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Angels savor last licks
Cabrera delivers in the ninth
The Angels began defense of their AL West title in terrific fashion. Vladimir Guerrero homered in his first at-bat of the season and then Orlando Cabrera provided the winning margin with a two-run single in the top of the ninth.
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Angels 5, Mariners 4
Vladimir Guerrero watches as his first swing of the 2006 season results in a home run. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty)
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Kenji homers in MLB debut
The excitement of Opening Day at Safeco included the Mariners rallying from a three-run deficit, triggered by a Kenji Johjima homer in his first Major League game. But Seattle wound up on the short end of the score.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 03, 2006
LAA
LA Angels
LA Angels 5, Seattle 4   SEA
Seattle
April 3, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2   5 11 1
Seattle
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1   4 9 0
Standings thru 4/3/06  |  Recap: LAA | SEA  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Mariners stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B4110100.250
Cabrera, SS5132002.600
Anderson, DH5000033.000
Guerrero, RF4122001.500
Rivera, LF4010001.250
Erstad, CF4110011.250
Kotchman, 1B3011100.333
1-Izturis, PR-2B0100000.000
Molina, C3020000.667
Kennedy, 2B2000102.000
a-Salmon, PH1000001.000
Quinlan, 1B0000000.000
Totals3551153411 

a-Grounded out for Kennedy in the 9th.
1-Ran for Kotchman in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Erstad (1, Moyer), Molina (1, Moyer).
HR: Guerrero (1, 1st inning off Moyer, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Figgins; Cabrera 3; Guerrero 5; Rivera; Erstad 2; Kotchman; Molina 3.
RBI: Guerrero 2 (2), Kotchman (1), Cabrera 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Guerrero 2; Cabrera 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kennedy; Cabrera 2; Anderson.
S: Molina.
GIDP: Rivera.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Figgins (1, 2nd base off Putz/Johjima), Cabrera (1, 2nd base off Putz/Johjima).

FIELDING
E: Kennedy (1, fielding).

 
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, RF5010023.200
Lopez, 2B5021010.400
Ibanez, LF3010110.333
Sexson, 1B4000014.000
Beltre, 3B4000002.000
Everett, DH4010000.250
Johjima, C3111000.333
Reed, CF4110033.250
Betancourt, SS3111003.333
a-Petagine, PH11110001.000
Totals364941815 

a-Homered for Betancourt in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Reed (1, Colon).
HR: Johjima (1, 5th inning off Colon, 0 on, 1 out), Petagine (1, 9th inning off Rodriguez, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Suzuki; Lopez 2; Ibanez; Everett; Johjima 4; Reed 2; Betancourt; Petagine 4.
RBI: Johjima (1), Betancourt (1), Lopez (1), Petagine (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltre; Sexson; Suzuki 2.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Reed (Kotchman at 2nd base).
DP: (Betancourt-Lopez-Sexson).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Colon 5.08331415.40
Romero 1.20000100.00
Shields (W, 1-0)1.10000100.00
Rodriguez (S, 1)1.01110219.00
 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Moyer 6.29331214.05
Soriano 1.01000000.00
Sherrill (L, 0-1)0.201111013.50
Putz 0.211111013.50

Colon pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

WP: Colon, Soriano.
HBP: Johjima (by Colon).
Pitches-strikes: Colon 95-67, Romero 21-12, Shields 14-10, Rodriguez 18-13, Moyer 80-52, Soriano 21-14, Sherrill 15-9, Putz 23-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Colon 5-5, Romero 3-1, Shields 0-3, Rodriguez 1-0, Moyer 10-7, Soriano 0-3, Sherrill 1-0, Putz 1-0.
Batters faced: Colon 25, Romero 5, Shields 4, Rodriguez 4, Moyer 28, Soriano 4, Sherrill 3, Putz 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Romero 3-0, Soriano 2-0, Sherrill 1-0, Putz 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Charlie Reliford. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 53 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:08.
Att: 45,509.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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