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Small ball ignites rally
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Angels 4, Rockies 3
Sean O'Sullivan allowed three runs on six hits in five-plus innings. (Chris Carlson/AP)
A walk, a bunt single and a beaten-out fielder's choice loaded the bases with no outs in the eighth inning for Bobby Abreu, who knocked in two with a single and put the Angels on top for good, cutting down the streaking Rockies and drawing the Interleague series even in Anaheim.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 06/22: COL 11, LAA 1
  • Tue. 06/23: LAA 4, COL 3
  • Wed. 06/24: vs COL, 7:05 PM PT
COL
Colorado (37-34)
Lost 1
LA Angels 4, Colorado 3   LAA
LA Angels (37-32)
Won 1
June 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Colorado
0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0   3 6 0
LA Angels
0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 X   4 7 0
Standings thru 6/23/09  |  Recap: COL | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Rockies stats  |  Angels stats
Colorado AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Fowler, CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .265
  b-Atkins, G, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .206
Barmes, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .279
Helton, 1B 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 .321
Hawpe, DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 6 .333
Tulowitzki, SS 3 2 2 3 1 0 0 .266
Stewart, I, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .223
Gonzalez, C, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .180
Iannetta, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .237
Smith, S, LF 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .303
  a-Spilborghs, PH-LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .268
Totals 29 3 6 3 5 7 15  

a-Walked for Smith, S in the 7th. b-Struck out for Fowler in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Helton (19, O'Sullivan), Smith, S (5, O'Sullivan).
HR: Tulowitzki 2 (12, 4th inning off O'Sullivan, 0 on, 0 out; 6th inning off O'Sullivan, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Tulowitzki 8; Iannetta; Smith, S 2; Hawpe; Helton 2.
RBI: Tulowitzki 3 (30).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hawpe 4; Helton; Barmes.
SAC: Fowler 2; Spilborghs.
GIDP: Stewart, I.
Team RISP: 0-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Spilborghs (8, 2nd base off Bulger/Mathis).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Gonzalez, C (Figgins at 2nd base).
DP: (Tulowitzki-Barmes-Helton).

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .323
Abreu, RF 4 0 1 2 0 2 1 .293
Hunter, To, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .311
Guerrero, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .273
Rivera, J, LF 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .310
Morales, K, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .269
Izturis, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .278
Mathis, C 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 .212
Aybar, SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .274
Totals 29 4 7 4 1 5 9  

BATTING
2B: Mathis (2, Jimenez, U).
HR: Rivera, J (11, 4th inning off Jimenez, U, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Figgins; Mathis 3; Aybar; Abreu; Rivera, J 4; Izturis.
RBI: Figgins (20), Rivera, J (38), Abreu 2 (37).
2-out RBI: Rivera, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Abreu; Figgins.
SAC: Figgins.
GIDP: Guerrero.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
DP: (Izturis-Aybar-Morales, K).

 
Colorado IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jimenez, U (L, 6-7) 7.0 7 4 4 1 5 1 3.83
Peralta, J 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.42
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
O'Sullivan 5.0 6 3 3 3 3 2 3.00
Oliver, D 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.30
Bulger 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5.10
Jepsen (W, 2-2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.81
Fuentes (S, 20) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.07

Jimenez, U pitched to 4 batters in the 8th.
O'Sullivan pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

Game Scores: Jimenez, U 51, O'Sullivan 43.
WP: Bulger.
HBP: Iannetta (by Fuentes).
Pitches-strikes: Jimenez, U 115-70, Peralta, J 8-4, O'Sullivan 101-57, Oliver, D 16-10, Bulger 20-10, Jepsen 9-7, Fuentes 18-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Jimenez, U 12-4, Peralta, J 1-1, O'Sullivan 7-4, Oliver, D 0-1, Bulger 3-0, Jepsen 2-1, Fuentes 1-0.
Batters faced: Jimenez, U 29, Peralta, J 2, O'Sullivan 23, Oliver, D 3, Bulger 5, Jepsen 3, Fuentes 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Peralta, J 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Runge. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Angel Campos.
Weather: 70 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:49.
Att: 42,233.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
June 23, 2009
June 23, 2009

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