James Shields

Angels move further away from a playoff spot

Angels move further away from a playoff spot

The Angels’ chartered airplane touched down at Chicago Midway International Airport after 3 a.m. Monday, their “Sunday Night Baseball” victory in Houston already immaterial. The team buses reached a reserved Michigan Avenue hotel at about 4 a.m.

To compensate, the buses set off for the ballpark later than normal in the afternoon. Still, the shift in schedule lingered in the Angels’ spirits.

“I’m like a zombie right now,” Ben Revere said upon arrival at Guaranteed Rate Field. “I don’t want to move. I just want to take a nap.”

The Angels played like zombies often on a sleepy Monday.

The 92-loss Chicago White Sox topped them 4-2 and sent their playoff hopes tumbling...

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