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Garrett Richards has great outing in Angels' 3-0 win over Texas
Garrett Richards has great outing in Angels' 3-0 win over Texas

KEY MOMENT: Garrett Richards was snubbed in the All-Star selection process, and the right-hander said he took the mound with a chip on his shoulder. It showed — he allowed five hits in seven shutout innings, struck out eight and walked two to improve to 11-2 with a 2.55 earned-run average and 127 strikeouts. "I'll probably end up carrying that the whole year, to be honest with you," Richards said. "It might be some motivation for the whole season." AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout broke up Nick Tepesch's perfect game by crushing a low fastball 418 feet over the left-center field wall for a solo home run, his 22nd of the season, with one out in the fourth. Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton singled to...

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