Angels racking up come-from-behind wins

Angels racking up come-from-behind wins

SEATTLE -- The Angels -- an American League-best 20-11 since April 21 -- are six games ahead of last year's pace, and more than half of their wins have been comeback efforts. Sunday's victory over the Royals, which saw them overcome a 3-0 deficit in the last three innings, marked the Angels' 15th come-from-behind win in 2014, tied with the White Sox and Tigers for the most in the Majors.

It points to a starting rotation that's keeping the team in games, leading the Majors with 6.31 innings per start heading into Monday's game.

It points to a bullpen that's rounding into form, with Sean Burnett returning after a long rehab from elbow surgery and Ernesto Frieri finally settling in.

And it points to a team that's starting to believe again, and getting to a point where they never feel they're out of games.

"It's showing that we don't quit," Angels center fielder Mike Trout said. "We get in a two- or three-run hole and we keep getting wins. We just keep having good at-bats, battling.

"We just don't let up. If they come up and score three runs, we have confidence that we can score some runs, too. You never know who's going to step up that day and come up with a big hit."

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.