Halos have sights set on first-place Rangers

Halos have sights set on first-place Rangers

TORONTO -- The Angels can still control their fate in the American League West, with 10 games left on their schedule with the first-place Rangers.

The Halos entered play on Sunday trailing the Rangers by three games in what has become a two-team race. The teams open a four-game series at Angel Stadium on Monday.

The Angels will play three games in Texas on Aug. 26-28 and end the season back at Angel Stadium with a three-game series Sept. 26-28.

"It's still early enough in the season that how we're going to finish this year is still in our control," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said before Sunday's series finale with the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. "It gets a little scary when you're looking for help and you've got no opportunity. That's not going to be the case this year.

"We feel we're definitely going to have an opportunity to reach our goals on the merit of how we play as a team. That's what we need to focus on. That's all any team wants to have, your destiny is in your control. We're going to have our opportunity."