Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/15/14
The Los Angeles Angels now have two low points to define their slide out of contention in August. On August 1, they blew ninth- and 10th-inning leads at Rangers Ballpark, coming within two outs of cutting the Texas Rangers' lead in the AL West to two games only to collapse. They lost nine of 12 games starting with that crushing defeat. A series win over the Indians made it seem like they might be getting their feet back under them. Then the Tampa Bay Rays came to town.The Angels have struggled with the Rays this season and lost the first two games of the four-game series. But they took an 8-0 lead in the third inning on Saturday -- only to blow all of it and lose 10-8. The Rays completed their first-ever four-game sweep of the Angels Sunday, outscoring the Angels 37-14 in the series while setting a franchise record for runs scored in a four-game series. Saturday's loss -- matching the largest blown lead in Angels history -- led to the second team meeting in less than a week. T...
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