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Garrett Richards makes his return as Angels lose to Astros, 4-3
Garrett Richards makes his return as Angels lose to Astros, 4-3

Garrett Richards was good but not great Sunday in his long-awaited return from left-knee surgery. The hard-throwing right-hander gave the Angels plenty of reason for encouragement while showing obvious signs of rust in a 4-3 loss to the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Sunday. Richards allowed four runs — three earned — and five hits, three of them infield singles, in five innings, struck out four and walked four. His fastball sat in the 94-95-mph range, and he showed a sharp-breaking slider. But he struggled with his command and efficiency. Of his 100 pitches, 60 were strikes. The great news for the Angels: Richards looked physically sound, and he even shared a...

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