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Matt Shoemaker's win attempts continue to be thwarted by Angels

Matt Shoemaker's win attempts continue to be thwarted by Angels

Perhaps there is nothing else Matt Shoemaker can do. Perhaps his fate is predestined.

Because, for the sixth time this month Monday night at Angel Stadium, the Angels right-hander turned in a dominant performance, and for the sixth time this month, he left the ballpark without a win.

He shut the Houston Astros down for six scoreless innings, and then the Angels bullpen blew a two-run lead. The Angels lost, 4-2, wasting a great performance from Shoemaker and an even better one from Mike Trout, who connected on his third consecutive three-hit game.

“Our team has to be more than Mike,” Angels Manager Mike Scioscia...

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