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AL Contenders Strength of Schedule

Saw this on ESPN.com's Buster Olney blog today.  

He broke down the strength of schedule for the reminder of the year for the main 9 "contenders" in the American League.

I'm not sure if this means anything tangible or not, but... Of the nine teams he mentioned, the Angels have the toughest schedule, including a very difficult 22 game stretch.  Of course the Red Sox and Yankees have the easiest two schedules.  

Los Angeles Angels
Home games: 39 of 74
Games against teams .500 or better: 43
Biggest hurdle: From July 20 to Aug. 12, the Angels will see nothing but contenders -- 22 straight games against Minnesota, Oakland, Detroit, Seattle and Boston.
Big Finish: Six road games, with three in Texas and three in Oakland.

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