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Perry Minasian’s path to Angels’ GM office provides a unique perspective on the game

Halle Bailey, left, and Chloe Bailey, of Chloe X Halle, present the award for best rap album at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) Utah guard Sedrick Barefield, right, drives past Southern California guard Derryck Thornton during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. Utah won 77-70. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Rep. ...
Tags: Utah, Texas, White House, Angels, Sports, Toronto, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Chicago, Blue Jays, Soccer, Gm, Rangers, Mlb, Ncaa


Hoornstra: How COVID-19 chaos might help Dodgers repeat as champions

You don’t have to look at the Dodgers’ roster to predict another championship for them in 2021. All you have to do is look at the odds. Not since the New York Yankees’ 1998-2000 three-peat has a champion defended its World Series victory. In a 30-team league with no hard salary cap, that’s not what you would expect. We should have had another back-to-back champion by now. That’s been especially true over the last five years, when a handful of “superteams” emerged in the San Francisco Giants’ wak...
Tags: Washington, Boston, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Jon Lester, Giants, Reds, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, World Series


Three Royals executives among those up for Angels’ GM spot

Three members of the Kansas City Royals front office are confirmed to be on the list of candidates the Angels have interviewed for their general manager position, bringing the confirmed list to 14 names. Royals assistant general managers J.J. Picollo and Scott Sharp, and Gene Watson, assistant to the general manager, are all on the list of preliminary interviews, a source confirmed on Sunday, Nov. 1. It is likely they have interviewed, or plan to interview, candidates beyond the 14 confirmed so ...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Gm, Mlb, Royals, Watson, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Angels, New York Mets, Miami Marlins, Kansas City Royals, Former Giants, Dan Jennings, Michael Hill


Former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. is among Angels candidates

Former Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has interviewed for the Angels GM position, according to sources. Amaro is the 11th confirmed candidate to have an interview with the Angels, who fired GM Billy Eppler a month ago. The Angels are expected to fill the position in a few weeks. Amaro played his first 10 big league games with the Angels in 1991, and then spent parts of the next seven seasons with the Phillies and Cleveland Indians. He was the Phillies assistant GM for 10 y...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Gm, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Marlins, Boston Red Sox, Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels, New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Miami Marlins


Former Giants GM Bobby Evans among at least nine candidates for Angels spot

Bobby Evans, who was the San Francisco Giants general manager for four years and was among their top baseball executives during their run of three World Series titles, is among the candidates the Angels have interviewed for their GM job, according to a source. Evans joins a group that also includes former Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill, Washington Nationals special assistant Dan Jennings and Chicago Cubs vice president in charge of player personnel Jason McLeod and S...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Gm, Mlb, Evans, San Francisco Giants, Marlins, Seattle, Giants, Red Sox, White, Los Angeles Angels, Mariners, Chicago Cubs


Alexander: This year is ‘Next Year,’ but Dodgers shouldn’t suffer any dropoff

Even after the crowning triumph, the magical night that was 32 years in the making, the business of baseball doesn’t stop. This email clattered into the inbox Wednesday morning: “MLBPA News Release – 147 Players Become XX(B) Free Agents 10.28.2020.” These are the players who, with six years of major-league service and expiring contracts, automatically became free agents the moment the World Series ended. The list will change in weeks to come as other players’ options are picked up or declined, b...
Tags: Minnesota, Angels, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Blue Jays, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Giants, Yankees, Red Sox, Los-angeles-dodgers, World Series, Alexander, Dodgers


Dodgers’ long journey to first World Series title in 32 years

ARLINGTON, Texas — Thirty-two years is a long time. Long enough for Dodgers fans to wonder if this day might never come. And it nearly didn’t. From Oct. 20, 1988 when Orel Hershiser threw the last pitch of the Dodgers’ five-game World Series victory over the Oakland A’s until Tuesday night, when Julio Urias did the same against the Tampa Bay Rays – a franchise that didn’t even exist in 1988 – the Dodgers and their fans went into the winter year after year feeling disappointed – or cheated. But 2...
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HRs from Kiké Hernandez, Cody Bellinger send Dodgers to World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas — Like a medieval knight guarding a bridge over a tiny stream, the Dodgers refused to accept the reality of their setbacks. Lose the first two games of the National League Championship Series? ’Tis but a scratch. Fall behind 3-1 in the series? A mere flesh wound. Spot the Atlanta Braves a 2-0 lead two innings into Game 7? They’ve had worse. Unlike the Black Knight of Holy Grail lore, though, the Dodgers have lived to fight another day, rallying on home runs by Kiké Hernandez and...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Chris Martin, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Will Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner, Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Rays, ARLINGTON Texas, Riley, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Freeman


