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Joe Smith double dips in Angels' doubleheader sweep of White Sox

Joe Smith double dips in Angels' doubleheader sweep of White Sox

Sidearm-throwing Joe Smith is not your prototypical closer, a guy “who comes in throwing 97 miles per hour with a nasty breaking ball,” as Manager Mike Scioscia said. The Angels don’t care as long as Smith continues to do what he did Tuesday night, when the right-hander got the last three outs in each game of a doubleheader sweep of the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. “We wouldn’t be talking about any kind of pennant race without Joe Smith -- he’s anchored our bullpen,” Scioscia said after 8-4 and 7-5 wins over the White Sox moved the Angels (47-35) to within 3 1/2 games of the first-place Oakland Athletics in the American League West....

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