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Bulger puts out fire
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Angels 7, Indians 6
Chone Figgins reacts after getting called out at home in the third. (Chris Carlson/AP)
Gary Matthews Jr. delivered a three-run double in the eighth to break a tie, and Jason Bulger cleaned up Brian Fuentes' mess in the ninth for the righty's first career save. Fuentes was ineffective for the second straight night, allowing four straight to reach base, but Bulger came through.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (42-59)
Lost 1
LA Angels 7, Cleveland 6   LAA
LA Angels (59-40)
Won 1
July 28, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2   6 11 1
LA Angels
0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 X   7 10 1
Standings thru 7/28/09  |  Recap: CLE | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Angels stats
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, A, SS 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 .302
Valbuena, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 .236
  a-Carroll, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .283
Choo, RF 3 0 1 0 2 1 0 .292
Martinez, V, C 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 .283
Peralta, Jh, 3B 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 .271
Hafner, DH 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 .290
Francisco, B, CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .250
Gimenez, LF 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 .236
Marte, A, 1B 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .667
Totals 33 6 11 5 6 5 12  

a-Singled for Valbuena in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cabrera, A 2 (23, Weaver, Fuentes).
HR: Francisco, B (10, 2nd inning off Weaver, 0 on, 0 out), Peralta, Jh (9, 5th inning off Weaver, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Peralta, Jh 4; Cabrera, A 4; Marte, A 2; Carroll; Francisco, B 5; Valbuena 2; Choo.
RBI: Peralta, Jh 2 (52), Francisco, B (33), Gimenez (7), Carroll (15).
2-out RBI: Peralta, Jh.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hafner; Valbuena 2; Gimenez; Peralta, Jh.
SF: Peralta, Jh; Gimenez.
GIDP: Martinez, V 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Valbuena (2, 2nd base by Weaver/Napoli).

FIELDING
E: Cabrera, A (6, fielding).
Outfield assists: Francisco, B (Figgins at home).
DP: 2 (Cabrera, A-Valbuena-Marte, A, Peralta, Jh-Valbuena-Marte, A).

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .308
Aybar, SS 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 .318
Abreu, DH 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 .315
Rivera, J, RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .311
Napoli, C 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .278
Kendrick, H, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .259
  a-Izturis, M, PH-2B 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .300
Morales, K, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 .292
Matthews, CF 4 1 2 3 0 0 1 .238
Quinlan, LF 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .247
  Willits, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231
Totals 31 7 10 7 5 0 13  

a-Walked for Kendrick, H in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Matthews 2 (11, Huff, Sipp), Aybar (16, Huff), Morales, K (27, Huff).
TB: Figgins; Quinlan; Napoli; Aybar 3; Morales, K 2; Abreu; Rivera, J; Matthews 4.
RBI: Quinlan (10), Aybar (38), Abreu (67), Rivera, J (56), Matthews 3 (32).
2-out RBI: Matthews 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matthews; Morales, K 2; Willits.
GIDP: Rivera, J, Napoli.
Team RISP: 5-for-10.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Figgins (10, 2nd base by Huff/Martinez, V).

FIELDING
E: Figgins (11, throw).
Outfield assists: Rivera, J (Francisco, B at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Kendrick, H-Aybar-Morales, K, Morales, K-Aybar-Bulger).

 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Huff (L, 5-5) 7.0 8 5 5 3 0 0 6.39
Smith, J (BS, 1) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.91
Sipp 0.1 1 2 2 2 0 0 4.11
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Weaver 5.0 8 4 4 3 3 2 3.71
Palmer (W, 9-1) 3.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.52
Fuentes 0.0 2 2 2 2 0 0 4.29
Bulger (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.88

Huff pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
Fuentes pitched to 4 batters in the 9th.

Pitches-strikes: Huff 111-68, Smith, J 8-5, Sipp 18-8, Weaver 102-58, Palmer 32-22, Fuentes 21-10, Bulger 10-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Huff 10-7, Smith, J 1-0, Sipp 0-1, Weaver 2-6, Palmer 7-0, Fuentes 0-0, Bulger 2-0.
Batters faced: Huff 30, Smith, J 2, Sipp 4, Weaver 24, Palmer 11, Fuentes 4, Bulger 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Smith, J 2-1, Sipp 1-1, Bulger 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Mark Carlson. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Angel Campos.
Weather: 74 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:02.
Att: 43,270.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
July 28, 2009
July 28, 2009

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