At the traditional Memorial Day checkpoint, the Angels check out quite well. They have the third-best record in the American League, trailing only the Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics. The Angels are 1 1/2 games out of first place in the AL West, and they have not been closer to the division lead since opening day.

They have a winning record against the AL Central, the AL East and the National League.

They have a losing record against the AL West. This would be a good time for them to correct that, and first place might await them if they do.

The Angels wrapped a 10-game homestand in dramatic fashion Sunday with a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals. They spotted the Royals three runs, then tied the score with a three-run rally in the seventh inning and won it on Chris Iannetta's home run in the eighth.

The Angels have 28 victories. They have come from behind in 15 of them.

"The only difference between the last couple years and this year is, we don't quit," pitcher Garrett Richards said.