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Howie Kendrick's hit sparks rally as Angels defeat Phillies, 4-3
Howie Kendrick's hit sparks rally as Angels defeat Phillies, 4-3

There are plenty of baseball slang terms for the hit that pushed the Angels toward a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night at Angel Stadium, none of them very manly or flattering — dying quail, jam shot, blooper, lawn dart, duck snort. The Angels don't care. Like most teams scuffling to score, they had their share of hard-hit outs over the previous 24 games, a stretch in which they averaged 3.3 runs and ranked 14th in the American League in batting and on-base percentage. In their eyes, maybe this was the baseball gods' way of evening the score. With the Angels trailing, 2-1, in the sixth inning, Albert Pujols lined a one-out double to left field...

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