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Angels' bullpen is finding consistency
Angels' bullpen is finding consistency

Mike Morin retired the side in order in the eighth inning, and Joe Smith threw a one-two-three ninth for his 14th save Saturday night, the Angels rolling to a 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers that gave them 18 wins in 22 games. The Angels could get used to this. Not just the winning, but the lock-down efforts of a bullpen that two months ago was viewed as the team's most glaring weakness but is emerging as a strength, the group pitching to a 1.68 earned-run average and holding opponents to a .188 mark in the last 19 games. "We're filling up the strike zone, getting ahead of guys, and we're feeling better as a whole," said Smith, who has thrown nine straight hitless innings. "It's a...

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