Angels healing, but not cured yet

Despite Matsui's home run and Abreu's walk-off, Angels are cautiously optimistic

Updated: May 27, 2010, 10:36 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Hideki Matsui shaped up the minute his dad got to town.

Masao Matsui made the 11-hour flight from Japan to see his son play at Angel Stadium for the first time this season, and Hideki -- who had been stuck in a hellacious month-long slump -- suddenly snapped out of it. Coincidence?

Maybe, but the Angels' designated hitter was looking more like Barney than Godzilla before he had a two-run home run, a bloop single and a vicious lineout to right during the Los ...

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