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WEDNESDAY ANGELS ROUNDUP: Joe Saunders Is Back, Shane Loux Is Gone

Up next for Angels: Wednesday vs. Detroit --
Joe Saunders vs. Edwin Jackson

Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - FOX Sports on MSN
Curtis Granderson and Placido Polanco hit back-to-back triples in the seventh inning, with Polanco driving in the go-ahead run.

Lackey doesn't have it in seventh inning as Angels lose --
The talk shows and the message boards (Halos Heaven) no doubt lighted up before the scoreboard did: Why did Mike Scioscia leave John Lackey in the game so long?

Tigers-Angels Preview - FOX Sports on MSN
The Tigers look to complete their first three-game road sweep of the Angels in 16 years when the two clubs meet again Wednesday.

Detroit vs. LA Angels - August 26, 2009 - Gameday Gameday Preview: Detroit vs. LA Angels - August 26, 2009

Team Reports -
The Angels will take a three-game losing streak into Wednesday's game against the Tigers. The Angels are the only team in the majors that has yet to have a four-game losing streak this season. They have not been swept at home this season.

Loux designated for assignment - Angels Unplugged - Los Angeles Times
The Angels designated pitcher Shane Loux for assignment after Tuesday's game, clearing a roster spot for Joe Saunders.

It's All-Opinions day - Angels Unplugged - Los Angeles Times
So the Angels continue to sit there and do nothing, and the Boston Red Sox, with an already vastly superior bullpen, add Billy Wagner and his 96 mph fastball. Then, to help their rotation, they have Paul Byrd in the minors, getting ready for a September call up . . . The moral: Some teams keep trying to get better. Others don't . . .

Angels had interest in Wagner -
"I think what is more important is what our starting pitching does. If our starting pitching gets us deeper into games, we can set up the bullpen in a different way."

Torii Hunter’s Personal Miracle -
Torii Hunter was in for a surprise. Two days before Christmas 2005, his father gathered him and his three brothers together to tell them they had a half brother.

Can he pitch?

Is Troy Percival a Hall of Famer? - Bleacher Report
In Major League history, only seven pitchers rank ahead of Troy Percival on the all-time saves leader board.

Famous `Big A' getting much-needed makeover - LA Daily News
The famous "Big A" on the west side of the 57 freeway in the stadium's parking lot is in the early phases of an upgrade that is being paid for entirely with the team's money. When it's finished, the old one-color board, which hasn't been operational most of this year, will be replaced by a full-color high-definition video board similar to the one on the east side of the 57 freeway in the parking lot of the Honda Center.

WWL's EC bias: Confirmed! - Viva El Birdos
If that isn't proof of an East Coast bias, I don't know what is.

August 26 - BR Bullpen
Events, births and deaths that occurred on August 26.
1984 - In Anaheim, the Tigers use the long ball to beat the Angels, 12 - 6. Kirk Gibson has two homers and four runs scored, Marty Castillo, hits a homer and scores three times, and Chet Lemon belts his first grand slam ever. Tommy John goes just two 2/3 inning in losing to Milt Wilcox (15 - 7).