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

Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker said he had “no doubt” he’ll pitch in the American League division series after throwing a bullpen session on 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 in one game since Sept. 5 and has taken 12 injections for inflammation and pain over the last month, played long-toss, ran the bases and took batting practice for a second straight day. He closed Tuesday’s workout by hitting off Angels right-hander Drew Rucinski under the watchful eyes of General Manager Jerry Dipoto, Manager Mike Scioscia and...

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