"You want to put up zeros, but fortunately the team picked me up," said Skaggs, who went seven innings.
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"That's something you tell your kids when you get older. I don't know the next guy who's going to hit 500," said Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs (2-0), who gave up two runs in seven innings. "Nobody knows how to react. You don't see it too much."
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