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Rain denies Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker a complete game but not win
Rain denies Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker a complete game but not win

Matt Shoemaker was robbed of a chance to pitch his first complete game in the big leagues Tuesday night, but it was Mother Nature, not Manager Mike Scioscia, who gave the Angels right-hander the hook. Shoemaker threw 94 pitches over eight innings, giving up two runs and five hits while striking out a career-high 10 in an eventual 9-3 win over the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. But just as Shoemaker took the mound to warm up for the ninth inning, it began pouring, and the tarp was rolled onto the infield. Though it was just an 11-minute rain delay, Scioscia replaced Shoemaker with reliever Ernesto Frieri. “Matt hasn’t gotten over that 100-pitch mark very...

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