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Angels franchise reaches .500 for first time since 1961

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Angels franchise reaches .500 for first time since 1961

ANAHEIM -- With Monday night's 5-2 win over Toronto, the Angels evened their franchise record at 4,272-4,272-3 and reached the .500 plateau for the first time since they were 1-1 as an expansion team in 1961.

The Angels became the first expansion franchise with an all-time record at or above .500 and the 13th franchise in the Majors with the distinction.

Among expansion teams, Arizona (25 games below .500) and Toronto (62 games below .500) are the closest to the milestone. The Padres (531 games) and Mariners (390 games) are the furthest from the mark.

When manager Mike Scioscia began managing the Angels in 2000, the franchise was 213 games under .500. He has gone 1,285-1,071.

Los Angeles has won 11 straight at home and five in a row overall to notch the landmark win.

The Yankees lead the Majors with an all-time record that is 2,379 games above .500.

Matthew DeFranks is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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