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Lesson from Nick Adenhart tragedy might help Angels cope with Tyler Skaggs' death

ANAHEIM, Calif. - If the Los Angeles Angels are to find a measure of closure as they grieve the July 1 death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, if they are to feel more peace than pain when they think of their fallen teammate and return some sense of normalcy to their season, then Monday's private memorial service for the pitcher could be a therapeutic milestone.

Then again ...

"What is normal?" Angels catcher Dustin Garneau said. "We all lost a really good friend, so I don't know what normal is in this situation. I have no idea what the future holds for us Monday or afterward because not many guys have been through this or experienced something like this."

Kevin Jepsen has. The former Angels reliever was a rookie in 2009, the

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