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Dodgers, Angels Both Sweep

Grady Little congratulates Andre Ethier
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There's a rumor going around A's circles that Milton Bradley has super powers, chief among them the ability to cause otherwise sensible general managers to trade him for valuable prospects, in this case, Andre Ethier. Ethier's had some very good moments in a Dodger uniform lately, including his 4-5 night in Monday's 10-4 pounding of the Snakes, and a solo homer in yesterday's 5-4 victory. Brad Penny notched a career-best 10-2 start with yesterday's win.

The series' oddest moment no doubt came in Tuesday's 11-3 blowout, a game in which Nomar Garciaparra got hit by pitches three different times by three different pitchers. As is required by custom, retaliation came against ex-Dodger Shawn Green, but Danys Baez hit Luis Gonzalez the next day; in all, seven batters got plunked in three games, an unusually high total.