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Relaxed Angels beat Texas, 8-5, but playoff roster decisions loom
Relaxed Angels beat Texas, 8-5, but playoff roster decisions loom

The Angels couldn't ask for much more in September, and they know it. Before an 8-5 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday, the players lounged in the clubhouse and luxuriated in the position they have put themselves in. Instead of worrying about a pennant race, they could discuss the college football games or gather around Mike Trout to watch him play a video game. The team owns the West, the best record in baseball and a 21/2-game lead over Baltimore for home-field advantage in the playoffs. And, for now, they get to keep a 40-man roster. If only they could keep that luxury into October. On Saturday, Jered Weaver turned in another ace-like outing, throwing seven innings,...

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