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Lackey goes for major league-leading 10th win

Jun 6, 2007 - 2:19 PM Minnesota (28-29) at LA Angels (38-22) 3:35 pm EDT

ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are the hottest team in baseball and their starting pitchers are the main reason.

The Angels will sent ace John Lackey to the mound on Wednesday when they go for a sweep of the visiting Minnesota Twins.

Anaheim has outscored the Twins, 21-4, in the first two games of the series with an offense that is clicking on all cylinders and a pitching staff that has shown very little weakness.

Kelvim Escobar tossed a complete game in Tuesday's 5-1 win while Jered Weaver surrendered one run in seven innings in Monday's 16-3 drubbing.

Lackey (9-3, 2.37 ERA) has allowed more than three earned runs in just one of his 12 starts this season and has not suffered a defeat since May 3. His 2.37 ERA places him second in the American League and a win over Minnesota would make him the first pitcher in the majors to reach double digits in wins.

The Twins will counter with rookie Kevin Slowey (0-0, 1.50). The 23-year-old righthander impressed in his major league debut on Friday, limiting Oakland to one run and six hits. He did not factor in the decision.

One of Minnesota's top prospects, Slowey will be facing a lineup that has piled on an average of seven runs per game during a five-game win streak.








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    MINNESOTA 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 2 8 11 2
    LA ANGELS 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 10 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: MIN - KEVIN SLOWEY, MATT GUERRIER (6TH), CARMEN CALI (7TH), PAT
    NESHEK (8TH), JOE NATHAN (9TH) AND MIKE REDMOND
    LAA - JOHN LACKEY, DUSTIN MOSELEY (8TH), DARREN OLIV

    Jun 6 6:39 PM
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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MICHAEL CUDDYER SCORED LUIS CASTILLO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M CUDDYER ON FIRST, J CIRILLO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 8
    LA ANGELS 5 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MORNEAU (.277, 1-FOR-4, RBI)

    Twins vs. AngelsJun 6 6:36 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JASON BARTLETT (1) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 9TH OFF DUSTIN MOSELEY.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 7, LA ANGELS 5
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: L CASTILLO (.335, 2-FOR-4)

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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY HOWIE KENDRICK (3) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 6TH OFF KEVIN SLOWEY.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 6, LA ANGELS 5
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: N HAYNES (.200, 0-FOR-2)

    Twins vs. AngelsJun 6 5:19 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JUSTIN MORNEAU SCORED LUIS CASTILLO.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, J MORNEAU ON FIRST, M CUDDYER ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 6
    LA ANGELS 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: T HUNTER (.305, 0-FOR-2)

    Twins vs. AngelsJun 6 5:04 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY NICK PUNTO (1) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 5TH OFF JOHN LACKEY SCORED MIKE REDMOND AND JASON KUBEL.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 5, LA ANGELS 4
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J BARTLETT (.236, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins vs. AngelsJun 6 4:55 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MICHAEL CUDDYER (8) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF JOHN LACKEY SCORED JEFF CIRILLO.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2, LA ANGELS 4
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MORNEAU (.276, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins vs. AngelsJun 6 4:36 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE NAPOLI SCORED CASEY KOTCHMAN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M NAPOLI ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0
    LA ANGELS 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: H KENDRICK (.245, 0-FOR-1)

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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CASEY KOTCHMAN SCORED ORLANDO CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C KOTCHMAN ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0
    LA ANGELS 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G ANDERSON (.250, 1-FOR-1)

    Twins vs. AngelsJun 6 4:24 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY REGGIE WILLITS SCORED HOWIE KENDRICK.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R WILLITS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0
    LA ANGELS 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C FIGGINS (.228, 1-FOR-1)

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    SINGLE BY MIKE NAPOLI SCORED GARRET ANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M NAPOLI ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0
    LA ANGELS 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: H KENDRICK (.247, 2 HR, 6 RBI)

    Twins vs. AngelsJun 6 4:05 PM