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Angels cruise past A's, 9-4, sit alone atop AL West
Angels cruise past A's, 9-4, sit alone atop AL West

Angels Manager Mike Scioscia says he doesn't pay much attention to the standings during August. "The division lead is important after the last game of the season,"  he said. "The standings are a distraction right now. "Maybe in about two or three weeks, though, we might want to talk about it a little bit more." Maybe. But should he bother to take a peek at the leaderboard Monday, he'll see the Angels are back atop the American League West after closing a successful trip Sunday with a 9-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics. It's the first time the Angels have led the division in August since 2009. And while that may be a distraction for...

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