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Angels' Matt Shoemaker, Josh Hamilton good to go for playoffs
Angels' Matt Shoemaker, Josh Hamilton good to go for playoffs

Right-hander Matt Shoemaker said he had “no doubt” he’ll pitch in the American League division series after throwing another bullpen session Tuesday, and left fielder Josh Hamilton cleared what appeared to be a final hurdle in his return from rib-cage and chest injuries by facing live pitching. Hamilton, who has played once since Sept. 5, threw, ran the bases and took batting practice before closing the workout by hitting against Angels right-hander Drew Rucinski. “He was swinging freely,” hitting coach Don Baylor said. “It went pretty well. In the beginning, he was a little tentative facing live pitching, which can happen when you haven’t played...

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