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Angels' Garrett Richards has torn knee tendon, will miss pennant drive
Angels' Garrett Richards has torn knee tendon, will miss pennant drive

Garrett Richards suffered a torn patellar tendon in his left knee and will undergo surgery Friday, a procedure that will sideline the Angels right-hander for six to nine months and could deal a severe blow to the team's pennant hopes. If the Angels let it. "Look, we can go in one of two directions," catcher Chris Iannetta said before Thursday night's 2-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox, which sealed the Angels' first four-game sweep in Fenway Park since 1962. "We can absorb the loss [of Richards] and play as hard as we can, though everyone else needs to step up some more. "Or we could say, 'Hey, you know what? Spring training starts in five or...

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