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Tyler Skaggs' effort in Angels' loss isn't pretty, but it's progress
Tyler Skaggs' effort in Angels' loss isn't pretty, but it's progress

Tyler Skaggs seemed to pitch two different games in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners, a seven-inning start that was a microcosm of a month in which the Angels' 22-year-old left-hander has alternated between brilliance and turbulence. Skaggs needed 49 pitches to get through the first two innings, in which he gave up five runs — two earned — and six hits and allowed three stolen bases, as many as he had yielded in his first 58 2/3 innings this season. Skaggs needed 49 pitches to get through the next five innings, in which he allowed no runs, one hit and struck out five, giving the Angels a chance to mount a comeback — which Mariners right-hander Chris...

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