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FRIDAY ANGELS ROUNDUP: Angels Comeback 31st Time, Kendry Morales' Streak Ends

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Up next for Angels: Friday vs. Minnesota Twins - Los Angeles Times
John Lackey vs. Francisco Liriano

Twins-Angels Preview - FOX Sports on MSN
Thanks to a run of late rallies, the Los Angeles Angels are on the verge of matching their longest winning streak of the season.

NBC SPORTS & COVERS.COM: Matchups, Odds, and Injuries

Angels are the rally kings - Los Angeles Times
They lead majors with 31 comeback victories after scoring twice in ninth and once in 10th

Team Reports - MLB at
OF Juan Rivera underwent an MRI on Thursday that confirmed the diagnosis of a strained right hamstring and revealed nothing more serious. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he was optimistic Rivera would be back in the lineup before the end of this weekend.

Angels still pursuing an ace, even Roy Halladay - Los Angeles Times
"We're keeping all our options open," Moreno said. "If we can see a fair deal for someone we believe can help our team, we're going to compete there. We don't have any financial constraints."

Angels Back In On Halladay - MLB Daily Dish
Rumors in early July were that the Angels were preparing a "huge package" for Halladay that looked something like, pitcher Jered Weaver, a top pitching prospect such as Trevor Reckling or Jordan Walden, top hitting prospect Brandon Wood and a young big leaguer such as Erick Aybar or Howie Kendrick. No idea if that package is still on the table, but if you're curious what a Halladay package might look like, here it is. Two words, absurd and ridiculous.

Rays Want to Deal, Could Move Kazmir to Angels to Clear Room -- MLB FanHouse
One way the Rays could clear payroll would be to move lefty Scott Kazmir, whom the source said is of "some interest" to the Angels. Tampa Bay has been scouting the Los Angeles system recently.

Thanks to G Abbes and Bly-lovin for the heads up on this story.

Groundwork Being Laid for Angels, Dodgers to Get Pitchers -- MLB FanHouse
Tampa Bay has been intensively scouting the Angels' system. While the Angels need middle-relief help, there is some belief they are going after a starter, and the Rays could make Andy Sonnanstine available. Sonnanstine is 2-0 with a 3.46 ERA since being sent down to Triple-A and is scheduled to come off the DL to pitch tonight after missing time with mononucleosis.

Angels unveil 2010 All-Star Game logo | News
After 21 years, the All-Star Game is returning to Angel Stadium in 2010. The Angels, the City of Anaheim and Major League Baseball celebrated that on Thursday by unveiling the official logo of the 2010 All-Star Game, which will be played at Angel Stadium on July 13, 2010.

Angels' Abreu is doing everything right in place of injured Guerrero - LA Daily News
"We hope he's here past this year," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.

White Sox ace Buehrle throws perfect game - FOX Sports on MSN
Mark Buehrle pitched the 18th perfect game in major league history, and Chicago White Sox center fielder DeWayne Wise got the assist.

Oh, and that happened.

July 24 - BR Bullpen
Events, births and deaths that occurred on July 24.
2000 - The Angels defeat the Rangers, 6-5, in 12 innings. Angels OF Darin Erstad ties the AL mark for extra-inning game with 12 putouts by a left fielder, last tied by Rickey Henderson, in 1988.