The offense came alive, and Kelvim Escobar cruised to his eighth win, striking out eight over seven innings. Orlando Cabrera had three hits and an RBI, while Howie Kendrick had three hits and drove in a pair of runs. The victory was the Angels' fifth over the Dodgers this season.
Rafael Furcal homered in the first to provide an early lead, but Randy Wolf ran into trouble in the four-run third, while the offense struggled against Kelvim Escobar. Nomar Garciaparra drove in runs in the fifth, seventh and ninth, but a late Angels push was too much in the series finale.
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