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Just Another Dodger Victory

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Thank heavens baseball is back. Despite my week of partaking in bacchanal debaucheries there was a void akin to eating empty calories. But enough about me.

To open up the second half of the baseball season, the Dodgers and the Giants present the tale of two games.

Friday night, the Dodgers held on to a slim 3-1 lead going into the ninth inning when the Dodger’s bats came alive for six runs to put the pesky Gnats away.

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This afternoon, the Dodgers broke the game open with six runs in the fifth inning thanks to a solo shot by Wilson Betemit and a two out, three run shot by Jeff Kent. The Gnats sent the game to extra innings with a grand slam by Randy Winn in the eighth and an RBI single by Pedro Feliz in the bottom of the ninth giving Game Over v.2.0 his third blown save of the season.

The Dodgers would pull out the game in the 12th inning with a bases loaded sacrifice fly by Rafael Furcal to win 8-7. This gave the Dodgers 10 consecutive road wins against the Gnats, tying the Yankees mark against the Texas Rangers.

I have a lot more to say tomorrow.

AP Photo by Eric Risberg