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Royal domination
Escobar throws it alone
Kelvim Escobar pitched one of his finest game of the season -- two runs and nine strikeouts over an eight-inning complete game -- but he was only the second best pitcher in the game as the Angels were blanked on five hits by Felix Hernandez.
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Mariners 2, Angels 0
Felix Hernandez rejoices after finishing off the Angels with a five-hit, no-walk blanking.  (Kevin P. Casey/AP)
Series at a glance:
King Felix's first shutout
Felix Hernandez dominated from start to quick finish, throwing his first career shutout with a tidy 95-pitch five-hitter vs. the Angels. The Mariners thus ended a 20-game slide against AL West foes, while winning their fifth straight game overall, in a speedy 1:51.
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 Hernandez pitches a shutout:
 Sexson's RBI double
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 28, 2006
LAA
LA Angels (69-63)
Lost 2
Seattle 2, LA Angels 0   SEA
Seattle (62-69)
Won 5
August 28, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 0
Seattle
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 X   2 7 1
Standings thru 8/28/06  |  Gameday  |  Angels Stats  |  Mariners Stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, CF4000000.263
Izturis, 3B4010002.310
Cabrera, SS4010003.288
Guerrero, RF4010011.326
Anderson, DH3010000.275
Rivera, LF3000001.298
Kendrick, 1B3000010.317
Kennedy, 2B3000010.264
Molina, C3010010.258
Totals31050047 

BATTING
TB: Izturis; Cabrera; Guerrero; Anderson; Molina.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera.
GIDP: Rivera.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Rivera (Suzuki at 2nd base).

 
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, CF4010011.319
Snelling, RF4000020.357
Beltre, 3B4110000.266
Ibanez, LF3110000.282
Sexson, 1B3021000.239
Broussard, DH3000023.292
Johjima, C3021000.294
Lopez, 2B3000023.278
Bloomquist, SS3000021.241
  Betancourt, SS0000000.301
Totals30272098 

BATTING
2B: Sexson (26, Escobar).
TB: Suzuki; Beltre; Ibanez; Sexson 3; Johjima 2.
RBI: Sexson (88), Johjima (57).
2-out RBI: Johjima.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Lopez (11, throw).
DP: (Lopez-Bloomquist-Sexson).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Escobar (L, 9-12)8.07220903.79
 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (W, 11-12)9.05000404.54

Pitches-strikes: Escobar 106-71, Hernandez 95-70.
Ground outs-fly outs: Escobar 5-9, Hernandez 16-6.
Batters faced: Escobar 30, Hernandez 31.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Jerry Crawford. 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 76 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, R to L.
T: 1:51.
Att: 28,750.

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