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Home has been kind to Angels

ANAHEIM -- The Angels have been turning games at the Big A into W's.

At 28-14 following Friday night's comeback win, the Angels' home record is the best in the Majors. Oakland's and Cleveland's 15 home losses are tied for second fewest in the Majors.

The Angels have won eight straight at home (for the first time since 2005) and 14 of their last 15 and 19 of their last 22 at Angel Stadium. They have only won 19 of 22 only one other time in franchise history, in 1967.

But the Angels' batting average at home and on the road is identical (.262) and they have launched 13 more home runs, in just two more games, on the road. The Angels' home ERA (3.69) is lower than the road (4.04), but opposing batters are hitting 15 points higher in Anaheim.

Still, the Angels have not lost a home series since the Yankees took two of three in early May, a stretch of seven consecutive series wins.

Matthew DeFranks is an associate reporter for
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