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MONDAY ANGELS ROUNDUP: Angels Stadium Shooting Update, Angels/Rangers Preview

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Up next for Angels: Monday at Texas - Los Angeles Times
Sean O'Sullivan vs. Vicente Padilla

Angels-Rangers Preview - FOX Sports on MSN
After the Los Angeles Angels were swept at Rangers Ballpark last month, the two-time defending AL West champions said it was too early for any statements in the division race. Perhaps the Angels are making theirs now.

Rangers, Angels banging heads in AL West -
In the American League, it could come down to how well the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers do against each other. Those teams open a three-game series at Texas on Monday.

Arizona finds no relief from Angels' bullpen - Los Angeles Times
"We haven't won these games because we're playing NL clubs," Manager Mike Scioscia said, refusing to acknowledge that his team's surge to the top of the American League West coincided with the bulk of the interleague schedule. "We've won because we're playing better baseball."

Man who was shot by officer at stadium is out on bail -
One of two brothers who was shot and injured by an off-duty Anaheim police officer posted bail shortly after being booked in connection with the confrontation in the Angel Stadium parking lot, police said.

Slideshow - Carlos Velazquez and his brother Jose were shot by an off-duty Anaheim police officer outside Angel stadium Wednesday night.

Santana solid in rehab start -
The Angels right-hander retired 10 of the 13 batters he faced in an Arizona Summer League game Sunday night, striking out seven before leaving after throwing 45 pitches.

Carter's MLB Power Rankings: June 28 - Bleacher Report
Out of the top five teams in the majors, (Dodgers, Red Sox, Yankees, Angels, Tigers), the Angels are the hottest team, no doubt.

Angels are rolling right into contention - FOX Sports on MSN
Turn out the lights. The AL West party is over. The bully is back. Check out those standings.

Look Ahead: Vote Hunter this election season - Baseball
Somehow, in the last voting totals released by major league baseball, he was only fourth among AL outfielders, behind Jason Bay, Ichiro Suzuki and Josh Hamilton. Hunter deserves better.

Ibanez a hit, Bradley a flop, Abreu not rated? - Angels blog -
Heyman must’ve been wearing his Captain Obvious hat while compiling that list (Milton Bradley worst? Really?), but somehow the Angels’ Bobby Abreu missed landing in either category

The 10 worst lineups ever no-hit -- The Hardball Times
2. Bill Stoneman vs. the New York Mets, October 2, 1972. Remember how the 1981 Jays had the worst batting average of any team in the last 37 years? Well, the 1972 Mets were the team from 37 years ago with an even worse batting average: .225.

Cal League slugfest: Lake Elsinore, High Desert combine for 51 runs -
The Lake Elsinore Storm and High Desert Mavericks combined for 51 runs and 57 hits in a California League game Sunday, won 33-18 by the Storm.

Love is a wonderful thing...especially when its covered in sugary sweet goo of 70's pop: