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Angels' Richards has torn knee tendon, will miss pennant drive

BOSTON -- Garrett Richards suffered a torn patellar tendon in his left knee and will undergo surgery Friday, a procedure that will sideline the Los Angeles Angels right-hander for six to nine months and could deal a severe blow to the team's pennant hopes. If the Angels let it. "Look, we can go in one of two directions," catcher Chris Iannetta said before Thursday night's 2-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox, which sealed the Angels' first four-game sweep in Fenway Park since 1962. "We can absorb the loss (of Richards) and play as hard as we can, though everyone else needs to step up some more. "Or we could say, 'Hey, you know what? Spring training starts in five or six months; we'll ...

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