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Smith, Morin excited to have moms in attendance

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ANAHEIM -- Mother's Day was extra-special for Angels right-handers Mike Morin and Joe Smith, who had their moms in town for the weekend, and in attendance at Sunday's 3-1 win against the Astros at Angel Stadium.

"It will be cool," Morin, 24, said, noting that it was the first time his mother, Leatha Cline, and his older sister had all been together for Mother's Day since 2007 -- when Morin was a sophomore at Shawnee Mission Park HS in Overland Park, Kan.

"It's going to be really special tonight when we all get to go out to eat."

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ANAHEIM -- Mother's Day was extra-special for Angels right-handers Mike Morin and Joe Smith, who had their moms in town for the weekend, and in attendance at Sunday's 3-1 win against the Astros at Angel Stadium.

"It will be cool," Morin, 24, said, noting that it was the first time his mother, Leatha Cline, and his older sister had all been together for Mother's Day since 2007 -- when Morin was a sophomore at Shawnee Mission Park HS in Overland Park, Kan.

"It's going to be really special tonight when we all get to go out to eat."

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Smith, 31, said his mother, Lee Smith, "still lives back in Ohio, so she doesn't get a chance to get out here very much.

"She's going to stay with me until Tuesday. Any time she can get out here to see us, it's always great."

Smith pitched the eighth inning of the Angels' 3-1 victory Sunday. Morin's family got to see him contribute a scoreless inning to the six no-hit innings thrown by the Angels bullpen in Saturday's 6-5 loss to Houston.

Earl Bloom is a contributor to MLB.com.

 

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