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By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  JUNE 10, 2002 GAME 61 - PIRATES AT ANGELS ANAHEIM -- Oh, sure, Angels manager Mike Scioscia would love to see his club blow out the opponent every night. But winning the close ones is what playoff contenders need to do, and Scioscia could not have drawn up Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates any better. The Angels got a solid outing from starter Jarrod Washburn, who got help from middle reliever Ben Weber and closer Troy Percival (14th save). Troy Glaus and Garret Anderson hit home runs to provide the bulk of the offense and the Angels came away 4-3 winners before 16,861 at Edison Field. With the win, the Angels remained one game behind first-place Seattle in the A.L. West. Washburn (6-2) won his sixth consecutive decision after giving up three runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. Since starting the season 0-2 in his first three starts, Washburn is 6-0 with a 2.85 ERA in his past 10 starts, but he said Monday's ga...
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