Derek Lowe struck out a lifetime high of 11, and gave up only 4 hits and 1 run in 7 innings, at one of the most exciting games of the year at Dodger Stadium. The Angels also played exceptionally well in front of a regular-season record-tying crowd of 56,000, who witnessed a spectacular pitching demonstration from both sides, in a playoff-like atmosphere. (Remember, Sports Illustrated predicted these two teams to meet in the World Series.)
Furcal and Pierre each got a single in the 7th, and Gonzales knocked in the two winning runs.
Broxton and Saito added to the strikeouts, totaling a whopping *14* for the game. The top of the ninth was exciting when Saito allowed two bloop infield singles, one getting by him and stopped by Furcal, just missing the out at 1st, and the other bouncing off Saito's glove. Saito stayed focused and managed to get his 19th save of the year.