San Francisco Giants Lay Off 10 Percent Of Employees Due To Pandemic Hurting Revenues

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The San Francisco Giants laid off 10% of the team’s full-time employees Thursday, blaming the dismissals on economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The team fired 50 employees Thursday, distributed throughout the organization, including the baseball operations department, though it did not say how many were let go per department. Those without contracts will have their employment end on Oct. 31. “We are providing a number of employee support programs to those...
Tags: Sports, San Francisco, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, CBS SF, Coronavirus


Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw will start NLCS Game 4 against Braves

Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw watches from the dugout during Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday in Arlington, Texas. After being scratched from his Game 2 start with back spasms, he is expected to start Game 4 on Thursday against the Braves. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw works out before Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday in Arlington, Texas. After being scratched from his Game 2 start with b...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Will Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, NL, The Lakers, ARLINGTON Texas


Ron Perranoski, former Dodgers star reliever and coach, dies at 84

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers have lost another postseason hero from the franchise’s past. Former reliever and pitching coach Ron Perranoski died Friday night at his home in Vero Beach. Perranoski, 84, is the third former Dodger to die in the past week, joining Jay Johnstone and Lou Johnson. One of the best relief pitchers in the franchise’s history, Perranoski was a bullpen ace for the Dodgers’ World Series teams in 1963, 1965 and 1966. Signed by the Chicago Cubs out of Michigan State, Perranoski s...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Obituaries, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Michigan, Giants, Los-angeles-dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, Afp, NL, Cardinals, National League


Jay Johnstone, former Dodgers and Angels outfielder and popular prankster, dies at 74

LOS ANGELES — Jay Johnstone, who won World Series championships as a versatile outfielder with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers while being baseball’s merry prankster, has died. He was 74. Johnstone, who grew up in West Covina, died Saturday, Sept. 26 of complications from COVID-19 and also had suffered from dementia in recent years, according to his daughter Mary Jayne Sarah Johnstone. He died at a nursing home in Granada Hills, she said Monday. “COVID was the one thing he couldn’t ...
Tags: California, Angels, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia, Oakland, Reggie Jackson, Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies


Dodgers draw Milwaukee Brewers in best-of-three wild card round

The Dodgers were delayed in the middle of a game this season when a drone was spotted flying over the field. Saturday, another game was interrupted by a power outage. Sunday, you could hear the unmistakable sound of a beeping truck driving in reverse from 2,000 miles away. It was the sound of the Milwaukee Brewers backing into the playoffs. The Brewers needed to beat the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday to finish the regular season with a .500 record. They lost 5-2 to wrap up a 29-31 season, good f...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Mariners, St Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, Brewers, National League, Dodgers


Dodgers tap Walker Buehler for Game 1 against Milwaukee Brewers

LOS ANGELES – Walker Buehler will start Game 1 of the National League wild card series Wednesday for the Dodgers. Clayton Kershaw will start Game 2. By handing the opening assignment to Buehler, Manager Dave Roberts resolved the most immediate question about the Dodgers’ postseason plans Sunday. Buehler missed three starts down the stretch with a blister on his right index finger. He returned Wednesday to pitch four shutout innings against the A’s, and afterward declared himself fit for the post...
Tags: Milwaukee, Angels, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, St Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, Brewers, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts


Giants Lose To Padres, Miss Playoffs On Season’s Final Day

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants had their postseason hopes dashed on the final day of the regular season, losing 5-4 to the playoff-bound San Diego Padres on Sunday. San Francisco finished 29-31 under first-year manager Gabe Kapler, beginning the day tied with Milwaukee for the final NL playoff spot. The Brewers hold the tiebreaker, which meant the Giants needed to win and have Milwaukee lose at St. Louis — the Brewers did their part but the Giants couldn’t. Now, the Giants’ drough...
Tags: Washington, Milwaukee, Sports, San Francisco, Ap, San Diego, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, St Louis, Giants, San Diego Padres, Rockies, Slater, NL, Brewers


