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Jhoulys Chacin outduels Justin Verlander in Angels win

Jhoulys Chacin outduels Justin Verlander in Angels win

If at first you don’t succeed, try again. And if at second you again don’t succeed, attempt something entirely different. 

The Angels broke through a scoreless tie with Detroit on Monday only after twice trying to bunt in a run off the Tigers’ Justin Verlander. The result of the altered approach propelled them to a 5-1 victory at Angel Stadium. 

Verlander, the $220-million man, had been nearly perfect throughout the night, as had the Angels’ starter, journeyman Jhoulys Chacin, acquired at this month’s start for a pittance. The two men matched immaculate innings for half the game, until C.J. Cron led off...

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