Mike Scioscia - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mike Scioscia After manager challenges, umpire changes call without replay ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nolan Fontana was called safe and then out on the same play by the same umpire — without a replay review. Welcome to the majors, kid. Nothing is certain. Making his major league debut for the Los Angeles Angels, Fontana was initially ruled safe by second base umpire Hunter Wendelstedt on a stolen base attempt in the second inning Monday night agai... Tue, 23 May 2017 05:41:00 GMT 2017-05-23T05:41:00Z Angels give Fister $1.75M deal to fortify depleted staff NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to reinforce an injury-ravaged pitching staff, the Los Angeles Angels agreed Saturday to a deal with Doug Fister that pays $1.75 million while he is in the major leagues and $100,000 in the minors. Fister will report to extended spring training in Arizona to begin workouts. He was a free agent after going 12-13 with a 4.64 ERA in 3... Sun, 21 May 2017 16:21:00 GMT 2017-05-21T16:21:00Z Milestone night for Reyes, Collins as Mets hold off Angels NEW YORK (AP) — A milestone night for the New York Mets nearly turned into a miserable one. Jose Reyes had three instrumental hits, including the 2,000th of his career, and manager Terry Collins made just the right moves as the Mets held off the Los Angeles Angels 7-5 on Saturday. New York gave up three runs in a nervous ninth inning be... Sun, 21 May 2017 06:04:00 GMT 2017-05-21T06:04:00Z Martinez, Cards beat Cubs; Maddon grumbles over slide rule ST. LOUIS (AP) — Starter Carlos Martinez has been filling a variety of roles for the St. Louis Cardinals. For Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs, the focus Saturday was more on the rules. Martinez had his second straight two-hit game and started a disputed double play to help the Cardinals beat the Cubs 5-3. In the fifth... Sun, 14 May 2017 01:08:00 GMT 2017-05-14T01:08:00Z LEADING OFF: Keuchel, Bundy seek 6th wins; Trout eyes return A look at what's happening around the majors today: WINNER, WINNER Houston's Dallas Keuchel and Baltimore's Dylan Bundy can become the majors' first six-win pitchers this season. The pair is among a pack of hurlers tied for the league lead with five victories. Keuchel (5-0, 1.88) can do Bundy's Orioles a favor by bea... Thu, 11 May 2017 06:45:00 GMT 2017-05-11T06:45:00Z Trout's hamstring looks OK, but not ready to play for Angels OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star outfielder Mike Trout was pleased that an MRI on his tight left hamstring showed no damage but is not ready to return to the lineup. "You never want to take an MRI. It's tough. But hearing the news, it relieves me a little bit," Trout said Monday before the opener of a three-game series in Oakland. "It made me feel comfortable, ... Tue, 09 May 2017 00:59:00 GMT 2017-05-09T00:59:00Z Bautista homers in 13th, Blue Jays escape jam to beat Angels ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Even in a wild, 13-inning victory early Saturday morning, the Toronto Blue Jays looked like a team struggling to get it together. Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer in the 13th inning, but Joe Biagini had to escape a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the inning to preserve Toronto's 8-7 win over the Los Angeles Angels. ... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:47:00 GMT 2017-04-22T08:47:00Z Bautista homers in 13th, Jays hang on to beat the Angels 8-7 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Already off to the worst start in baseball, the Toronto Blue Jays were forced to push through even more bad feelings before reaching the win column early Saturday morning. Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer in the 13th inning, Joe Biagini escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the inning before the Blue ... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:46:00 GMT 2017-04-22T08:46:00Z Treinen gets Nats' closer job; Pelfrey cut TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Blake Treinen will begin the season as Washington's closer, even though he has only one big league save. After the Nationals lost Mark Melancon to the San Francisco Giants in free agency, Treinen won the job over Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover. "Blake has that turbo sinker," manager Dusty Baker said Thursday. "He may gi... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:49:00 GMT 2017-03-31T07:49:00Z Mike Trout stays humble and hungry in new season with Angels TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Although Mike Trout is a fairly well-known baseball player at this point, he still made his way around the Los Angeles Angels' clubhouse on Saturday morning to introduce himself to several new teammates. The two-time AL MVP arrived in Arizona this week with slightly longer hair and a renewed goal to steal 40 bases this season. He also ... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:28:00 GMT 2017-02-18T22:28:00Z