Energized Halos face big test in Game 4

Angels need a win to even ALCS at 2-2, but they must overcome Yankees' ace to do so

Originally Published: October 20, 2009
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Until the Angels crossed home plate with the fifth and winning run in the 11th inning of Game 3, their role in the American League Championship Series against the Yankees had mimicked that of the Minnesota Twins the series before: to play close enough, to make just enough plays to maintain their dignity, but not enough to surpass the Yankees and finish them at the end.

Now, thanks to a belated but spirited rally Monday, the Angels are alive, holding their home-field ...

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