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Angels catch A's for first in the West
Angels catch A's for first in the West

The Oakland Athletics have some company atop the American League West. Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick hit solo home runs, Matt Shoemaker allowed two runs and four hits in 5 2/3innings to earn his 11th win, and Joe Smith and Huston Street provided lockdown relief as the Angels held on for a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers in Globe Life Park on Saturday night. The Angels' fourth straight win, combined with Oakland's loss to Atlanta, moved the Angels (72-49) into a first-place tie with the A's (73-50), the first time since a 2013 season-opening win over the Cincinnati Reds — a span of 503 days — the Angels have led the division. It's the first time...

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