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Mercifully, the Angels ended their recent losing streak with a victory at home against the Giants Tuesday night, but that night's starter for the Halos isn't satisfied with just one bounce-back game. 

Trade deadline acquisition Lucas Giolito picked up the win in his home debut but also knows there's a lot of work left to do to get to where the team wants to be. 

“There’s a sense of relief, considering we’re coming off that losing streak. In my short time, I know that this team can get on a roll. We can do well. You never know. It’s all about just believing and everyone pulling from the same rope. Keep putting together wins like we did tonight. We’ll see what happens.”

via Jeff Fletcher, OC Register

Giolito gritted through six innings of three-run ball and his offense picked him up after scoring four in the first frame against San Francisco's combination of Scott Alexander and Jakob Junis. 

Bucking the trend from the past week of painful losses, the Angels held onto a two-run lead in the ninth inning after a huge insurance run in the previous half inning doubled their lead from one run to their eventual winning margin. 

Dominic Leone pitched two innings to close out the Giants' offense and secured Anaheim their first win since the trade deadline in what was a collective sigh of relief for both the players and those at Angel Stadium on Tuesday night. 

Leone's performance comes after usual closer Carlos Estevez uncharacteristically blew two saves during the losing streak and had pitched the previous two nights.

Regardless of how they got it done and with what players on their roster, the Halos have gotten the proverbial monkey off of their backs. 

We can only hope that monkey turns into the rallying kind of years past in order to make a postseason push.