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Angels keep calm and carry on, despite injuries and slumps
Angels keep calm and carry on, despite injuries and slumps

PHILADELPHIA — Three of the Angels' nine regulars — Josh Hamilton, Kole Calhoun and David Freese — remain on the disabled list, and two of their top hitters, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, are mired in slumps. Leading off Wednesday was Efren Navarro, a seven-year minor leaguer with 23 big-league at-bats. Batting cleanup was Raul Ibanez, a 41-year-old with a .139 average and 32 strikeouts. Two infielders, Grant Green and Luis Jimenez, opened the season at triple-A. Howie Kendrick, their best hitter who had played every inning of the first 38 games, got the day off. A daunting task for the Angels? Hardly. They shrugged and carried on, as if none of it mattered,...

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