Giants Need Win, Help To Reach Playoffs After Loss To Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his 17th home run and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 6-2 on Saturday night, leaving the Giants in need of help to make the playoffs. San Francisco fell to 29-30 and is tied with Milwaukee for the final NL playoff spot. The Brewers hold the tiebreaker, which means the Giants need to beat San Diego on Sunday and Milwaukee needs to lose to St. Louis for San Francisco to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2016. Tommy Pham and Mitch Morela...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, San Francisco, Ap, San Diego, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, St Louis, Giants, San Diego Padres, NL, Brewers, Pence, Padres, Davies


SF Giants Fan-Favorite Hunter Pence Announces Retirement After 14 Years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — Four-time All-Star outfielder and San Francisco Giants fan-favorite Hunter Pence announced his retirement Saturday following 14 major league seasons. The 37-year-old Pence wrote on his Twitter page: “Nothing can really prepare you for this part of your career when you have to say: I am retiring from baseball. Forever thankful and Gr8ful.” Nothing can really prepare you for this part of your career when you have to say: I am retiring from baseball. Forever thankful and...
Tags: Texas, Sports, San Francisco, Rangers, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, SF Giants, Giants, Dominican Republic, Phillies, Pence, Hunter Pence, Gabe Kapler, Hunter He, Houston Philadelphia San Francisco


Padres Optimistic On Lamet’s Injury, Split DH With Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The San Diego Padres are still very much counting on a healthy Dinelson Lamet making his playoff start next week. The big right-hander gave them a scare when he reported biceps tightness and made an early exit Friday night – but, for now, Lamet will throw in a couple of days with expectations of pitching Wednesday at Petco Park in San Diego’s first postseason berth in 14 years. “Everybody is pretty optimistic right now,” manager Jayce Tingler said. Trent Grisham hit a game-e...
Tags: Minnesota, Milwaukee, Angels, Sports, San Francisco, San Diego, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Marlins, Cleveland, Giants, San Diego Padres, Flores, Cincinnati, Cardinals


Giants Power Past Padres For Key Win In Doubleheader Game 1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Diego pitcher Chris Paddack expected the San Francisco Giants to swing for the fences with their playoff hopes at stake. That’s exactly what happened. Wilmer Flores hit a go-ahead homer in the fourth, Mike Yastrzemski returned from an injury to splash a two-run shot into McCovey Cove the same inning and the Giants beat the Padres 5-4 in the first game of a doubleheader Friday for a key victory in a crowded NL playoff race. “A hungry team that’s trying to continue to make...
Tags: Colorado, Milwaukee, Angels, Sports, San Francisco, Ap, San Diego, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Cleveland, Giants, Cincinnati, NL, Cardinals, National League


Giants Lose 5-4 To Rockies, Miss Chance In NL Wild-Card Race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Raimel Tapia hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, and the Colorado Rockies rallied to keep contending San Francisco from gaining ground in the NL wild-card race by beating the Giants 5-4 on Thursday. Jairo Díaz earned his fourth save by getting Austin Slater to ground into a game-ending double play. Several cheering Rockies jumped over the dugout rail celebrating. The Giants (28-28), winners of three of their last five, dropped behind idle Cincinnati for the firs...
Tags: Minnesota, Colorado, Sports, San Francisco, Arizona, San Diego, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Oakland, Giants, Reds, Colorado Rockies, Rockies, Cincinnati, NL


Giants Beat Rockies 7-2 To Take Lead In NL Wild-Card Race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Mauricio Dubón hit a three-run homer off reliever Yency Almonte in the fifth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Wednesday night to move barely in front in a crowded NL wild-card race. Evan Longoria also went deep for San Francisco. Brandon Belt added three hits and walked twice. Logan Webb (3-4) allowed two runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings to win in his first career appearance as a reliever. The Giants (28-27) have won three of four and ...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Sacramento, San Francisco, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia, Baseball, Giants, Reds, Black, Colorado Rockies, Rockies, Cincinnati, Ac, NL


Dickerson’s Pinch-Hit Homer Helps Keep Giants In Playoff Mix

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The San Francisco Giants got some timely swings off the bench to stay right in the playoff race. Pinch-hitter Alex Dickerson connected for a go-ahead homer in the seventh and Austin Slater also went deep, helping the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Tuesday night. Dickerson hit his first pinch-hit homer since exactly four years earlier on Sept. 22, 2016, with San Diego against the Giants at Petco Park. It was his 10th homer that season, and his 10th this year. It has ...
Tags: Texas, Colorado, Washington, Milwaukee, Sports, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Arizona, San Diego, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia, Baseball, Giants, Levi


