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Angels hope Luis Valbuena's clutch hit spurs the miraculous

HOUSTON - Five times this season, Luis Valbuena had faced Chris Devenski, and five times Devenski had struck him out, wielding his wicked changeup to great success. So, when Valbuena stepped up to face him with the bases loaded in a tied seventh inning Sunday at Minute Maid Park, he resolved to locate redemption, as long as it took. He wanted to clobber a changeup.

"I waited for my pitch," Valbuena said.

It took 11 pitches, five

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