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Box > LA Angels 4, Atlanta 2
Angels' win hits home
John Lackey went toe-to-toe with John Smoltz for six innings and Garret Anderson stayed hot with three RBIs. But Darin Erstad turned in one of the most exciting plays of the season, scoring the go-ahead run on a huge collision at the plate.
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Darin Erstad collides with Braves catcher Johnny Estrada as he scores in the eighth inning. (John Bazemore/AP)
It started out, well, perfectly for the Braves. John Smoltz retired the first 14 Angels batters and Adam LaRoche homered to stake him to a 2-0 lead. But that was as good as it got for the Braves in their first-ever meeting with the Angels.
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LA Angels (33-24)
Won 1
LA Angels 4, Atlanta 2   ATL
Atlanta (30-27)
Lost 2
June 6, 2005
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LA Angels
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0   4 13 0
Atlanta
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   2 8 0
Standings through 6/6/05  |  Gameday  |  Angels Stats  |  Braves Stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, RF5110002.270
Rodriguez, P0000000.000
Erstad, 1B4110010.282
Finley, CF4110012.226
Anderson, LF4123000.313
McPherson, 3B4011001.243
Molina, B, C4020011.326
Kennedy, 2B4020010.320
Cabrera, SS4020001.244
Lackey, P2000013.000
a-Kotchman, PH1000001.000
Donnelly, P0000000.000
Shields, P0000000.000
b-DaVanon, PH-RF1010000.226
Totals3741340511 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Lackey in the 7th. b-Singled for Shields in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Finley (12, Smoltz), Anderson (12, Smoltz).
TB: Figgins; Erstad; Finley 2; Anderson 3; McPherson; Molina, B 2; Kennedy 2; Cabrera 2; DaVanon.
RBI: Anderson 3 (47), McPherson (13).
2-out RBI: Anderson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lackey 2.
GIDP: Molina, B.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Molina, B (2, 2nd base by Smoltz/Estrada).

FIELDING
PB: Molina, B (5).
DP: (Kennedy-Cabrera-Erstad).
Pickoffs: Lackey (Betemit at 2nd base).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS5020012.225
Giles, 2B3000121.275
Johnson, LF4000004.043
Estrada, C3120000.282
Pena, B, C1000011.231
LaRoche, 1B4112002.242
Jones, A, CF3010010.250
Langerhans, RF4000023.224
Betemit, 3B4020010.345
Smoltz, P3000010.083
Foster, P0000000.000
a-Franco, PH0000100.220
1-Orr, PR0000000.290
Totals342822913 

a-Walked for Foster in the 9th.
1-Ran for Franco in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Betemit 2 (6, Lackey, Rodriguez).
HR: LaRoche (7, 4th inning off Lackey, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Furcal 2; Estrada 2; LaRoche 4; Jones, A; Betemit 4.
RBI: LaRoche 2 (34).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson; Langerhans; LaRoche; Furcal.
GIDP: Johnson.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Furcal (21, 2nd base off Lackey/Molina, B).
PO: Betemit (2nd base by Lackey).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Giles-Furcal-LaRoche, Furcal).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lackey 6.07221613.93
Donnelly (W, 3-1)1.00000003.76
Shields (H, 11)1.00000202.83
Rodriguez (S, 11)1.01001102.50
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Smoltz (L, 4-5)8.113440503.24
Foster 0.20000000.00

Balk: Smoltz.
HBP: Jones, A (by Lackey).
Pitches-strikes: Lackey 92-65, Donnelly 12-8, Shields 14-10, Rodriguez 24-15, Smoltz 114-87, Foster 5-2.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lackey 6-5, Donnelly 2-1, Shields 2-0, Rodriguez 2-0, Smoltz 13-6, Foster 0-2.
Batters faced: Lackey 25, Donnelly 3, Shields 4, Rodriguez 5, Smoltz 36, Foster 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Foster 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Charlie Reliford. 1B: Lance Barksdale. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 70 degrees, drizzle.
Wind: 13 mph, L to R.
T: 2:40.
Att: 23,104.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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