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• Asked about what's perceived as a much-improved American League West, Scioscia said: "We're much better when our focus is in-house. We have a terrific club and we have the makings of a championship club, and that's what our focus is. No matter who you're playing, you're going to face a tough opponent."

• The University of South Carolina's bullpen was dedicated to Angels prospect Michael Roth, with a plaque in his honor unveiled by longtime USC supporter Billy Moore on Saturday. Roth helped lead the Gamecocks to national championships in 2010 and '11.

• Asked about what's perceived as a much-improved American League West, Scioscia said: "We're much better when our focus is in-house. We have a terrific club and we have the makings of a championship club, and that's what our focus is. No matter who you're playing, you're going to face a tough opponent."

• The University of South Carolina's bullpen was dedicated to Angels prospect Michael Roth, with a plaque in his honor unveiled by longtime USC supporter Billy Moore on Saturday. Roth helped lead the Gamecocks to national championships in 2010 and '11.

• The University of Nebraska, managed by former Angels outfielder and first baseman Darin Erstad, is opening its season with four games at Tempe Diablo Stadium for the 2014 Husker Classic.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez.

 

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