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Hank Conger, the Angels' premier catching prospect, has been added to the U.S. roster for the July 11 Futures Game at Angel Stadium, taking the place of the injured Pirates prospect Tony Sanchez. Conger will join outfielder Mike Trout on the U.S. roster that will face the World team, which will include the Angels' Luis Jimenez, a third baseman from the Dominican Republic. The 12th annual Futures Game is one of the featured events preceding the July 13 Major League All-Star Game. ... With seven home runs against the National League, Mike Napoli tied the Brewers' Prince Fielder and the Orioles' Adam Jones for the MLB lead in Interleague Play this season. ... Only a pair of Rangers -- Josh Hamilton and Vladimir Guerrero -- have had more RBIs over the past two months than Torii Hunter. Since April 28 heading into Tuesday's game, Hamilton has 49, Guerrero 47 and Hunter 46 RBIs. ... Hamilton is in contention in all three Triple Crown categories: Third in batting average (.346), fifth in homers (18) and third in RBIs (57). Asked about Hamilton's chances of raising a Triple Crown, a feat last accomplished by Carl Yastrzemski in 1967, Rangers manager Ron Washington said, "He has to get a ton of luck, but I wouldn't put it past him. He certainly has the ability to do it, but it takes a lot of mental preparation to pull that off." ... A deep, productive bullpen has been one of the primary components in the Rangers' rise this season, and two major contributors are former Angels Darren Oliver and Darren O'Day. Oliver, who graced the Angels' bullpen for three superb seasons before signing a free-agent deal with the Rangers, is a strong All-Star candidate with a 1.27 ERA in 32 games and only seven walks against 40 strikeouts in 35 1/3 innings. O'Day, the side-arming right-hander, is 3-2 with a 1.78 ERA in 34 games, covering 30 1/3 innings. In 65 2/3 combined innings, the duo has yielded just three homers, two by Oliver. This has been done while working half their games in hitter-friendly Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. ... O'Day was signed as a Rule 5 free agent by the Mets after the 2008 season when he appeared in 30 games for the Angels. Texas claimed him off waivers after the Mets released him in 2009, and he has been a mainstay since.
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