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Kazmir's ineffectiveness still an issue

Angels lefty can't seem to find himself and continues to add to the team's woes

Updated: May 7, 2010, 10:33 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

BOSTON -- Thursday night presented Scott Kazmir with every opportunity to prove himself at last to his new teammates. What he didn't do in the playoffs last year, he could have done in this early-season time of need.

The Los Angeles Angels, stuck in a miserable slump, went out and did something rare. They handed a starting pitcher a 4-0 lead.

But instead, Kazmir slowly unraveled, giving up a two-run home run to Victor Martinez in the third and blowing it all by the fifth. The Angels ...

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