‘huge at-bat’ off bench sparks rally “Big win, we still have a chance,” Rangers starter Martin Perez said. “We have to stay strong and positive. We never ever quit so it’s time to show ourselves we can do it.” The Rangers passed the Mariners in the American League Wild Card standings and they are now 3 1/2 games back of the Twins for the second spot. The Twins…

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Mariners drop 4th straight after Leake's gem

September 20, 2017

• Gomez’s ‘huge at-bat’ off bench sparks rally “Big win, we still have a chance,” Rangers starter Martin Perez said. “We have to stay strong and positive. We never ever quit so it’s time to show ourselves we can do it.” The Rangers passed the Mariners in the American League Wild Card standings and they are now 3 1/2 games back of the Twins for the second spot. The Twins…

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Smith contender to land 'pen role in playoffs

September 20, 2017

The Red Sox hold a three-game lead in the American League East with 11 games remaining. Smith earned his first save of the season in Monday’s wild 10-8 victory in 11 innings over the Orioles. “I think it’s very possible,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said of Smith being part of the postseason plans. “The more outings like he had last night — that was a very powerful inning. That…

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Myers' adjustments leading to success, results

“I felt really good in the box today, one of the best I’ve felt all year,” Myers said. “It’s great just to see some results come back. I’ve been working like crazy this year to try to find something.” Myers still has areas that need improvement, evidenced by Tuesday’s first inning. After smoking a liner to left with two runners on, Myers prematurely entered his home-run trot. When the ball…

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Halos miss chance to gain Wild Card ground

“He pitched well against us over in Cleveland, too,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of Clevinger. “He’s got a good arm. He pounds the zone. He had the ball down, used his slider, offspeed pitches. He kept us off balance; we didn’t get too many good looks at him.” Clevinger enjoyed his first career trip to the Angel Stadium mound, even though it was not the way he envisioned it…

September 20, 2017
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Pollock's 2 HRs can't end offensive struggles

September 20, 2017

Still, they are in comfortable position when it comes to the postseason chase. They lead the Rockies by 4 1/2 games for the top National League Wild Card spot with 10 to play. Any combination of D-backs wins and Brewers losses equaling six clinches a playoff spot for Arizona. “Minimal concern,” manager Torey Lovullo said about his team’s offense. “Minimal. I know last night I talked about building innings and…

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