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Angels remove Andrew Heaney and win slips away at Cleveland

Angels remove Andrew Heaney and win slips away at Cleveland

Angels Manager Mike Scioscia gave his critics plenty of ammunition Friday night, pulling starter Andrew Heaney after six scoreless innings, only to have rookie reliever Trevor Gott give up three seventh-inning runs in a 3-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Upon further review, the move was not overly ripe for second-guessing. Heaney, 24, had never thrown more than 100 pitches in a big league game, and all 88 of the pitches he threw Friday night came with no score or a 1-0 lead, as the struggling Angels' offense gave him no margin for error. Heaney gave up a one-out double in the second inning and leadoff doubles in the fourth and sixth, yet wriggled out of...

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