Jay Bruce

Red-hot Indians prove too hot to handle for Angels

Red-hot Indians prove too hot to handle for Angels

This is what awaits them. If the Angels are to complete their quest and qualify for the postseason, they will have to win games like this one.

They will have to best front-line starters, bullpens brimming with hard throwers, lineups swollen with speed and power. If they can get past the Oct. 3 wild-card game, they will have to do it tense night after tense night.

On Tuesday, they failed their first test, falling 6-3 to Cleveland, the team they would likely face in the American League division series. The Angels did not play poorly. They received a solid start from talented young left-hander Tyler Skaggs, exculpatory fielding from their superb defense and one big hit. But...

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