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Balance of power returns to the resurgent Angels

Balance of power returns to the resurgent Angels

Chris Iannetta could sense the frustration of Angels fans last week after the team played three lackluster games in Houston and was swept by the Astros to fall out of first place in the American League West.

“They're fans, they're emotionally invested, they want us to be in first place, they want us to win 161 games,” the Angels catcher said. “That's not going to happen. We're going to have some good games and some bad games. We're going to ride the ups and downs. We're going to oscillate.”

And sometimes they're going to do all of the above in the same game, as they did Friday night in an 8-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles that pulled the Angels...