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Halos take series
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Angels 7, Red Sox 5
Joe Saunders improved to 4-0 on Thursday afternoon. (Steve Senne/AP)
The Angels weren't able to muster much against Sox starter Justin Masterson other than a couple of hits -- one, a solo homer by Mike Napoli. But the offense rallied in the seventh once Masterson left the game, and the Halos left Boston with a series win.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (14-9)
Won 2
LA Angels 7, Boston 5   BOS
Boston (15-9)
Lost 2
April 24, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 1   7 9 0
Boston
0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2   5 10 1
Standings thru 4/24/08  |  Recap: LAA | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Red Sox stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B4011110.337
Matthews, RF5033010.266
Guerrero, DH2000303.276
Anderson, LF5110015.234
Hunter, CF5000024.313
Kotchman, 1B2100303.321
Izturis, 2B3111101.194
Napoli, C4211122.229
Aybar, SS4221000.358
Totals347979718 

BATTING
2B: Matthews (4, Aardsma).
HR: Napoli (5, 5th inning off Masterson, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Figgins; Matthews 4; Anderson; Izturis; Napoli 4; Aybar 2.
RBI: Napoli (10), Aybar (6), Figgins (5), Matthews 3 (18), Izturis (8).
2-out RBI: Matthews.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Napoli; Kotchman 2; Guerrero 2.
SF: Izturis.
GIDP: Anderson.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Anderson (1, 2nd base off Tavarez/Cash), Aybar (4, 2nd base off Aardsma/Cash), Izturis (5, 2nd base off Masterson/Cash).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, RF5110003.290
Pedroia, 2B5010021.351
Ortiz, DH5112001.189
Ramirez, LF5130001.356
Youkilis, 1B2100202.345
Lowrie, 3B3010000.348
Lugo, SS4000014.321
Crisp, CF4122002.341
Cash, C2011112.250
  a-Casey, PH1000010.346
Totals3651053516 

a-Struck out for Cash in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Crisp 2 (4, Saunders, Saunders), Cash (3, Saunders), Ramirez (8, Speier).
HR: Ortiz (4, 9th inning off Shields, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Pedroia; Ortiz 4; Ramirez 4; Lowrie; Crisp 4; Cash 2.
RBI: Crisp 2 (5), Cash (2), Ortiz 2 (20).
2-out RBI: Crisp; Cash; Ortiz 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cash 2; Ellsbury 2; Youkilis.
S: Lowrie.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crisp 2 (4, 3rd base off Saunders/Napoli, 3rd base off Saunders/Napoli).

FIELDING
E: Crisp (1, fielding).
PB: Cash (3).
DP: (Pedroia-Lugo-Youkilis).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Saunders (W, 4-0)6.07333302.55
Speier (H, 6)1.01000104.32
Shields (H, 5)1.22220112.53
Rodriguez, F (S, 9)0.10000004.66
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Masterson 6.02114411.50
Lopez 0.01221004.82
Delcarmen (L, 0-1)0.01221005.06
Okajima (BS, 2)1.02001200.96
Aardsma 1.02111103.55
Tavarez 1.01101005.23

Lopez pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
Delcarmen pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

IBB: Guerrero (by Okajima).
Pitches-strikes: Saunders 101-57, Speier 19-11, Shields 28-21, Rodriguez, F 5-3, Masterson 95-58, Lopez 12-5, Delcarmen 8-2, Okajima 32-19, Aardsma 26-17, Tavarez 16-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Saunders 11-4, Speier 1-1, Shields 4-0, Rodriguez, F 0-1, Masterson 11-3, Lopez 0-0, Delcarmen 0-0, Okajima 0-1, Aardsma 1-1, Tavarez 1-2.
Batters faced: Saunders 28, Speier 4, Shields 7, Rodriguez, F 1, Masterson 23, Lopez 2, Delcarmen 2, Okajima 6, Aardsma 6, Tavarez 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Delcarmen 2-1, Okajima 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Ed Montague.
Weather: 75 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 18 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:17.
Att: 37,848.

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