Cubs Comeback Falls Short as Angels Take Game One Reviewed by Momizat on . Angels 7, Cubs 6 Chicago -- The Cubs mounted a valiant comeback in the ninth, but fail to atone for another game of poor defense. The Cubs wasted another qualit Angels 7, Cubs 6 Chicago -- The Cubs mounted a valiant comeback in the ninth, but fail to atone for another game of poor defense. The Cubs wasted another qualit Rating:
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Cubs Comeback Falls Short as Angels Take Game One

Cubs Comeback Falls Short as Angels Take Game One

Angels 7, Cubs 6

Chicago — The Cubs mounted a valiant comeback in the ninth, but fail to atone for another game of poor defense. The Cubs wasted another quality start by Carlos Silva (8-2) who loses for the second consecutive game. Scott Kazmir (7-5) was just as solid as each went six innings. Torii Hunter homered to give the Angels as 3-2 lead in the sixth en route to Los Angeles’ inevitable win.

The Angels blew the game wide open in the seventh taking advantage of errors on two consecutive plays by 3B Jeff Baker that led to three runs and added another in the eighth on Derrek Lee’s fourth error of the year.

The Cubs made it interesting in the ninth as Tyler Colvin hit a three-run homer, his eighth of the year and Derrek Lee smashed his second of the game to pull within one. However, it was all for naught as Fernando Rodney induced a game-ending ground out of Geovany Soto to record his sixth save on the year.

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
ANA « 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 1 0 7 7 0
CHC 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 6 7 3
LA Angels
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
H. Kendrick 2b 4 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 .269
K. Frandsen 3b 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .339
B. Abreu rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .262
T. Hunter cf 3 3 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .290
H. Matsui lf 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262
K. Jepsen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
R. Quinlan ph-1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .129
M. Napoli 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .251
F. Rodriguez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
F. Rodney p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Mathis c 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .316
B. Wood ss 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .160
S. Kazmir p 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
J. Rivera ph-lf 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .242
Totals 33 7 7 6 2 2 7 2 8
Batting
2B – B Abreu (18, C Silva).
HR – H Kendrick (6, 7th inning off B Howry 1 on, 1 Out), T Hunter (11, 6th inning off C Silva 0 on, 1 Out).
S – R Quinlan, B Wood, S Kazmir.
RBI – H Kendrick 2 (43), T Hunter (47), H Matsui (40), J Mathis (4), J Rivera (30).
2-out RBI – J Mathis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – H Kendrick 1, B Wood 2.
GIDP – K Frandsen.
Team LOB – 4.
Base Running
SB – T Hunter (6, 2nd base off J Grabow/G Soto), R Quinlan (2, 2nd base off J Grabow/G Soto).
Fielding
PB – J Mathis.
Chi Cubs
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
T. Colvin rf 4 2 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 .315
J. Baker 3b 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .253
K. Fukudome ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287
M. Byrd cf 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .321
D. Lee 1b 4 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 .232
G. Soto c 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275
A. Soriano lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .267
S. Castro ss 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .272
R. Theriot 2b 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 .277
C. Silva p 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .080
B. Howry p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Grabow p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
T. Gorzelanny p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176
C. Tracy ph 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .270
Totals 33 6 7 6 3 6 4 0 12
Batting
2B – S Castro (4, S Kazmir).
HR – T Colvin (8, 9th inning off F Rodriguez 2 on, 0 Out), D Lee 2 (10, 4th inning off S Kazmir 0 on, 0 Out, 9th inning off F Rodney 0 on, 2 Out).
SF – G Soto.
RBI – T Colvin 3 (20), D Lee 2 (29), G Soto (17).
2-out RBI – D Lee.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Soriano 1, R Theriot 1, C Silva 1.
Team LOB – 8.
Fielding
E – J Baker (2, throw 2); D Lee (4, throw).
DP – 1 (S Castro-D Lee).
LA Angels
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
S. Kazmir (W, 7-5) 6.0 5 2 2 3 3 1 1.51 5.08
K. Jepsen 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.52 4.94
F. Rodriguez 1.0 1 3 3 2 1 1 0.71 3.18
F. Rodney (S, 6) 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1.43 3.29
Chi Cubs
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
C. Silva (L, 8-2) 6.0 6 3 3 0 4 1 1.08 3.01
B. Howry 1.0 1 3 0 0 0 1 1.46 6.75
J. Grabow 1.0 0 1 0 1 2 0 2.05 8.59
T. Gorzelanny 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.42 3.48
WP – B Howry.
IBB – R Theriot (by S Kazmir).
HPB – J Baker (by S Kazmir).
Pitches-strikes – K Jepsen 18-12; F Rodriguez 28-15; F Rodney 16-8; S Kazmir 106-63; C Silva 70-50; B Howry 18-10; J Grabow 19-11; T Gorzelanny 10-6.
Ground balls-fly balls – K Jepsen 1-2; F Rodriguez 0-3; F Rodney 3-1; S Kazmir 7-8; C Silva 12-2; B Howry 4-1; J Grabow 0-0; T Gorzelanny 1-0.
Batters faced – K Jepsen 4; F Rodriguez 6; F Rodney 4; S Kazmir 27; C Silva 24; B Howry 6; J Grabow 5; T Gorzelanny 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP–Ed Hickox. 1B–Fieldin Culbreth. 2B–Marty Foster. 3B–Gary Cederstrom.

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