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Box > LA Angels 8, Atlanta 4
Big D comes through with Big O
Kelvim Escobar left in the fifth inning with a tender elbow, but rookie third baseman Dallas McPherson rallied the Angels with his two-run triple in the seventh. Chone Figgins added three hits and two RBIs for Los Angeles, which got 4 2/3 hitless, scoreless innings from a quartet of relievers.
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Dallas McPherson's two-run triple in the seventh inning was the big blow on Wednesday. (John Bazemore/AP)
After a four-run fourth gave him the lead, Tim Hudson left in the fifth after throwing just 76 pitches. Ryan Langerhans drove in two runs, but five relievers allowed six hits and four runs.
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LAA
LA Angels (34-25)
Won 1
LA Angels 8, Atlanta 4   ATL
Atlanta (31-28)
Lost 1
June 8, 2005
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LA Angels
0 3 0 0 1 0 3 1 0   8 12 1
Atlanta
0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0   4 4 2
Standings through 6/8/05  |  Gameday  |  Angels Stats  |  Braves Stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, SS-RF5032110.277
Erstad, 1B3210312.282
Finley, CF5110117.223
Anderson, LF5121001.309
McPherson, 3B5232013.255
Molina, B, C4001005.310
DaVanon, RF1100001.222
Rivera, RF2010001.222
Cabrera, SS1000000.240
Kennedy, 2B2111300.314
Escobar, P1000000.000
Woods, P0000000.000
a-Quinlan, PH1000000.175
Donnelly, P1000002.000
Shields, P0000000.000
b-Kotchman, PH0000100.000
Rodriguez, P0000000.000
Totals3681279422 

a-Grounded out for Woods in the 6th. b-Walked for Shields in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: McPherson (9, Hudson), Rivera (4, Gryboski).
3B: McPherson (2, Foster).
TB: Figgins 3; Erstad; Finley; Anderson 2; McPherson 6; Rivera 2; Kennedy.
RBI: Kennedy (11), Figgins 2 (29), McPherson 2 (15), Molina, B (21), Anderson (48).
2-out RBI: Figgins 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson; Finley 3; DaVanon; Donnelly; Molina, B.
S: Escobar.
SF: Molina, B.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Finley (6, 2nd base off Hudson/Pena, B), Figgins 2 (21, 2nd base off Hudson/Pena, B, 2nd base off Hudson/Pena, B), Erstad (4, 2nd base off Kolb/Pena, B), McPherson (2, 2nd base off Hudson/Pena, B).
CS: Kennedy (2, 2nd base by Sosa/Pena, B).
PO: Kennedy (1st base by Hudson).

FIELDING
E: Molina, B (2, throw).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS4110010.227
Giles, 2B3110010.276
Johnson, LF4000013.037
LaRoche, 1B4110001.248
Jones, A, CF3100100.243
Langerhans, RF3012110.248
Marte, 3B4000012.000
Pena, B, C3000101.158
Hudson, P2000012.115
Bernero, P00000001.000
Foster, P0000000.000
Gryboski, P0000000.000
a-Betemit, PH1000010.333
Kolb, P0000000.000
Sosa, P0000000.000
Totals31442379 

a-Struck out for Gryboski in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: LaRoche (12, Escobar), Langerhans (6, Escobar), Giles (20, Escobar).
3B: Furcal (4, Escobar).
TB: Furcal 3; Giles 2; LaRoche 2; Langerhans 2.
RBI: Langerhans 2 (20).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hudson; LaRoche.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Giles (7, 3rd base off Escobar/Molina, B).

FIELDING
E: Furcal (5, missed catch), LaRoche (3, fielding).
Pickoffs: Hudson (Kennedy at 1st base).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Escobar 4.14442303.54
Woods 0.20000003.00
Donnelly (W, 4-1)2.00000203.49
Shields 1.00000202.75
Rodriguez 1.00001002.37
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hudson 4.06443103.36
Bernero 2.00000104.09
Foster (L, 1-1)0.12331102.45
Gryboski 0.21001002.70
Kolb 1.02111107.36
Sosa 1.01003002.62

Hudson pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.

WP: Escobar 2.
IBB: Pena, B (by Escobar), Kennedy (by Gryboski).
HBP: Giles (by Escobar), DaVanon (by Hudson).
Pitches-strikes: Escobar 81-44, Woods 4-2, Donnelly 21-15, Shields 13-8, Rodriguez 11-5, Hudson 76-47, Bernero 21-14, Foster 22-11, Gryboski 12-5, Kolb 26-17, Sosa 24-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Escobar 7-3, Woods 0-2, Donnelly 1-3, Shields 0-1, Rodriguez 0-3, Hudson 6-4, Bernero 2-3, Foster 0-0, Gryboski 1-1, Kolb 0-2, Sosa 0-2.
Batters faced: Escobar 20, Woods 2, Donnelly 6, Shields 3, Rodriguez 4, Hudson 22, Bernero 6, Foster 4, Gryboski 4, Kolb 6, Sosa 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Woods 1-0, Bernero 1-0, Gryboski 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Charlie Reliford. 3B: Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 81 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, R to L.
T: 3:17.
Att: 27,747.

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