ANAHEIM, Calif. Its taken the Angels almost three months to find themselves, three months to finally play the way they hoped they would in April and May.
Its a little late, but maybe not too late to finally make an impact in the American League West race.
They are just past the halfway point in the season and still below .500, but the Angels are slowly beginning their long climb back. A 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night pushed them to within 8.5 games of first place, the closest theyve been to the division lead since May 30.
"This is the kind of ball we expected to play early on," pitcher Jered Weaver said. "Its kind of the same deal as it was last year. We started playing better ball in the second half, and now weve got a nice little win streak going. Hopefully we can take a couple of more off these guys and keep it going against Boston."
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