Originally written June 11, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
The Los Angeles Angels are currently on a 14-4 run, resulting in them picking up five games in the AL West (in just three weeks!) and putting them within spitting distance of the Texas Rangers at the top of the division. Their southern California counterparts, the Los Angeles Dodgers, haven't had to make up ground. They've been in first place all year, and possess the best record in baseball with a 39-22 mark. But despite the Dodgers sizzling start to the season, the Angels seem to possess the advantage right now, with Dodgers superstar outfielder Matt Kemp out with a strained hamstring. One other break that the Angels will get in this series; they get the back-end of the Dodgers rotation. The Halos won't have to face reigning NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw or the remarkably consistent Chad Billingsley. Instead, the Angels get a pair of veterans (Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang) and rookie Nate Eovaldi, who has just 53 1/3 career innings under his belt. The Ange...
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