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Angels rookie Matt Shoemaker is something of a savior as they win, 8-2
Angels rookie Matt Shoemaker is something of a savior as they win, 8-2

It will be almost impossible for Matt Shoemaker to pry the American League rookie-of-the-year award from the meaty mitts of Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, who is hitting .308 with 33 homers and a league-leading 94 runs batted in. But the Angels right-hander with the thick, black beard and disappearing split-fingered fastball has clearly thrust himself into the conversation with a body of work that seems to grow more impressive by the week. Shoemaker, backed by a robust, 16-hit attack, allowed two hits and struck out six in seven shutout innings Tuesday night to lead an 8-2 victory over the Miami Marlins that moved the Angels (78-53) into first place in the AL West, a game ahead of...

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