Rick Porcello

Luis Valbuena drives Angels past Red Sox 3-2

Luis Valbuena drives Angels past Red Sox 3-2

Like patterns? Crochet a quilt, go study butterflies.

Just stay away from the Angels, who resist near all classification. They win some, they lose some. They cling to the .500 mark like a life preserver. Devoid of a great winning or losing streak.

Which, after Sunday’s 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox, leaves them … where exactly?

Not buried and out of the race, not taking command of their playoff position. There are 49-51, 2½ games back of the final American League wild-card spot with all things somehow still possible.

The July 31 non-waiver trading deadline quickly approaches and the Angels have no obvious directive whether they need to be buyers or...

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