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Angels starter Hector Santiago unable to shine

Angels starter Hector Santiago unable to shine

This should be Hector Santiago’s time to shine. With ace Garrett Richards among a quartet of injured Angels starting pitchers, the team could use a veteran leader, an arm that could reliably last into the seventh inning and relieve the burden on a weary bullpen.

On Wednesday, for the second consecutive start, Santiago failed to last even three innings. He was ejected in his previous start, yanked in this one.

Santiago’s performance Wednesday was particularly discouraging, since the Angels handed him a 4-1 lead.

“That’s just not a good effort from Hector,” Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said. “He really struggled with...