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LAst's Night Action: Newest Angel Bedevils Twins

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Angels defeat Twins 9-1. Catcher Mike Napoli and first baseman Casey Kotchman had solo homers to demolish the Twins. Jon Garland pitched eight innings for the Angels giving up six hits and one earned run in the fifth on 95 pitches. 95 pitches! For today the Angels pitching gives a sigh of relief.

Dodgers defeat Giants 3-2. Dodger third base coach Larry Bowa almost ate umpire Ed Montague's head off after getting thrown out for being outside the coaching box. As Vin Scully said, "That vein in Bowa's neck could have held a screen up in the Coliseum." The Dodgers win 3-2 it on a walk off single by Delwyn "Pee Wee" Young in the ninth inning that brought Rafael Furcal home from second base. Derek Lowe left the game after getting hit in the left calf by a comebacker in the seventh inning. He has a contusion and is day-to-day.

San Jose Sharks over LA Kings 5-2. The Kings go to the Shark Tank and get killed. The Sharks had a total 34 shots-on-goal compared to 18 for the Kings. I'm sorry I forgot to mention this game last night. I'm new at doing this. I'll get the hang of it soon.

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Notable Notes

Striker Out. Galaxy striker Carlos Ruiz is out for at least six weeks with a torn meniscus and ligament damage to his left knee suffered in the Galaxy's 4-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids in Denver Saturday night. The absence of the team's all-time leading goal scorer will test first year coach Ruud Gullit's ability to be flexible with formations. The Galaxy play in their home opener Thursday night against the San Jose Earthquakes at the Home Depot Center.