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Angels lag on outfield defense

Updated: August 3, 2010, 9:58 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Of the seven games the Los Angeles Angels have lost to the team they're chasing -- the Texas Rangers -- five have been decided by one run. The other two were decided by two.

In close contests, which are usually crammed with good pitching and pressure-filled moments, a team's secondary qualities tend to show up. It's those areas of the Angels that have been exposed in 2010.

"They've been one-run games, battles. Good pitching, great defense," said Torii Hunter, ...

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