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Rolling Angels crush Astros, 11-3
Rolling Angels crush Astros, 11-3

The Angels were in a playful mood before yet another win Friday, 11-3 against the Houston Astros, and why not? Gordon Beckham salsa danced as he took fielding practice. Children hoping for autographs threw bits of paper at a chuckling Mike Trout, who tried, and failed, to catch them all. In a pregame ceremony at Angel Stadium, Matt Shoemaker, the bearded, streaking right-hander, received the awards for American League rookie and pitcher of the month. His teammates gave him a standing ovation — wearing oversized fake beards. The Angels have now won nine in a row for the first time in a decade. The runs have come easy. In 30 games, the Angels have improved 15 games in the...

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