Graveman, homers help A’s cruise past Rox

Graveman, homers help A’s cruise past Rox

Jun 30, 2015 | No Comments

The A’s got home runs from Josh Reddick, Ike Davis and Billy Butler, powering their way to a 7-1 win against the Rockies in Monday’s series opener at the Coliseum to snap a three-game losing streak.

Making late push, Frazier pads ASG resume

Making late push, Frazier pads ASG resume

Jun 30, 2015 | No Comments

With only a few days remaining in the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot voting, Todd Frazier added more reasoning Monday for why he deserves to be the National League’s starting third baseman.

Altuve continues power surge in latest victory

Jun 30, 2015 | No Comments

With a batting title in tow, Jose Altuve’s already known as a high-average hitter. But the star second baseman is starting to tap into some power.

AL West Notes: Angels, Astros, L.J. Hoes, Athletics

Jun 30, 2015 | No Comments

As the Angels continue to hover around the .500 mark, internal tensions have arisen, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. It appears that the particular issue that has led to some discord involves the respective roles of the front office and field staff regarding the use of data in on-field decisionmaking. Of course, GM Jerry Dipoto and manager Mike Scioscia have had some well-publicized differences of opinion in the past, and Rosenthal suggests that there are signs of a new rift. Here’s more from the AL West: The Astros have a variety of difficult 40-man decisions upcoming, as they did last year when they ultimately left Delino DeShields Jr. unprotected in the Rule 5 draft, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle writes (in a piece we cited yesterday regarding the club’s pitching needs). That could seemingly drive a deal or two this summer or in the future. GM Jeff Luhnow acknowledges the roster pressure, but rejects the idea that he’ll move valuable assets solely for that reason. “Yeah, I mean, you could argue that we have a lot of guys to protect, and we’re going to leave some unprotected, so why not turn that into something we can use right now?

Anderson brilliant in second Major League start

Anderson brilliant in second Major League start

Jun 30, 2015 | No Comments

Indians catcher Yan Gomes knew Cody Anderson was doing something special midway through Monday’s 7-1 win over the Rays.

McCullers, Altuve lead Astros over Royals

McCullers, Altuve lead Astros over Royals

Jun 30, 2015 | No Comments

Jose Altuve kickstarted the Astros’ three-run third inning with his seventh home run, matching a career high, while Lance McCullers allowed just one run over seven innings as the Astros topped the Royals, 6-1, on Monday.

DraftKings picks: Davis tops O’s HR potential

Jun 30, 2015 | No Comments

Welcome to DraftKings fantasy baseball, the Official Daily Fantasy Game of Major League Baseball. The players listed could provide difference-making stats for DraftKings participants on Tuesday.

Venditte pleased with latest throwing session

Jun 30, 2015 | No Comments

A’s switch-pitcher Pat Venditte threw with both arms Monday for the first time since going on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder June 12.

Sabermetrics to be a part of MacPhail’s Phils

Sabermetrics to be a part of MacPhail’s Phils

Jun 30, 2015 | No Comments

Andy MacPhail, hired Monday to become the new Phillies president at the end of the season, discussed the use of sabermetrics with Phillies owners Jim Buck, Pete Buck and John Middleton.

Hosmer out for Astros series with finger injury

Jun 29, 2015 | No Comments

First baseman Eric Hosmer was not in Monday’s lineup against the Astros due to a mild sprain on his left ring finger, and he’s unlikely to play during the three-game set in Houston.