The bats are alive! After a pair of difficult games to begin the White Sox series, the Angels (52-52) were able to roar back with 23 runs in the final two to split the set. With Mike Trout leading the charge behind his long balls, Justin Upton getting into the mix with a four-hit performance and a surging bottom half of the lineup, the Halos look like they are ready to put the early second half struggles behind them. Meanwhile, the Mariners (61-41) have been sluggish in their own right. Coming in just 4-6 in their last 10, the AL West showdown could be coming at a fortuitous time for the Angels to make up some ground in the Wild Card.
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Angels vs. Mariners: The Schedule
Friday, July 27: Fox Sports West, 6:30p.
Saturday, July 28: Fox Sports West, 5:30p.
Sunday, July 29: Fox Sports West, 12:30p.
Note: All start times reflect the beginning of #AngelsLive
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Angels vs. Mariners: The One to Watch
Who doesn't like an underdog story? After spending 12 years grinding through the minor leagues, Francisco Arcia finally heard his name called and did experienced 'the best moment of his life.' Arcia belted a three-run bomb for his first big league hit and was a solid backstop handling unfamiliar pitchers. With Martin Maldonado gone, Arcia will be rotating with Jose Briceno at the catcher position and could get some more quality at bats against the Mariners after his showing Thursday.