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Five takeaways from heartbreaking Game 2 loss for the Angels
Five takeaways from heartbreaking Game 2 loss for the Angels

Eric Hosmer was looking to swing away on the first pitch, and after he connected, he leaned back and watched the ball soar. For the second night in a row, the Angles were doomed by an extra-inning home run by the Royals. They now trail 0-2 in the series. Since 1995, only four of 22 AL division series teams have come back from that hole. Here are the takeaways from Game 2, starting with the surprising fact that … 1. The Angels’ best hitters — Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Howie Kendrick and Josh Hamilton — haven’t been a factor. Hamilton, at least, has been battling injuries. But Trout has also gone 0-for-8, and Pujols and Kendrick have just one hit apiece....

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