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Preview: Athletics at Angels

The Los Angeles Angels look to rebound from coughing up a pair of leads in the late innings the last two days when they host the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday in finale of a three-game series. The Angels were up 2-1 in the ninth Monday and led 6-3 in the seventh on Tuesday before losing both to their American League West rivals, who have won eight of nine games. The Los Angeles bullpen’s ERA has dropped to 5.32 ERA through the first 14 games – near the bottom of the league.

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MLB Team Report - Arizona Diamondbacks - INSIDE PITCH PHOENIX -- General manager Kevin Towers went to lengths to dispel the notion that the Diamondbacks are keeping Archie Bradley in the minor leagues to limit his service time. They were prepared to open the season with Bradley in the rotation, Towers said, had he shown the fastball command and secondary pitches in his final two spring outings that he had in his first two.

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MLB Team Report - Arizona Diamondbacks - INSIDE PITCH PHOENIX -- General manager Kevin Towers went to lengths to dispel the notion that the Diamondbacks are keeping Archie Bradley in the minor leagues to limit his service time. They were prepared to open the season with Bradley in the rotation, Towers said, had he shown the fastball command and secondary pitches in his final two spring outings that he had in his first two.

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CF A.J. Pollock got an infield single after manager Kirk Gibson won his challenge of a bang-bang play at first base in the fifth inning. Pollock was ruled out, but video replay showed Pollock clearly beat the throw. "When you are playing, it feels like you are safe by a mile, but then when you look at the replay, it's tough," Pollock said. "I understand how hard it is for the umpires."

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RHP Will Harris was optioned to Triple-A Reno when the Diamondbacks purchased the contract of RHP Mike Bolsinger from Reno on Monday. Harris, who opened the season as the principal setup man after RHP David Hernandez was lost to season-ending elbow surgery, went 0-1 with a 9.72 ERA in seven appearance covering 8 1/3 innings. Harris was 4-1 with a 2.91 ERA in 61 appearances in 2013, his first extended stay in the majors.

Preview: Dodgers at Giants

Adrian Gonzalez looks to continue his torrid start Tuesday when the Los Angeles Dodgers begin a three-game series against the host San Francisco Giants, who won two of three in Los Angeles earlier this month. Gonzalez has homered in four straight games, and has an extra-base hit in eight consecutive contests while hitting .351 during a nine-game hitting streak. “Man, he’s smoking the ball,” teammate Matt Kemp told reporters. “He’s probably the best hitter in the league right now.”

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MLB Team Report - Arizona Diamondbacks - INSIDE PITCH PHOENIX -- Rookie right-hander Mike Bolsinger called his arrival in the major leagues a dream come true. The Arizona Diamondbacks just hope Bolsinger can help them past the nightmare than has been the first three weeks.

Preview: Athletics at Angels

The Los Angeles Angels are coming off their most productive offensive outing of the campaign and will try to keep it going on Monday against the visiting Oakland Athletics, a club that excels in keeping runs off the scoreboard. Oakland has held its opponent to three or fewer runs in nine of 12 games and hasn’t allowed a run in 17 innings entering the opener of the three-game set. The Angels hit four homers among 17 hits in Sunday’s 14-2 trouncing of the New York Mets.

Preview: Rockies at Padres

The San Diego Padres have bounced back nicely from a 2-6 start with three wins in their last four games, and the starting rotation deserves much of the credit. San Diego’s starters have allowed two runs or fewer in seven of their last eight contests, with Tyson Ross throwing seven strong innings in Sunday’s 5-1 win over Detroit.

Preview: Mariners at Rangers

Colby Lewis makes his first major-league appearance in nearly 21 months when the Texas Rangers open a four-game home series against the Seattle Mariners on Monday. Lewis suffered a torn flexor tendon in his pitching elbow on July 28, 2012 and then underwent hip surgery last August. “He’s the grandfather of our pitching staff,” Rangers manager Ron Washington told reporters. “He’s the leader. It’s nice to have him back, competing and getting results. We know what he is capable of doing.”
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