The Los Angeles Angels do something they haven’t done in team history.

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When the Los Angeles Angels closer Bud Norris induced Boston’s Xander Bogaerts to ground into a double play to finish off the Angels 3-2 victory, history was made. The victory gave the Angels the series, but it was more than that.

So what you may ask was so special about Sunday’s victory for the Los Angeles Angels? As I mentioned before the victory allowed the Angels to take the series from the Boston Red Sox two games to one.  The Angels also won the series in Boston last month two games to one. Which means the Angels beat the Red Sox in the season series four games to two.

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In addition to taking the season series against the Red Sox, the Angels also won both of the two series against the New York Yankees by identical two games to one.  This means they Angels also won the  season series against the Yankees four games to two.

This is the first time in Angels history which now spans 56 years that the Angels have taken the season series from both the Red Sox and Yankees in the same season, including winning series both home and away against both teams.  The Angels have had winning records against the Red Sox both home and away before in 1965, 2008, and 2012.  They have also done so against the Yankees in 1966, 1984, and 2007 but never both in the same season.

While many people may think this is insignificant, it is still a very nice accomplishment and it shows the potential this team has. In addition the Angels also stopped the Dodgers 10-game winning streak and split the series with them which no one else had been able to do until the Braves accomplished this over the weekend.  The Dodgers are 34-6 over their last 40 games with two of those losses being against the Angels.

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Hopefully in these last 62 games the Angels can catch fire and take a wild-card spot and make some noise in the playoffs.