Pillar, Márquez Help Rockies Hand Giants Costly Loss, 7-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Kevin Pillar homered against his former team and German Márquez pitched six strong innings to snap a five-game losing streak as the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Monday night. In the opener of an eight-game road trip to end the season, the Rockies knocked around Johnny Cueto for seven earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. The Giants (26-27) trail the Philadelphia Phillies by a half-game for the final playoff spot in the National League. The Rockies (24-29) ar...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, Sacramento, San Francisco, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Giants, Levi, Philadelphia Phillies, Colorado Rockies, Rockies, Ac, Jennifer, Padres, Johnny Cueto


After Pair Of Shutouts, Giants Respond To Rout Playoff-Bound A’s 14-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam, Chadwick Tromp and Darin Ruf added two-run homers, and the San Francisco Giants prevented the Oakland Athletics from clinching the AL West title at home with a 14-2 victory Sunday. The Giants earned their first win in six tries during this year’s Bay Bridge Series and go into the season’s final week chasing a playoff spot. “Look, we seem to be a team that responds pretty well,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “Of course we wanted to clinch t...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, San Francisco, Ap, San Diego, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, San Jose, Baseball, Houston, Oakland, Seattle, Giants, Mariners, Anderson


Lamb Homers, A’s Move Closer To AL West Title With Win Over Giants

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer once Oakland finally got to San Francisco’s bullpen, and the playoff-bound Athletics beat the Giants by the same 6-0 score for a second straight game Saturday. Lefty starter Jesús Luzardo (3-2) gave up five hits over six innings, striking out seven without a walk. He ended a four-start winless stretch. The A’s clinched their third straight postseason berth with a 6-0 win Friday night and were closing in on the club’s first AL West crown since ...
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A’s Clinch Playoff Berth With Win Over Giants, Mariners loss

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An AL West title will mean so much more than simply clinching a playoff berth given how the past two seasons have gone for the Oakland Athletics. Then, the A’s might let loose and celebrate a little. But not just yet. They secured a third straight playoff berth with Seattle’s loss to San Diego and a 6-0 win against the San Francisco Giants on Friday night, highlighted by Matt Olson’s three-run homer. “Clinching the playoffs is the goal every single year. Exciting, but winn...
Tags: Texas, Sports, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Arizona, San Diego, Rangers, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, San Jose, Baseball, Houston, West Coast, Oakland


Jaime Barria’s strong outing, plus another Albert Pujols HR milestone, lead Angels to victory

Albert Pujols #5 is congratulated by Justin Upton #10 and Max Stassi #33 of the Los Angeles Angels after hitting career home run No. 661 passing Hall of Famer and San Francisco Giants legend Willie Mays and sole possession session of fifth place on baseballs all-time home run list in the fifth inning of the game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 18, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) Eli White #76 of the Texas Rangers looks ...
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Giants Beat Mariners 6-4 In Road Game Playing At Home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wilmer Flores hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh inning of the Giants’ 6-4 win Thursday that sent the Mariners their second home defeat played in San Francisco’s ballpark because of dangerous air quality in Seattle. The series was moved to the Bay Area from Seattle because of smoke from West Coast wildfires. The nomadic Mariners headed to San Diego for three more “home” games at Petco Park. Darin Ruf homered in the second inning to back Giants starter Tyler Anders...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, San Diego, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Athletics, West Coast, Oakland, Seattle, Giants, Mariners, Anderson, Bay Area


Visitors At Home, Giants Hit 3 HRs And Beat Mariners 9-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford and Evan Longoria homered for San Francisco, and the visiting Giants playing at home beat the Seattle Mariners 9-3 on Wednesday night in a game moved to the Bay Area because of smoky, dangerous air in Western Washington. Donovan Solano and Mauricio Dubon hit early RBI singles as the Giants backed Drew Smyly (1-0) and snapped a three-game losing streak with a “road” victory at Oracle Park. One encouraging development: A familiar mist hovered ove...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, West Coast, Seattle, Giants, Reds, Tacoma, Mariners, Seattle Mariners, Bay Area


2 Giants-Seattle Games Off Due To Smoky Skies, Moved To SF

SEATTLE (AP) — The two-game series between the San Francisco Giants and Mariners in Seattle that was scheduled to start Tuesday night was postponed because of poor air quality caused by the West Coast wildfires. The teams will now play Wednesday and Thursday at Oracle Park in San Francisco, with game times to be determined. The announcement came as forecasters called for smoke to reach very unhealthy levels in Western Washington through at least Thursday. Both teams had a scheduled day off Thurs...
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