Final

Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 6/12)

Game 1: Friday, June 11
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Anaheim3
Game 2: Saturday, June 12
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Game 3: Sunday, June 13
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in 15
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Cubs 10

(32-29, 14-15 away)

Angels 5

(35-26, 20-13 home)

    10:05 PM ET, June 12, 2004

    Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California 

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    W: G. Rusch (3-1)

    L: B. Colon (4-5)

    S: L. Hawkins (5)

    Hawkins strikes out Vladgo

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Cubs thought they had scored enough runs to hold off the stubborn Angels. That was before Anaheim kept chipping away at a very vulnerable Chicago bullpen.

    Even a five-run lead in the eighth wasn't safe until LaTroy Hawkins came in and struck out Vladimir Guerrero with the bases loaded to help preserve a 10-5 victory Saturday night.

    Hawkins, in his first save opportunity since Joe Borowski went on the disabled list last Sunday with a shoulder injury, retired all four batters he faced for his fifth save in seven chances after relieving Kent Mercker.

    "You hate to see Guerrero up there at any time, especially with men in scoring position," Cubs manager Dusty Baker said. "When you don't have Joe, you have to do some things that you're really not crazy about doing because it changes the form of our bullpen without Borowski.

    "So I went to LaTroy out of necessity, and he came through."

    Todd Walker homered and drove in three runs, and Todd Hollandsworth and Aramis Ramirez also hit home runs for the Cubs, who scored in double digits for the 10th time this season.

    "We have a good offense, but we have to find a little more consistency," Derrek Lee said. "It seems like we either score 10 or one. We need to find a way to scratch out five or more runs more often."

    Glendon Rusch (3-1) allowed two runs and six hits in five innings in his sixth start since replacing the injured Kerry Wood in the Cubs' rotation. He struck out six and walked none.

    Francis Beltran inherited a four-run lead from Rusch before the Angels closed to 6-5 with three runs in the sixth. Pinch-hitter Casey Kotchman hit an RBI single, Tim Salmon scored on Jose Molina's groundout and Adam Kennedy greeted Mike Remlinger with an RBI single.

    "It got tight there, but I was definitely confident that the guys were going to hold them down," Rusch said. "We're deep in the pen, as far as quality relief."

    The Cubs increased the margin to 9-5 with a four-run eighth. Kevin Gregg gave up consecutive RBI doubles to Jose Macias and Walker, followed by Michael Barrett's RBI single. Ramirez capped the rally with a sacrifice fly.

    Bartolo Colon (4-5) was charged with six runs and nine hits in six innings, and was booed off the mound following Chicago's three-run fifth.

    "I don't think he was locating his fastball like he wanted to, but he was still throwing hard and had good movement," Lee said. "He usually hits the outside corner pretty good, but tonight he was getting the ball over the heart of the plate. But in my mind, he's still one of the top pitchers. We got him tonight, but I'm saying he's going to turn it around."

    The portly right-hander, who signed a four-year, $51 million contract with the Angels last December, is 0-3 over his last six starts -- having allowed 32 earned runs in 32 innings during that stretch.

    "The first half last year with the White Sox is very similar to what I'm going through right now," Colon said with Angels Spanish language broadcaster Jose Mota translating. "Every pitcher I know goes through tough situations like this. I'd like to get out of it, find myself again and get back into a rhythm."

    The three homers against Colon increased his total to 19, tying St. Louis' Matt Morris for the most allowed in the majors. Last season with the White Sox, Colon surrendered a career-worst 30 homers.

    "I don't know the answer to that," Colon said. "I'm trying really hard, but things are just not going my way right now. I expect to be back to form, regardless. This team got me for a reason. It keeps kind of piling on, but I've got to stop this somehow. I know what the fans expect from me and I know what my teammates expect of me."

    Ramirez opened the scoring with his 13th homer leading off the second. Guillen thought he had a homer leading off the bottom of the inning, but was sent back to second base because of fan interference. He scored two outs later on Molina's single.

    Guillen's slicing drive toward the right-field pole was touched by a fan reaching over the short fence. First-base umpire Dale Scott initially ruled it a homer, but then reversed his call after Baker and first baseman Lee persuaded him to confer with the other umps.

    Game notes


    This was only the third game that Hollandsworth (2-for-4) has started as a designated hitter in his 10-year career -- including Friday night (2-for-4) and one game last season with Florida (1-for-4). ... Rusch entered with an 0-3 record and 10.13 ERA against the Angels.

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