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WEDNESDAY ANGELS ROUNDUP: Joe Saunders Looks to Bounce Back, Angels Interested in...Carl Pavano?

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Up next for Angels: Wednesday vs. Kansas City - Los Angeles Times
Joe Saunders vs. Brian Bannister

Angels-Royals Preview - FOX Sports on MSN
Angels starter Joe Saunders (8-6, 4.72 ERA) can add to the Royals' woes with an effort similar to his last start against them. He improved to 2-0 with a 0.56 ERA in two career starts versus Kansas City after pitching his only career shutout May 9 - a five-hitter for a 1-0 Los Angeles win.

NBC SPORTS & COVERS.COM: Matchups, Odds, and Injuries
Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City Royals

Saunders hopes KC can cure his woes -
Saunders makes his first start of the second half on Wednesday against Kansas City. It comes after a first half where Saunders struggled at times to find that 2008 form.

Aybar keys Angels' sweep of doubleheader - FOX Sports on MSN
The Angels have won 31 of their past 41 games against Kansas City.

Team Reports - MLB at
Since sinking to .500 (29-29) after a loss in Tampa on June 11, the Angels have the best record in baseball (25-9).

Bobby Abreu is an executive producer - Los Angeles Times
"There's no question as to how important he's been to our club," Manager Mike Scioscia said. "We're seeing first-hand how talented he is. I can't remember one give-away at-bat he's had all year. His season is as important to us as anything we can talk about as to why we've been able to keep our heads above water."

Lee is an attractive fallback option - Yahoo! Sports
The Dodgers also have interest in Lee, and the Cardinals, Angels and Brewers could be suitors. "He’s not off our radar," said a scout for one NL contender that has interest in Lee, "but Cleveland doesn’t seem that anxious to move him."

Potential Trade Deadline Bargain: Carl Pavano - FanGraphs Baseball
Yes, Carl Pavano.

It's All-Opinions day - Angels Unplugged - Los Angeles Times
Just like we all figured heading toward August, the new Angels hitting star is . . . Erick Aybar?

July 22 - BR Bullpen
Events, births and deaths that occurred on July 22.