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Series Preview: Angels/Rangers

Sammy Sosa remains 5 shy of 600 homers

The division leading Los Angeles Angels are in town for a four game series against the Rangers. Texas sits 4.5 games out in the West, but a strong showing against Angels could be crucial if they want to remain in the thick of things. John Vittas breaks down the most important series thus far for the Texas Rangers.

Los Angeles Angels (19-16) at Texas Rangers (14-20)Pitching MatchupsTonight, 7:05 PM: John Lackey (4-3, 2.60) vs. Vicente Padilla (1-4, 4.93)The first of four pivotal games in the American League West begin tonight when the Rangers dig in to face Lackey. There aren't a lot of ways to get to the Abilene native when he's on the hill, but the Rangers have found a way to do it in the past. In his... Recommended Stories

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