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Lackey, 'pen shut down A's
Blanton strikes out 10
Despite Joe Blanton's 10-strikeout, complete-game effort and Eric Chavez's 1,000th hit, the Athletics were able to push across only one run against John Lackey and two relievers.
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Angels 2, Athletics 1
John Lackey shut the Athletics out for seven innings. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Series at a glance:
Lackey, Halos within one
Darin Erstad and Maicer Izturis drove in both of the Angels runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. John Lackey struck out seven while giving up three hits in seven scoreless innings against the Athletics for his 11th win.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 31, 2005
OAK
Oakland (75-57)
Lost 1
LA Angels 2, Oakland 1   LAA
LA Angels (74-58)
Won 1
August 31, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 7 0
LA Angels
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 X   2 6 0
Standings through 8/31/05  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Angels Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C5010001.259
Ellis, 2B3010111.301
Chavez, 3B4110103.277
Johnson, 1B3000104.306
Payton, CF4010032.275
Hatteberg, DH4021000.275
Kielty, LF2000113.260
Swisher, RF4000024.243
Scutaro, SS4010010.243
Totals331714818 

BATTING
TB: Kendall; Ellis; Chavez; Payton; Hatteberg 2; Scutaro.
RBI: Hatteberg (50).
2-out RBI: Hatteberg.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson; Kielty 2; Swisher 2.
GIDP: Kendall.
Team LOB: 11.

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, CF4000030.282
Cabrera, SS3010100.255
Anderson, LF4010011.285
Guerrero, RF3120000.315
Erstad, 1B3111013.281
Molina, B, C3000004.305
Kotchman, DH3000021.229
Izturis, 3B3011010.251
Kennedy, 2B3000020.312
Totals292621109 

BATTING
2B: Erstad (28, Blanton), Cabrera (22, Blanton).
TB: Cabrera 2; Anderson; Guerrero 2; Erstad 2; Izturis.
RBI: Erstad (54), Izturis (15).
2-out RBI: Izturis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina, B 2; Anderson.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Cabrera-Kennedy-Erstad).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Blanton (L, 8-10)8.062211003.54
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lackey (W, 11-5)7.03004703.45
Shields (H, 27)1.03110102.55
Rodriguez (S, 31)1.01000002.96

HBP: Ellis (by Lackey), Kielty (by Shields).
Pitches-strikes: Blanton 109-72, Lackey 107-69, Shields 21-13, Rodriguez 23-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Blanton 7-6, Lackey 7-7, Shields 0-2, Rodriguez 1-2.
Batters faced: Blanton 30, Lackey 28, Shields 7, Rodriguez 4.
Umpires: HP: Jim Reynolds. 1B: John Hirschbeck. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 72 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:33.
Att: 43,501.

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