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Halos, Saunders sail
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Angels 4, Dodgers 2
Joe Saunders delivers in Friday's Interleague opener in Anaheim. (Chris Pizzello/AP)
Joe Saunders became the AL's first seven-game winner as the Halos held on to top the visiting Dodgers. Maicer Izturis ignited the Angels offense in a rare start in the leadoff spot with two singles, a walk and two runs scored.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (21-20)
Lost 1
LA Angels 4, LA Dodgers 2   LAA
LA Angels (25-19)
Won 1
May 16, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   2 5 2
LA Angels
0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 X   4 8 1
Standings thru 5/16/08  |  Recap: LAD | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers stats  |  Angels stats
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, LF4000001.287
Jones, DH4000011.176
Kemp, CF3000101.302
Kent, 2B4000021.236
Martin, 3B4010000.307
Loney, 1B4120011.290
Ethier, RF3112001.298
Maza, SS3010000.333
Bennett, C2000102.190
Totals31252248 

BATTING
HR: Ethier (4, 7th inning off Saunders, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Martin; Loney 2; Ethier 4; Maza.
RBI: Ethier 2 (17).
2-out RBI: Ethier 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bennett; Kemp.
GIDP: Loney.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Bennett (1, throw), Martin (4, throw).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Izturis, 2B4220102.214
Matthews, LF4120002.224
Guerrero, RF3002003.264
Anderson, DH4021011.278
Hunter, CF4000013.285
Kotchman, 1B4110002.306
Aybar, SS4000020.276
Quinlan, 3B3010101.244
Napoli, C3000112.238
Totals334833516 

BATTING
2B: Kotchman (9, Kuroda).
TB: Izturis 2; Matthews 2; Anderson 2; Kotchman 2; Quinlan.
RBI: Guerrero 2 (22), Anderson (24).
2-out RBI: Anderson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guerrero; Quinlan; Napoli; Kotchman.
SF: Guerrero.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Aybar (7, throw).
DP: (Izturis-Aybar-Kotchman).

 
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kuroda (L, 1-3)6.17432503.67
Beimel 0.01000000.66
Proctor 1.20001005.31
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Saunders (W, 7-1)7.15222112.48
Shields (H, 8)0.20000104.15
Rodriguez, F (S, 17)1.00000202.95

Beimel pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Kuroda 2, Proctor.
Pitches-strikes: Kuroda 100-63, Beimel 4-3, Proctor 15-9, Saunders 90-55, Shields 8-5, Rodriguez, F 10-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Kuroda 7-8, Beimel 0-0, Proctor 3-2, Saunders 13-7, Shields 0-1, Rodriguez, F 0-1.
Batters faced: Kuroda 30, Beimel 1, Proctor 6, Saunders 28, Shields 2, Rodriguez, F 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Beimel 1-0, Proctor 2-0, Shields 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 87 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:48.
Att: 44,047.

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