Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 6/29)

Game 1: Friday, June 28
Los Angeles 7Final
Anaheim 5
Game 2: Saturday, June 29
Los Angeles 0Final
Anaheim 7
Game 3: Sunday, June 30
Los Angeles 1Final
Anaheim 5

Dodgers 0

(50-30, 23-15 away)

Angels 7

(46-33, 23-16 home)

    10:05 PM ET, June 29, 2002

    Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California 

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    W: A. Sele (7-5)

    L: K. Ishii (11-4)

    Sele, Angels outduel Dodgers' Ishii again

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Aaron Sele retired 23 of his last 25 batters and pitched a three-hitter as the Anaheim Angels beat Kazuhisa Ishii for the second time in 16 days with a 7-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.

    Tim Salmon went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs, helping send the Dodgers to their second loss in 11 games and reducing Los Angeles' lead in the NL West to 2{ games over Arizona.

    Sele (7-5) limited the team with the NL's best record to a pair of singles -- Mark Grudzielanek in the second, Shawn Green in the sixth and Eric Karros in the ninth. The right-hander struck out five, walked one and hit a batter while going the distance for the 14th time in 257 career starts.

    Sele's last complete-game victory also came in an interleague contest, on July 15, 2001, at Seattle, when he beat Arizona 8-0 with a two-hitter.

    The shutout was the eighth for the two-time All-Star, who signed a three-year, $24 million contract with the Angels last December. He hadn't pitched more than 7 1/3 innings in any of his previous 15 starts with the Angels.

    The Dodgers were shut out for the ninth time this season, one more than all of last year.

    Ishii (11-4) was allowed five runs and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings in his third loss in four starts, after winning in 10 of his first 11 outings.

    The Japanese left-hander's recent slump could derail his chances of becoming the first Dodgers rookie pitcher to make an All-Star team since countryman Hideo Nomo in 1995. The rosters will be announced Sunday night.

    Ishii retired only 10 of the 23 batters he faced through 3 2/3 innings -- one on a double play. Salmon hit an RBI single in the first and a two-run homer in the eighth, Troy Glaus and Scott Spiezio had run-scoring singles in the third, and Garret Anderson hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

    A fifth run was charged to Ishii when Guillermo Mota relieved him and walked Spiezio with the bases loaded. Both runs in the fourth were unearned, as a result of second baseman Grudzielanek's fielding error on a leadoff grounder toward the middle by Jose Nieves.

    The Dodgers received a scare in the bottom of the first when right fielder Green, the team's home run and RBI leader, slammed into center fielder Dave Roberts just as Roberts caught Spiezio's opposite-field fly for the third out. Both players hit hard, but stayed in the game.

    Game notes

    Eric Gagne needs a save in either of the Dodgers' next two games to reach the 30-save mark faster than anyone in major league history. Bobby Thigpen and Lee Smith each did it in their team's 83rd game -- Thigpen with the White Sox in 1990 and Smith with the Cardinals in 1993. ... Sunday's series finale will give the Angels three consecutive sellouts for the first time since Anaheim Stadium was reduced from 65,158 capacity to 45,030 six years ago and renamed Edison Field. Their only other sellout this season was opening day. ... Twelve years ago Saturday, Angels manager Mike Scioscia caught a no-hitter for the first time in the majors -- by Fernando Valenzuela. Scioscia, who has caught more games than anyone in Dodgers history, also was on the receiving end of Kevin Gross' no-no in 1992.

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