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Angels' playoff hopes continue to fade after sixth straight loss

Angels' playoff hopes continue to fade after sixth straight loss

The Major League Baseball season is a beast, a monstrosity unlike anything else in sports. For at least eight months, there is almost always a game the next day. That truth offers unceasing opportunities to avenge defeat, constant chances to spoil victory and, at the end, a particular sense of torment.

After their sixth straight loss, 6-2 to Houston on Saturday, the Angels reached the stage in their season where time appears, for once, too short. But because this is baseball, the Angels tried to comfort themselves with the time they do have left.

At the end of the day, that’s what we’ve gotta lean on,” said Justin Upton, who supplied all of the Angels’...

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