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Angels' bullpen struggles in 2-1 loss to Indians

Angels' bullpen struggles in 2-1 loss to Indians

Wednesday’s game was played at night, Thursday’s in the early afternoon, but the identifying factors of the Angels’ losses were the same. One strike from escaping the seventh inning with a tie intact, their starting pitcher permitted the go-ahead hit.

Right-hander JC Ramirez was the culprit this time, turning in an intriguing outing marred by walks. Those supplied the difference in the Angels’ 2-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. The Angels (49-54) were swept for the first time since April, and they sank five games below .500 for the first time this year.

Their wild-card hopes appear increasingly bleak. They head for a weekend series in Toronto 5½...

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