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The Angels are streaking again, just not in the right direction

The Angels are streaking again, just not in the right direction

It wasn’t long ago that the Angels were the hottest team in baseball. No, really. They had won 17 of 20 games. Four times in that span, Angels pitchers had thrown shutouts, and four times, the hitters had scored in double digits. They led the American League West by two games. Does anyone remember that? It was hard to by the third time an Angels outfielder ran to the wall and looked up, hopelessly, as another Dodgers home run left the field. The last, a walk-off two-run shot from Andre Ethier in the 10th inning, gave the Dodgers a 5-3 win. At home plate, the Dodgers ripped off Ethier’s uniform. On the mound, right-hander Drew Rucinski put his uniform over his face, and he...

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