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Rays interrupt Angels' easy stroll in the park

Rays interrupt Angels' easy stroll in the park

The American League East this season is widely regarded as mediocre at best, awful at worst. So there is one statistic that must be particularly troubling to the Angels, as they try to climb the standings in the AL West. There is one team in the AL West with a losing record against the AL East. That team would be the Angels. With their 6-5, 10-inning loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, the Angels fell to 6-7 against the AL East. The Houston Astros, leaders of the AL West, are 8-2 against the AL East. It's a handful of games so far, not a trend. But the Angels leave Thursday for a six-game trip against AL East opponents — a three-game weekend series at Yankee Stadium,...

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