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Angels' Matt Shoemaker to bypass one start because of oblique strain
Angels' Matt Shoemaker to bypass one start because of oblique strain

The Angels have thrived in the wake of season-ending injuries to pitchers Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs, moving to the brink of the American League West title despite Tuesday night's 13-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Oakland lost to Texas, reducing to two the Angels' magic number to win the division. But the road to the World Series got even steeper for the Angels on Tuesday when Matt Shoemaker was diagnosed with a mild strain of his left oblique, a rib-cage injury that will force the prized right-hander to bypass his next start and could threaten his availability for the playoffs. Asked whether he thinks he'll be ready for the postseason, Shoemaker, who is 16-4...

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