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Raul Ibanez's big home run not enough to lift Angels to victory
Raul Ibanez's big home run not enough to lift Angels to victory

Sports is a star-driven business. In this town, baseball is about Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, about Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig. But no team wins on star power alone. The supporting cast is critical. For the everyman in baseball, for the men that round out a lineup and a pitching staff, the celebrations and milestones are rare. On Saturday, the Angels were treated to one of those special moments. BOX SCORE: Mets 7, Angels 6 (13 inns.) Raul Ibanez reached 2,000 career hits. He hit the milestone in the most dramatic of fashions. With the Angels down by three runs and down to their last out, Ibanez hit a home run off New York Mets closer Jose Valverde. The three-run,...

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