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Escobar's gem shines in SoCal
Dodgers' bats struggle
Derek Lowe delivered a strong eight innings for the complete game, but the offense was held silent until there were two outs in the ninth. Juan Pierre singled and Jeff Kent doubled him home for the first run, but that was all the scoring as the Dodgers dropped their third straight.
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 Kent's RBI double
Angels 4, Dodgers 1
Kelvim Escobar struck out five and walked only two while collecting his fifth win on Sunday. (Mark Avery/AP)
Series at a glance:
Halos break out brooms
Kelvim Escobar threw eight scoreless innings, and Francisco Rodriguez stomped out a short-lived Dodgers rally in the ninth as the Angels took down their regional rivals for the third straight game. Vladimir Guerrero scored in the first and delivered an RBI in the three-run fifth to lead the offense.
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 Rodriguez converts the save
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 20, 2007
LA Dodgers (25-19)
Lost 3
LA Angels 4, LA Dodgers 1   LAA
LA Angels (27-18)
Won 5
May 20, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 5 2
LA Angels
1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 X   4 9 0
Standings thru 5/20/07  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers Stats  |  Angels Stats
Furcal, SS3010110.299
Pierre, CF4110002.277
Garciaparra, 1B4010001.289
Kent, 2B3011102.286
Saenz, DH4000022.216
Martin, C3010001.318
Ethier, RF2000011.277
Betemit, 3B3000012.179
Clark, LF2000021.256
  a-Gonzalez, PH-LF1000001.259

a-Grounded into a double play for Clark in the 8th.

2B: Kent (11, Shields).
TB: Furcal; Pierre; Garciaparra; Kent 2; Martin.
RBI: Kent (23).
2-out RBI: Kent.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Clark; Saenz.
GIDP: Kent; Martin; Gonzalez.
Team LOB: 4.

E: Betemit (2, fielding), Furcal (6, throw).
DP: 2 (Martin-Furcal, Lowe-Garciaparra).

Willits, LF4000012.352
Cabrera, SS4110000.297
Guerrero, DH4121000.345
Matthews, CF4011020.294
Kotchman, 1B4021002.267
Izturis, 3B4000003.245
Aybar, 2B3020010.273
Molina, C3110012.220
Murphy, RF3100013.217

2B: Guerrero (13, Lowe).
3B: Kotchman (3, Lowe).
TB: Cabrera; Guerrero 3; Matthews; Kotchman 4; Aybar 2; Molina.
RBI: Kotchman (20), Guerrero (38), Matthews (23).
2-out RBI: Kotchman; Guerrero; Matthews.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Izturis 2; Kotchman.
Team LOB: 5.

CS: Aybar (3, 2nd base by Lowe/Martin).

DP: 3 (Izturis-Aybar-Kotchman, Aybar-Cabrera-Kotchman, Kotchman-Cabrera-Escobar).

Lowe (L, 4-5)8.09430603.84
Escobar (W, 5-2)8.03002502.82
Shields 0.22110103.38
Rodriguez (S, 13)0.10000102.29

WP: Lowe, Escobar.
HBP: Ethier (by Escobar).
Pitches-strikes: Lowe 112-71, Escobar 107-68, Shields 14-8, Rodriguez 4-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lowe 12-6, Escobar 10-9, Shields 0-1, Rodriguez 0-0.
Batters faced: Lowe 33, Escobar 27, Shields 4, Rodriguez 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Rodriguez 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Ron Kulpa. 3B: Dale Scott.
Weather: 66 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:21.
Att: 44,301.

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