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ANGELS UPDATE

No one player is responsible for the Angels surge into first place, but where would they be without Olivares? He started the season in the bullpen, then replaced the injured Jack McDowell in the rotation and is now the Angels’ most effective starter. The Angels lost all four games to the Dodgers last season, the first year of interleague play. “I think players memories are real short,” Collins said. “If you’re always worrying about yesterday, you’re not getting yourself prepared for tomorrow.” Collins is in favor of interleague play, but would prefer it was limited to regional rivalries. He pointed out that Texas and Houston do not play each other. “Interleague play is nothing more than us playing the Dodgers,” Collins said.

TONIGHT’S PITCHERS

ISMAEL VALDES

(5-8, 4.59)

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vs.

OMAR OLIVARES

(5-2, 2.79)


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