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Angels pitchers in survival of fittest

As the pennant race winds down, Scioscia figures to rely heavily on his big three

Updated: September 8, 2011, 1:06 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Football games that stay close in the fourth quarter often go to the team with the better-conditioned defense. As the clock ticks down on this baseball season, whoever makes the most stops in the next few weeks just might win the AL West.

This may not be a pennant race so much as a survival test.

The Los Angeles Angels' pitching staff is fraying a little at the top, with Jered Weaver, Dan Haren and Ervin Santana all showing varying signs of strain.

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