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Angels 6, Red Sox 4
Gary Matthews Jr. celebrates his first homer with Dino Ebel. (Katie McMahon/Reuters)
The Angels aren't known for their power, but Gary Matthews Jr. cleared the Monster twice, Casey Kotchman delivered a go-ahead homer in the sixth and Torii Hunter went 4-for-5 to give Jon Garland his third win.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (13-9)
Won 1
LA Angels 6, Boston 4   BOS
Boston (15-8)
Lost 1
April 23, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1   6 13 0
Boston
0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0   4 10 1
Standings thru 4/23/08  |  Recap: LAA | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Red Sox stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B5000012.341
Matthews, LF4222110.247
Guerrero, RF5220001.282
Hunter, CF5041001.333
Anderson, DH3000113.236
Aybar, SS4011003.349
Mathis, C4110022.364
Kotchman, 1B3121100.329
Izturis, 2B4011001.186
Totals3761363513 

BATTING
2B: Hunter (7, Lester), Mathis (3, Lester), Izturis (2, Lester).
HR: Matthews 2 (4, 1st inning off Lester, 0 on, 1 out; 5th inning off Lester, 0 on, 0 out), Kotchman (6, 6th inning off Hansen, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Matthews 8; Guerrero 2; Hunter 5; Aybar; Mathis 2; Kotchman 5; Izturis 2.
RBI: Matthews 2 (15), Izturis (7), Aybar (5), Kotchman (14), Hunter (12).
2-out RBI: Aybar; Kotchman; Hunter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson; Figgins; Mathis; Aybar 2.
GIDP: Figgins; Hunter.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Guerrero (1, 2nd base off Timlin/Cash), Mathis (1, 3rd base off Lester/Cash).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Izturis-Aybar-Kotchman 2).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF5010010.298
Pedroia, 2B4111000.359
Ortiz, DH2112200.188
Ramirez, LF3010113.341
Drew, RF4100004.284
Casey, 1B4020001.353
Lugo, SS3021000.338
Lowrie, 3B4010004.350
Cash, C4110002.231
Totals3341043214 

BATTING
2B: Cash (2, Garland), Casey (6, Garland).
HR: Ortiz (3, 5th inning off Garland, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Pedroia; Ortiz 4; Ramirez; Casey 3; Lugo 2; Lowrie; Cash 2.
RBI: Lugo (5), Pedroia (13), Ortiz 2 (18).
2-out RBI: Lugo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Drew; Cash.
S: Lugo.
SF: Pedroia.
GIDP: Drew; Lowrie.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Pedroia (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Ramirez (Kotchman at home), Ellsbury (Hunter at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Lugo-Casey, Lugo-Pedroia-Casey).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garland (W, 3-2)6.08442115.04
Speier (H, 5)1.00001004.91
Shields (H, 4)1.02000001.00
Rodriguez, F (S, 8)1.00000104.82
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester 5.09442125.40
Hansen (L, 0-1)1.22110315.40
Lopez 1.10001102.89
Timlin 1.021100013.50

Pitches-strikes: Garland 82-47, Speier 16-8, Shields 9-5, Rodriguez, F 10-7, Lester 80-48, Hansen 34-20, Lopez 19-11, Timlin 17-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Garland 11-6, Speier 1-2, Shields 3-0, Rodriguez, F 1-1, Lester 12-1, Hansen 1-1, Lopez 2-1, Timlin 2-0.
Batters faced: Garland 27, Speier 4, Shields 4, Rodriguez, F 3, Lester 23, Hansen 8, Lopez 5, Timlin 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Lopez 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Montague. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Phil Cuzzi. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:52.
Att: 38,172.

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