FRIDAY ANGELS ROUNDUP: Brian Fuentes Ripped Off By Bud Selig

Ervin Santana still has some magic in his arm - Los Angeles Times
The most encouraging aspect of the Angels' 6-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday might be this: Santana dominated, without last year's fastball.

Angels roll past A's for fourth-straight victory - FOX Sports on MSN
Santana showed that he's back on track and ended a three-start losing streak, Kendry Morales hit a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Thursday night for their fourth straight win.

Team Reports - CBSSports.com
RHP Ervin Santana, with his eight-inning outing Thursday, ran his career record to 10-1 with a 1.35 ERA in 15 career appearances against the A's (including a 5-0 mark in Oakland). A's batters have hit just .190 against Santana over his 100 1/3 innings against them.

Okay, maybe we should wait until Santana pitches against a major league team before getting too excited.

All-Star experience 'sours' Angels' Brian Fuentes - Los Angeles Times
He says he was promised he would pitch the sixth inning, until he was bumped by the commissioner.

Bud Selig.  Enough said.

More Team Reports - CBSSports.com
C Mike Napoli was 3-for-4 in Thursday's victory. It was Napoli's seventh three-hit game this season. Napoli is batting .391 (25-for-64) over his past 21 games.

What's a Fair Return in a Roy Halladay Trade? - Beyond the Box Score
How do we weigh the value of Halladay versus a return package? Well, how about objectively, with a nifty trade value calculator?

Angels minor league pitcher suspended after positive steroid test - Los Angeles Times
Right-hander Renedin Mesa, 17, a native of the Dominican Republic, is pitching for the Angels' Dominican Summer League team.

His Urinator must have malfunctioned.

Three-team playoff race in each division in American League - USATODAY.com
The Angels, thanks to two rescheduled games, will play 50 games in the final 52 days of the season. They also have 10 games remaining against the Rangers, who have beaten them seven of eight times.

The Glaus Question - FanGraphs Baseball
The Cardinals have a question to answer. What in the world are they going to do with Troy Glaus? The big slugger is a week into a twenty day rehab assignment in the minors and should be cleared to play by August.

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