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Lackey, Angels aim to improve league-best marks vs. Astros

Jun 18, 2007 - 1:35 PM Houston (30-39) at LA Angels (44-26) 10:05 pm EDT

ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will begin a three-game series with the Houston Astros on Monday at Angel Stadium.

John Lackey (10-4, 2.53 ERA) will look to become the first pitcher in the majors to 11 wins when he takes the mound in Anaheim, where the Angels boast a league-best 24-9 home record. The Angels have also won 11 of their last 12 series.

In a 6-3 win over Cincinnati on Wednesday, Lackey allowed three runs - one earned - and three hits over six innings, bouncing back from one of his worst outings of the season to notch his sixth win in seven outings. The righthander will be making his first career start against the Astros.

Opposing the red-hot Angels will be Chris Sampson (6-5, 3.29), who has gone 2-0 with a 2.91 ERA in the month of June. He will be his making his first career start against Anaheim.

In a 7-3 loss to Oakland on Wednesday, the righthander yielded two runs and three hits over seven innings but did not receive a decision, snapping a two-game winning streak.

While the Angels have enjoyed great success at home, the Astros are a National League-worst 13-21 on the road.








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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    HOUSTON 0 1 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 9 12 0
    LA ANGELS 0 2 1 1 0 0 5 0 1 10 19 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: HOU - CHRIS SAMPSON, CHAD QUALLS (7TH), DAVE BORKOWSKI (8TH), TREVER
    MILLER (9TH) AND ERIC MUNSON
    LAA - JOHN LACKEY, HECTOR CARRASCO (5TH), CHRIS
    BOOTCHECK (7TH),

    Jun 19 1:44 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY CHONE FIGGINS SCORED REGGIE WILLITS.
    FINAL SCORE: LA ANGELS 10, HOUSTON 9

    Astros vs. AngelsJun 19 1:44 AM
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    Astros vs. AngelsJun 19 1:10 AM
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    Astros vs. AngelsJun 19 12:52 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHONE FIGGINS SCORED ERICK AYBAR.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, C FIGGINS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 9
    LA ANGELS 9 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: O CABRERA (.344, 2-FOR-4, RBI)

    Astros vs. AngelsJun 19 12:50 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY REGGIE WILLITS SCORED MIKE NAPOLI.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, E AYBAR ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 9
    LA ANGELS 8 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C FIGGINS (.275, 4-FOR-4, RBI)

    Astros vs. AngelsJun 19 12:49 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ERICK AYBAR SCORED HOWIE KENDRICK.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, E AYBAR ON FIRST, M NAPOLI ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 9
    LA ANGELS 7 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: R WILLITS (.324, 0-FOR-3, BB)

    Astros vs. AngelsJun 19 12:46 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SHEA HILLENBRAND SCORED VLADIMIR GUERRERO AND
    GARY MATTHEWS JR.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, S HILLENBRAND ON FIRST, H KENDRICK ON
    SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 9
    LA ANGELS 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M NAPOLI (.252, 2-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Astros vs. AngelsJun 19 12:45 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY MORGAN ENSBERG SCORED MIKE LAMB.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, L SCOTT ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 9
    LA ANGELS 4 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: C BIGGIO (.237, 1-FOR-4)

    Astros vs. AngelsJun 19 12:43 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - PITCHING CHANGE
    LAA: CHRIS BOOTCHECK (1-1, 4.56) IN THE 7TH
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, L SCOTT ON SECOND, M LAMB ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 8, LA ANGELS 4
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: M ENSBERG (.215, 0-FOR-2)

    Astros vs. AngelsJun 19 12:43 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARK LORETTA SCORED CARLOS LEE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M LORETTA ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 7
    LA ANGELS 4 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: M LAMB (.309, 1-FOR-3, HR, 3 RBI)

    Astros vs. AngelsJun 19 12:14 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY MIKE LAMB (6) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF JOHN LACKEY SCORED CARLOS LEE AND MARK LORETTA.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 6, LA ANGELS 4
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: L SCOTT (.251, 1-FOR-2, HR, RBI)

    Astros vs. AngelsJun 18 11:39 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY MARK LORETTA SCORED CRAIG BIGGIO AND
    LANCE BERKMAN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M LORETTA ON SECOND, C LEE ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 3
    LA ANGELS 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: M LAMB (.303, 0-FOR-2)

    Astros vs. AngelsJun 18 11:37 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ORLANDO CABRERA SCORED CHONE FIGGINS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, O CABRERA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 1
    LA ANGELS 4 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: V GUERRERO (.326, 0-FOR-2)

    Astros vs. AngelsJun 18 11:18 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE NAPOLI SCORED HOWIE KENDRICK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M NAPOLI ON FIRST, S HILLENBRAND ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 1
    LA ANGELS 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: E AYBAR (.243, 0-FOR-1)

    Astros vs. AngelsJun 18 11:03 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHONE FIGGINS SCORED SHEA HILLENBRAND.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C FIGGINS ON FIRST, R WILLITS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 1
    LA ANGELS 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: O CABRERA (.344, 1-FOR-1)

    Astros vs. AngelsJun 18 10:43 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE NAPOLI SCORED HOWIE KENDRICK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M NAPOLI ON FIRST, S HILLENBRAND ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 1
    LA ANGELS 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: E AYBAR (.245, 0 HR, 13 RBI)

    Astros vs. AngelsJun 18 10:36 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY LUKE SCOTT (7) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    2ND OFF JOHN LACKEY.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 1, LA ANGELS 0
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: E MUNSON (.238, 1 HR, 2 RBI)

    Astros vs. AngelsJun 18 10:26 PM