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Angels need only one hit to shut out Oakland, 2-0
Angels need only one hit to shut out Oakland, 2-0

The Angels' offense exploded in the third inning on Thursday. Their lineup, which includes four MVP awards and which scored 14 runs on the Athletics two games ago, went off for the biggest inning of the game. They recorded one hit. Normally, that is not a formula for a win, especially with a freshly called-up pitcher on the mound. But "obviously," the pitcher, Nick Tropeano, explained, "the one hit was a big one." Kole Calhoun provided the two-run homer, the margin in the Angels' 2-0 win over the Athletics. The difference, though, was Tropeano, who made his first start with the Angels and just the fifth start of his career. Even if he is unlikely to...

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