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Escobar, Guerrero help Angels crush Pirates

Jun 24, 2007 - 6:22 AM ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- Kelvim Escobar tossed eight stellar innings and Vladimir Guerrero homered as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim rolled to a 10-1 triumph over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.

In his first career start against Pittsburgh, Escobar (9-3) scattered one run and five hits with four strikeouts to pick up his fifth victory in his last seven trips to the hill.

Escobar was en route to his third shutout win of the season until Xavier Nady doubled and scored on Ronny Paulino's RBI single in the seventh.

"(Escobar) just kept us off-balance all game," Nady said. "We knew that they had a lot of good pitchers and it showed."

Pittsburgh then loaded the bases but Escobar got Chris Duffy to hit into the inning-ending double play.

"That was a big part of the game," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "A hit in that situation would have made me go to our bullpen."

Anaheim got to starter Ian Snell (6-5) in the second inning as Guerrero and Gary Matthews Jr. both had base hits and scored when Howie Kendrick roped a two-run double to center for a 2-0 edge.

"I just didn't have my best stuff," Snell said. "I was trying to be too careful against those guys."

After Kendry Morales singled, Shea Hillenbrand plated Kendrick on a fielder's choice. Mike Napoli then walked before Reggie Willits and Chone Figgins hit back-to-back run-scoring singles to cap the five-run uprising.

"I just got a pitch I liked and hit it," Willits said. "We played a good all-around game today and just hope we can come out here (Sunday) and steal another win."

The Angels continued to pour it on as Hillenbrand hit an RBI single in the seventh, Guerrero delivered a two-run blast - his 14th - and Morales added a run-scoring double one inning later off Pittsburgh reliever Tony Armas.

"(Guerrero's) just amazing," Escobar said. "Vlad is just a guy that we always seem to count on when the game is on the line and he always gets that hit we need."

Snell was pounded for a season-high five runs and 10 hits in six frames, falling to a disappointing 1-3 in eight road games this season.

"He (Snell) just didn't have his best stuff," Pirates manager Jim Tracy said.

The Pirates' offense has been lackluster during this current nine-game road trip, getting outscored, 25-5, through the first five contests. Pittsburgh is an eye-popping 0-21 when scoring less than three runs.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 1
    LA ANGELS 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 x 10 17 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PIT - IAN SNELL, TONY ARMAS (7TH) AND RONNY PAULINO
    LAA - KELVIM ESCOBAR, DUSTIN MOSELEY (9TH) AND MIKE
    NAPOLI

    HOME RUNS: PIT - NONE
    LAA - VLADIMIR GUERRERO (14)

    Jun 23 11:57 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY KENDRY MORALES SCORED HOWIE KENDRICK.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, K MORALES ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1
    LA ANGELS 10 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: S HILLENBRAND (.255, 1-FOR-4, 2 RBI)

    Pirates vs. AngelsJun 23 11:56 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY VLADIMIR GUERRERO (14) TO LEFT WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 8TH OFF TONY ARMAS SCORED ORLANDO CABRERA.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1, LA ANGELS 9
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: N HAYNES (.308, 1-FOR-2)

    Pirates vs. AngelsJun 23 11:56 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY ORLANDO CABRERA SCORED REGGIE WILLITS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, O CABRERA ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1
    LA ANGELS 7 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: V GUERRERO (.327, 2-FOR-4)

    Pirates vs. AngelsJun 23 11:56 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
    LA ANGELS 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 6 13 0 (BOT 8)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PIT - TONY ARMAS
    LAA - KELVIM ESCOBAR

    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: R WILLITS (.352, 2-FOR-3, BB, RBI)
    C FIGGINS (.296, 2-FOR-4, RBI)
    O CABRERA (.336, 0-FOR-4)

    Pirates vs. AngelsJun 23 11:55 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RONNY PAULINO SCORED XAVIER NADY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R PAULINO ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    LA ANGELS 0 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J BAUTISTA (.271, 2-FOR-6)

    Pirates vs. AngelsJun 23 11:33 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SHEA HILLENBRAND SCORED HOWIE KENDRICK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, 2 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1
    LA ANGELS 0 END BOTTOM, 7TH

    Pirates vs. AngelsJun 23 11:33 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY REGGIE WILLITS SCORED SHEA HILLENBRAND.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, 2 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1
    LA ANGELS 1 END BOTTOM, 2ND

    Pirates vs. AngelsJun 23 11:32 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY SHEA HILLENBRAND SCORED HOWIE KENDRICK.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, 2 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1
    LA ANGELS 2 END BOTTOM, 2ND

    Pirates vs. AngelsJun 23 11:32 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY HOWIE KENDRICK SCORED VLADIMIR GUERRERO AND GARY
    MATTHEWS JR.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, 2 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1
    LA ANGELS 3 END BOTTOM, 2ND

    Pirates vs. AngelsJun 23 11:32 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS
    CONFIRMED STARTERS: PIT - IAN SNELL
    LAA - KELVIM ESCOBAR

    Pirates vs. AngelsJun 23 11:32 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: T Armas relieved I Snell.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S HILLENBRAND ON FIRST, K MORALES ON THIRD, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    LA ANGELS 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: R Willits (.352, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    Pirates vs. AngelsJun 23 11:32 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: N Haynes ran for G Matthews Jr.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    LA ANGELS 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: S Hillenbrand (.255, 1-FOR-4, 2 RBI)

    Pirates vs. AngelsJun 23 11:32 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RONNY PAULINO SCORED XAVIER NADY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R PAULINO ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1
    LA ANGELS 6 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J WILSON (.257, 0-FOR-2)

    Pirates vs. AngelsJun 23 11:13 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SHEA HILLENBRAND SCORED HOWIE KENDRICK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S HILLENBRAND ON FIRST, K MORALES ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    LA ANGELS 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M NAPOLI (.251, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Pirates vs. AngelsJun 23 11:04 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHONE FIGGINS SCORED MIKE NAPOLI.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, C FIGGINS ON FIRST, R WILLITS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    LA ANGELS 5 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: O CABRERA (.339, 0-FOR-1)

    Pirates vs. AngelsJun 23 9:44 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY REGGIE WILLITS SCORED SHEA HILLENBRAND.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, R WILLITS ON SECOND, M NAPOLI ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    LA ANGELS 4 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C FIGGINS (.290, 0-FOR-1)

    Pirates vs. AngelsJun 23 9:44 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY SHEA HILLENBRAND SCORED HOWIE KENDRICK.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, S HILLENBRAND ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    LA ANGELS 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M NAPOLI (.255, 7 HR, 27 RBI)

    Pirates vs. AngelsJun 23 9:36 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY HOWIE KENDRICK SCORED VLADIMIR GUERRERO AND GARY
    MATTHEWS JR.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, H KENDRICK ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    LA ANGELS 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: K MORALES (.250, 1 HR, 4 RBI)

    Pirates vs. AngelsJun 23 9:32 PM