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Made-for-TV clincher a thrill for Angels, who celebrate into the night
Made-for-TV clincher a thrill for Angels, who celebrate into the night

Circumstances prevented the Angels from partaking in the traditional dogpile around the mound in celebration of their American League West title Wednesday night, but that hardly detracted from the festivities. It was about an hour after their 5-0 victory over Seattle that the Angels, gathered around their clubhouse televisions in Super-Bowl-party-viewing fashion, watched the end of a Texas 6-1, come-from-behind victory over Oakland that clinched the Angels’ first division title since 2009. Champagne corks popped, beer cans opened and victory cigars were lighted, the clubhouse erupting into a wild party that eventually made its way onto the field, where players sprayed fans with...

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