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Los Angeles Angels Still in AL West Race Despite Early-Season Pitfalls

Published by on May 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

What a difference a year makes in the American League West.

Last year at this time, the Angels were tied with the surprising Oakland A's atop the division (despite a complete lack of offense), and would find themselves out of first place just two more days en route to the franchise's first 100-win campaign.

Fast forward a year and the team finds itself in a very unfamiliar position. Though they are just three games back of their 39-game record in 2008, the Halos find themselves looking up at none other than the Texas Rangers.

Texas had its lead in the West shaved to four games with the Angels' 10-6 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday, but the differences between this season and last are telling.
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