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Angels | Garrett Richards is unlikely savior

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards allowed just two hits and no walks with eight strikeouts over seven scoreless innings in a win Saturday, April 20, against the Detroit Tigers. He has worked into the seventh inning in both of his starts filling in for SP Jered Weaver (forearm), the only pitcher on the staff to make it past the sixth in the team's first 16 games.

Fantasy Tip: It helped Richards was staked to a 9-0 lead after the first inning in Saturday's game, but he showed something by keeping his focus and not getting sloppy with the big lead. He has emerged as a useful fantasy option in AL-only formats. He faces a favorable matchup Thursday, April 25, in his next scheduled start against the Seattle Mariners and SP Brandon Maurer.

2013-04-20 20:30:18 | Source: The Associated Press

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