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Angels' pitching among the best

Angels' pitching among the best

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Angels' pitching among the best
TORONTO -- There is little argument about what has kept the Angels in the American League West race this season. Their pitching, backed by superb defense, has excelled.

Entering Monday, only the Rays' staff had held opponents to two or fewer runs on more occasions than the Angels, who were tied with the Tigers for second in this department according to STATS Inc. Tampa Bay had done it 58 times, the Angels and Tigers 55 times.

Toronto's pitching hasn't been nearly as good, but former Cal State Fullerton star Ricky Romero -- who opposed Jerome Williams in Monday night's series opener at Rogers Centre -- has done his part. Romero has been especially lethal against the AL West.

Romero's 2.36 career ERA against the AL West is the third best among all active pitchers and lowest among starters. He trails only relievers Joe Nathan (1.77) and Matt Thornton (2.14). Right behind Romero is legendary Mariano Rivera (2.66).

With a 3.58 team ERA, the Angels are tied with the Rays for the top spot in the AL. The Halos' .985 fielding percentage leaves them tied for third with the Red Sox and Royals, behind the Rays and White Sox.

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