Posted September 08, 2013 on AP on Fox
The only incentive left for the Los Angeles Angels is to have a strong finish to another underachieving season and make things difficult for opponents who are still in contention for a postseason berth. Garrett Richards pitched seven effective innings, and the Angels parlayed three errors and another mammoth home run by Mark Trumbo into five early runs against Derek Holland to beat the Texas Rangers 8-3 Saturday night. ''They're a good team over there, but we're playing good ball right now and every day is a new opportunity to get another W, get some momentum for next year and knock some teams out,'' Angels center fielder Mike Trout said. ''If we were playing this kind of ball in April, it would have been a different story now and down the road. But it's been one of those years. If you look at our lineup now compared to April, it's two different teams. Guys have come up from the minors and are getting an opportunity to play. We're playing together, pitching great and having some ...
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