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Rookie league squad to play for title

Rookie league squad to play for title

On the last day of the season, the Angels' options were clear: win and earn a championship game, or lose and go home. While the offense got shut down, starter Tim Schoeninger and three relievers ensured the team would have the right to play for the league title, leading the Tempe-based club to a 1-0 victory over the Padres.

Entering Wednesday's season finale, the Padres and Angels were part of a three-way tie for first place with the Royals. Since the Padres won the first-half championship, a victory for them would have meant an outright title with no playoff game. (The Royals, who did not play Wednesday were eliminated because neither other club had to make up previous rainouts and finished with one fewer game...

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