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Angels nab early edge
Angels 3, White Sox 2
Paul Byrd pitched into the seventh inning on short rest. (Getty Images)
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 Ed Randall wraps up Game 1: 350K
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 Shields on the 'pen, travel: 350K
 Kennedy on Halos, Contreras: 350K
 K-Rod locks it down: 56K | 350K
 Byrd flies high: 56K | 350K
 Scioscia & Byrd postgame: 350K
 Molina shows off his arm: 56K | 350K
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 Erstad's good grab: 56K | 350K
A three-day whirlwind for the Angels ended with a victory in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. Garret Anderson's home run in the second gave Paul Byrd -- pitching on short rest -- an early advantage, and two more runs in the third held up.
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October 11, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 7 1
Chi White Sox
0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   2 7 0
Figgins, 3B3010010.333
Cabrera, SS4011001.250
Guerrero, DH4001002.000
Anderson, LF4111011.250
Molina, B, C4010000.250
Erstad, 1B4010001.250
Rivera, RF4000002.000
Finley, CF3110021.333
Kennedy, 2B3110000.333

HR: Anderson (1, 2nd inning off Contreras, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Figgins; Cabrera; Anderson 4; Molina, B; Erstad; Finley; Kennedy.
RBI: Anderson (1), Cabrera (1), Guerrero (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Finley; Guerrero.
S: Figgins.
Team LOB: 4.

SB: Figgins (1, 2nd base off Contreras/Pierzynski), Erstad (1, 2nd base off Contreras/Pierzynski).

E: Figgins (1, fielding).

Podsednik, LF3010111.333
Iguchi, 2B4010001.250
Dye, RF4010002.250
Konerko, 1B4000002.000
Everett, DH4110000.250
1-Ozuna, PR-DH0000000.000
Rowand, CF3000002.000
Pierzynski, C4011002.250
Crede, 3B4111022.250
Uribe, SS3010000.333

1-Ran for Everett in the 9th.

HR: Crede (1, 3rd inning off Byrd, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Podsednik; Iguchi; Dye; Everett; Pierzynski; Crede 4; Uribe.
RBI: Crede (1), Pierzynski (1).
2-out RBI: Pierzynski.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dye; Konerko.
Team LOB: 6.

CS: Podsednik (1, 2nd base by Byrd/Molina, B), Pierzynski (1, 2nd base by Shields/Molina, B).

Byrd (W, 1-0)6.05221113.00
Shields (H, 1)2.02000100.00
Rodriguez (S, 1)1.00000100.00
Contreras (L, 0-1)8.17330413.24
Cotts 0.20000000.00

Byrd pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

HBP: Rowand (by Byrd).
Pitches-strikes: Byrd 73-46, Shields 27-18, Rodriguez 11-8, Contreras 102-68, Cotts 7-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Byrd 5-11, Shields 1-3, Rodriguez 1-1, Contreras 14-7, Cotts 1-1.
Batters faced: Byrd 24, Shields 7, Rodriguez 4, Contreras 32, Cotts 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Shields 1-0, Cotts 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: Doug Eddings. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Ron Kulpa. LF: Ed Rapuano. RF: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 61 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:47.
Att: 40,659.

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