MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 28: Starting pitcher Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and pitching coach Mike Butcher #23 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim speak on the mound with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim infield during the ninth inning of their game against the Minnesota Twins on May 28, 2011 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Twins defeated the Angels in ten innings. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

MLB Standings: One-Hit Effort Drops Angels From First To Third Place In AL West

The Angels have spent 21 days in first place this season.

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MLB Standings: One-Hit Effort Drops Angels From First To Third Place In AL West

In the tightly-packed American League West, the Angels' one-hit loss to the Minnesota Twins on Saturday knocked them from first place to third place in the division. Anthony Swarzak of the Twins didn't allow a hit until Peter Bourjos doubled with one out in the eighth inning on Saturday, a game won by Minnesota in 10 innings, 1-0. The Rangers battered the Royals 1-0 to regain first place in the AL West

American League West Standings
Team W-L Pct GB
Rangers 27-25 .519 ---
Mariners 26-25 .510 ½
Angels 27-27 .500 1
Athletics 26-27 .491

The Angels have been in first place for 21 days this season. After finishing their series on Sunday with the Twins, the Angels move on to Kansas City for a three-game series with the Royals. Texas on Monday begins a road trip in Tampa Bay, while Seattle hosts Baltimore. Oakland, meanwhile, hosts the Yankees for three games beginning Monday night.

For more news and information on the Angels, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Halos Heaven.

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