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Angels' timing troubles contribute to slump out of the break
Angels' timing troubles contribute to slump out of the break

The Angels are not in Texas anymore. Remember that four-game sweep of the lowly Rangers before the All-Star break, when the Angels scored 33 runs and 51 hits and went 17 for 43 (.395) with runners in scoring position? In 12 games since, including Wednesday night's 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles in Camden Yards, the Angels have hit .224 while scoring 39 runs, an average of 3.25 a game, and hitting .202 (20 for 99) with runners in scoring position. The competition has stiffened, the Angels playing their first 13 games after the break against wild-card-contending Seattle and division leaders Baltimore and Detroit, and so has the pitching. The Angels have faced the Mariners'...

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