ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Sometimes, scoreboard watching turns into schedule watching.
That's where the Angels were Friday as they shrugged off not only a crushing loss in Toronto on Thursday night, but an overnight flight that didn't get them back to Southern California until after 3 a.m. Friday morning.
So when word came that one of the key teams the Angels are chasing -- Boston -- was rained out Friday in New York, Angels manager Mike Scioscia grinned.
"Can we not play today and play a double-header Sunday to match up?" Scioscia quipped.
"The last time I remember looking at my clock, it was 4:04 a.m.," Scioscia said.
But as he insisted, "the page was turned."
We'll see. The Angels were one loss and one Texas victory away from elimination in the AL West as they headed out to face Oakland to begin a weekend series on Friday. They were watching both the scoreboard ... and the schedule.