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Santana struggles in debut

Updated: April 8, 2010, 1:01 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Ervin Santana reclamation project is off to a murky start.

Santana tantalized the Angels with brush strokes of dominance Wednesday, pounding a mid-90s fastball early and snapping off some diving sliders. Through three innings, he looked like the 2008 version of Santana, a young pitcher figuring out how to tame a dangerous league.

But then there were moments he couldn't put hitters away, and a mounting pitch count topped 100 in the sixth. There were a couple ...

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