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BASEBALL / DAILY REPORT : ANGELS : Rodgers Says Lachemann Will Be Back

Pitching coach Marcel Lachemann has accepted Manager Buck Rodgers’ invitation to return next season. However, the status of the other coaches won’t be determined until after the season.

“The only one I was prepared to announce was Lach, and that was because of the rumors that I was bringing in my pitching coach from Montreal,” Rodgers said, referring to Larry Bearnarth’s resignation from the Expos. “That was important. The others I’d rather announce all at once, and I won’t do that until I’ve made up my mind. I want to see what happens with other clubs.”

Bryan Harvey said overwork wasn’t to blame for his blown save in the ninth inning of the Angels’ 12-inning, 11-9 loss to Texas Wednesday night. In his fourth appearance in five nights, Harvey gave up three runs in two-thirds of an inning. “I felt good. They just hit everything I threw up there,” said Harvey, who has 38 saves in 42 chances.

The Angels tied the game in the bottom of the ninth but lost in the 12th on Rafael Palmeiro’s two-out, two-run double off Jeff Robinson. The 4-hour 32-minute game was the Angels’ longest this season. . . . Scott Lewis, who gave up five runs in three-plus innings, will get at least one more start.

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Hitting instructor Deron Johnson received the annual Good Guy award from the L.A.-Anaheim chapter of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America.


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