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MONDAY ANGELS ROUNDUP: Roy Halladay Deal Almost Done, Streak Ends At Eight

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Up next for Angels: Monday vs. Cleveland - Los Angeles Times
Joe Saunders vs. Carl Pavano

Twins rookie Swarzak ends Angels' 8-game streak - Baseball
Nobody had been able to stop the Angels' formidable offense all week until Los Angeles ran into an unassuming rookie right-hander making his eighth career start for Minnesota.

Indians-Angels Preview - FOX Sports on MSN
"I wouldn't worry about it," catcher Mike Napoli told the Angels' official Web site. "We got one run in Oakland the other day and came back with 10 the next game." The Angels are second in the majors in runs with 533 while Cleveland (41-58) owns the worst ERA in baseball at 5.21.

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

Abreu, Angels welcome Tribe -
The Angels and Indians will share greetings for the first time this season, finally getting together with the American League West-leading Halos 97 games into their schedule.

Team Reports -
OF Torii Hunter (adductor strain) said he would like to return from the DL possibly as early as next weekend when the Angels play in Minnesota. "That's a little aggressive," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. Hunter is ahead of Vladimir Guerrero (strained muscle behind his left knee) in his recovery. But both are likely to miss another one to three weeks.

Hall of Fame Inductions : Photo Gallery
Some photos from yesterday's Hall of Fame induction ceremony.


Jays GM calls chances of Halladay deal 'very slim' - FOX Sports on MSN
Two days away from his deadline for trading ace right-hander Roy Halladay, Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi told on Sunday night that the chances of a deal remain "very slim."

Angels are seeking the right kind of trade - Los Angeles Times
How much is too much? That's a question Angels management could grapple with in the final days before the non-waiver trading deadline as it attempts to add a pitcher.

Look Ahead: Halladay sweepstakes anything but a deal - Baseball
"Obviously, if people have interest in Roy Halladay, they'd better realize there's a steep price that's going to come with it," Ricciardi said then.

What if playoffs started tomorrow? | Angels Unplugged - Los Angeles Times
Pretend the playoffs were starting tomorrow. OK, Mssrs. Scioscia and Reagins, how would you feel about the state of your starting rotation? They'd never answer that question right now, of course, but here is a hint: They would be feeling something between very nervous and completely panicked.

July 27 - BR Bullpen
Events, births and deaths that occurred on July 27.
1982 - Against California, Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 95th base but gets caught stealing three times in an 8-7, 13 inning California win. Not since 1916 has an American Leaguer been thrown out three times in a game. Rickey will be thrown out 42 times this year, breaking the mark of 38 caught steals set by Ty Cobb in 1915. Bob Boone, who is behind the plate, homers for the Angels. Reggie Jackson and Brian Downing homer and Jackson adds two doubles.