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MLB Standings Update: Angels, Dodgers Streaking In Opposite Directions

The Dodgers and Angels are each on streaks this week, but are heading in opposite directions. The Angels have won three straight games and seven of their last nine, and have moved within two games of the Texas Rangers in the American League West. The Angels have managed to have their top three starters -- Jered Weaver, Dan Haren, and Ervin Santana -- start 10 of their first 13 games. The Angels are 7-3 in those 10 starts, all quality starts, and are 8-5 on the season.

American League West Standings
Team Record GB
Texas 10-3 ---
Angels 8-5 2
Seattle 6-8
Oakland 4-10

The Dodgers, meanwhile, began 6-4 but have lost their last four games. They lost a pair of one-run affairs in San Francisco, but have given up 20 runs and 35 hits in two home games to the St. Louis Cardinals. At 6-8, the Dodgers have fallen into a tie for fourth place in the National League West, well behind the red hot Colorado Rockies.

National League West Standings
Team Record GB
Colorado 11-2 ---
San Francisco 7-6 4
San Diego 6-7 5
Dodgers 6-8
Arizona 5-7

The Dodgers finish their series with St. Louis this weekend, followed by the Atlanta Braves coming to town for four games. The Angels finish their series in the Windy City, then head to Texas to face the first-place Rangers.

For more news and information on the Angels and Dodgers, be sure to read the SB Nation blogs Halos Heaven and True Blue LA.