Angels keep sizzling into All-Star break

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They complete a sweep of a four-game series at Texas, and head into the rest stop with 19 victories in 23 games.

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Angels could not have gone into the All-Star break much hotter.

Literally and figuratively.

“You’re playing in an oven,” starter Tyler Skaggs after the Angels’ 10-7 victory over the Texas Rangers in 100-degree heat. “Have you ever had a blow dryer blowing on your face? It’s tough, but we persevered and won the game.”

Which is what they’ve been doing a lot lately.

The Angels have won 10 of their last 11 games, and 19 of their previous 23, to reach the break at 20 games over .500 (57-37) for the first time in franchise history.

They swept a four-game series against the Rangers for the first time.

“It’s fun to see the evolution of this team and see it doing things it’s capable of doing,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “Hopefully that will continue as we get into this pennant race, because we’re going to need it.”

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