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Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker doubles up on August awards
Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker doubles up on August awards

Matt Shoemaker added some bling to his storybook season Wednesday, the Angels' right-hander winning American League pitcher-of-the-month and rookie-of-the-month honors for August after going 6-1 with a 1.31 earned-run average in the month. It marked just the ninth time since the rookie-of-the-month award was introduced in 2001 that a player or pitcher of the month winner garnered rookie honors in the same month. The only other Angel to do it was center fielder Mike Trout in July 2012. Shoemaker, who signed with the Angels as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Michigan in 2008 and pitched for six full minor league seasons before making his big league debut last September, will...

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