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Players turn on MLB over Houston Astros cheating scandal

Justin Turner says MLB commissioner has mishandled caseMike Trout says Houston players should have been punishedThe fallout from the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal has continued with two prominent players attacking MLB’s handling of the case.MLB comm…

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Will mindbending proposed changes to MLB’s playoffs change the game?

Major League Baseball may restructure its playoffs to add teams and primetime drama. The changes would pit purists against progressivesThe NBA is toying with an in-season tournament, while the NFL devises deals with its players to add a 17th regular-se…

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Anthony Rendon to join three-time AL MVP Trout at Angels in $245m deal

Infielder set to become third big free-agent signing in a weekAngels have reached playoffs just once in a decadeThird baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a $245m, seven-year contract Wednesday, a source has told the Associated P…

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Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, Angels’ Mike Trout win Most Valuable Player honors

Bellinger is first Dodgers player to win NL MVP since KershawAnaheim’s Mike Trout wins AL award for third time in careerAstros’ Verlander, Mets’ deGrom win second Cy Young AwardsLos Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has overcome injury and tragedy to win …

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Angels pay tribute to late Tyler Skaggs with ‘too-good-for-Hollywood’ no-hitter

Angels toss combined no-hitter while honoring fallen teammateRarity was first in California since 13 July 1991: Skaggs’ birthdaySkaggs, a pitcher, was found dead aged 27 in hotel room on 1 JulyWhen the Los Angeles Angels think about Tyler Skaggs in the…

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Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dies aged 27

Team confirm player died before Texas Rangers gamePitcher also played for Arizona DiamondbacksThe Los Angeles Angels have confirmed pitcher Tyler Skaggs died before Monday’s game against the Texas Rangers. He was due to turn 28 on 13 July.“It is with g…

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Mike Trout and LA Angels close to $430m deal, largest in sports history

World’s best baseball player close to 12-year contract extensionSeven-time All-Star would earn average of $36m a yearMike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to agreeing a 12-year deal that would secure the outfielder the largest contract in the…

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Mike Trout may be the most underrated sports superstar in history

The best player of his era is making a compelling case for the greatest season in baseball history. So why aren’t more people talking about it?Anyone with even a passing interest in baseball knows that Mike Trout is, and has been since not long after b…

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Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani drawing early Babe Ruth comparisons

Japanese import continues to shine as both pitcher and hitterOhtani flirted with perfect game for six-plus innings on SundayJapanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani continued to display Babe Ruth-like brilliance in the early stages of his Major League Baseb…

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Yankees fans boo Stanton after strikeouts as Ohtani equals Babe Ruth’s feat

Yankees slugger says he was ‘awful’ during win over Tampa BayJapanese star hits homer days after winning as starting pitcherMuch was expected of Giancarlo Stanton when he arrived in New York this season but after hitting two home runs in the season ope…

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LA Dodgers game abandoned after sewage lake forms in foul territory

Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles: ‘I smelled it. It was nasty, man’Leak blamed on water-main leak at Dodger StadiumSpring training came to a repulsive end on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.The exhibition finale between the Angels and Dodgers was cut sh…

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Shohei Ohtani: the future of baseball or empty hype?

Baseball’s most intriguing property has been billed as the first two-way star since Babe Ruth, but questions about the Angels’ prized import still outnumber answers as opening day loomsHe is a particular species of baseball flower that’s never been kno…

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LA Angels win sweepstakes to sign ‘Japan’s Babe Ruth’ Shohei Ohtani

LA Angels fend off a host of MLB rivals to land prized two-way superstar.‘He felt a strong connection with the Angels,’ says 23-year-old’s agent.The Los Angeles Angels have landed the most coveted free agent in baseball, Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtan…

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Baseball in 2016: from Cubs win! to Scully’s sayonara, 10 memorable moments

Another year of baseball is gone, goodbye: David Lengel takes a look back at the best, worst and most controversial moments of the 2016 season

It was Game 7 of the World Series, and baseball history was busy pulling the Chicago Cubs back into a boiling cauldron of curses. Rajai Davis’ eighth inning, game-tying home run off the Cubs’ Aroldis Chapman had turned Cleveland’s Progressive Field into a mosh pit, with slightly fewer title-starved Indians fans ripping off their shirts in frenetic celebrations.

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Angels’ Mike Trout, Cubs’ Kris Bryant win Most Valuable Player awards

Angels center fielder named American League MVP for second timeTrout batted .315 with 29 home runs, 100 RBIs and 30 stolen basesCubs third baseman and World Series champion picks up NL awardWhile the Los Angeles Angels stumbled, Mike Trout soared again…

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Major League Baseball overcome by emotion during its final week

MLB experienced both celebratory and tragic goodbyes this week with the retirement of legendary broadcaster Vin Scully and the death of pitcher José Fernández. Plus, a review of Major League Baseball’s have nots

On Friday night in Los Angeles, I sat next to my father inside Dodger Stadium. My dad, Mike Lengel, is a 75-year-old lifelong fan of the Dodgers, who grew up in New York city watching Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider and the team of his childhood play in Brooklyn. But until Friday, he had never been been to LA or visited Dodger Stadium, where the team landed after leaving in 1957.

Related: José Fernández: a smiling star whose death leaves baseball bereft

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Major League Baseball overcome by emotion during its final week

MLB experienced both celebratory and tragic goodbyes this week with the retirement of legendary broadcaster Vin Scully and the death of pitcher José Fernández. Plus, a review of Major League Baseball’s have nots

On Friday night in Los Angeles, I sat next to my father inside Dodger Stadium. My dad, Mike Lengel, is a 75-year-old lifelong fan of the Dodgers, who grew up in New York city watching Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider and the team of his childhood play in Brooklyn. But until Friday, he had never been been to LA or visited Dodger Stadium, where the team landed after leaving in 1957.

Related: José Fernández: a smiling star whose death leaves baseball bereft

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Matt Shoemaker has surgery to stop bleeding on brain after line-drive hit

  • Angels pitcher expected to make full recovery from injury
  • Kyle Seager’s liner had exit velocity of 105mph before making contact

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker underwent surgery to stop bleeding on his brain after he was struck in the head by a line drive against the Seattle Mariners.

Shoemaker had the procedure performed late on Sunday by a neurologist at the University of Washington Medical Center. Los Angeles athletic trainer Adam Nevala is staying with him until he is able to travel to Southern California, perhaps as soon as in a few days.

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Matt Shoemaker fractures skull after being hit in head by 105mph line drive

  • Pitcher hit in head during Angels victory over Mariners
  • Shoemaker kept in hospital overnight for observation

Matt Shoemaker was hospitalized after taking a line drive to the head in the Los Angeles Angels’ 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

Shoemaker was hit on the right side of his head with one out in the second inning on a line drive from Kyle Seager. Seager’s liner had an exit velocity of 105 mph, according to MLB Statcast. Shoemaker was able to turn his head slightly to avoid a direct blow to his face but was unable to get his mitt up in time.

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Matt Shoemaker fractures skull after being hit in head by 105mph line drive

  • Pitcher hit in head during Angels victory over Mariners
  • Shoemaker kept in hospital overnight for observation

Matt Shoemaker was hospitalized after taking a line drive to the head in the Los Angeles Angels’ 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

Shoemaker was hit on the right side of his head with one out in the second inning on a line drive from Kyle Seager. Seager’s liner had an exit velocity of 105 mph, according to MLB Statcast. Shoemaker was able to turn his head slightly to avoid a direct blow to his face but was unable to get his mitt up in time.

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