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Angels 11, Red Sox 3
John Lackey is the sixth pitcher in Angels history with 1,000 strikeouts. (Gus Ruelas/AP)
John Lackey tallied the 1,000th strikeout of his career in the fourth inning, prompting a scoring spree from his teammates with the Angels rattling off three runs or more in three separate frames, as they routed the Red Sox in the series opener.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (57-41)
Lost 1
LA Angels 11, Boston 3   LAA
LA Angels (58-38)
Won 3
July 18, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   3 5 1
LA Angels
3 0 0 1 4 3 0 0 X   11 14 0
Standings thru 7/18/08  |  Recap: BOS | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Angels stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF4000012.266
Pedroia, 2B4020001.316
Drew, RF4000002.298
Ramirez, M, LF3221100.296
Lowell, 3B4000012.293
Youkilis, 1B3112010.314
Casey, DH3000020.364
Varitek, C3000010.215
  Cash, C0000000.242
Cora, SS1000100.279
Totals29353267 

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (29, Lackey).
HR: Youkilis (16, 2nd inning off Lackey, 1 on, 1 out), Ramirez, M (19, 4th inning off Lackey, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Pedroia 3; Ramirez, M 5; Youkilis 4.
RBI: Youkilis 2 (65), Ramirez, M (61).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Drew.
GIDP: Drew; Ellsbury; Pedroia.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
E: Cora (3, fielding).
Outfield assists: Ellsbury (Guerrero at 1st base).
DP: (Ellsbury-Youkilis).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B5110010.273
Kotchman, 1B5220001.284
Izturis, SS3222100.276
  Willits, RF-CF1000010.161
Guerrero, RF4221003.288
  Aybar, SS1000010.281
Hunter, CF3210101.270
  a-Quinlan, PH-RF1000000.258
Anderson, DH4245000.272
Rivera, LF3010112.236
Kendrick, 2B4012004.319
Mathis, C4000002.211
Totals381114103413 

a-Grounded out for Hunter in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Kotchman (22, Buchholz), Izturis (10, Buchholz), Figgins (9, Lopez), Hunter (23, Lopez).
3B: Izturis (2, Lopez).
HR: Anderson (9, 4th inning off Buchholz, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Figgins 2; Kotchman 3; Izturis 5; Guerrero 2; Hunter 2; Anderson 7; Rivera; Kendrick.
RBI: Izturis 2 (32), Guerrero (51), Anderson 5 (49), Kendrick 2 (27).
2-out RBI: Anderson 3; Kendrick 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kendrick 2; Mathis.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Izturis-Kotchman, Kendrick-Izturis-Kotchman, Figgins-Kendrick-Kotchman).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buchholz (L, 2-5)4.28842215.88
Aardsma 0.11001002.75
Lopez 0.24330002.87
Timlin 1.11000006.00
Hansen 1.00000205.27
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lackey (W, 7-2)7.05332622.58
Speier 1.00000005.12
O'Day 1.00000003.06

HBP: Cora (by Speier).
Pitches-strikes: Buchholz 83-53, Aardsma 11-6, Lopez 19-10, Timlin 13-8, Hansen 11-8, Lackey 90-59, Speier 13-9, O'Day 11-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Buchholz 4-7, Aardsma 0-1, Lopez 2-0, Timlin 2-2, Hansen 1-0, Lackey 11-4, Speier 2-1, O'Day 1-2.
Batters faced: Buchholz 24, Aardsma 3, Lopez 6, Timlin 5, Hansen 3, Lackey 26, Speier 3, O'Day 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Aardsma 2-2, Timlin 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: Brian O'Nora. 2B: Tom Hallion. 3B: Jerry Crawford.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:35.
Att: 44,260.

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