LAst's Night Action
Dodgers defeats Giants 5-0. A 5-0 win to usher in the 50th anniversary in Los Angeles. The Dodgers looked like World Series contenders against a Giant's team many expect to lose more than 100 games. Jeff Kent hit his 18th opening day RBI with a two-run homer in the first inning, the most among active players. Brad Penny pitched 6 2/3 innings of shut out ball in which he admits he was subpar while the Giant's Barry Zito's fastball had about as much velocity as me running with my gimpy leg.
Minnesota Twins defeat Angels 3-2. Jerred Weaver went 6 1/3 innings giving up eight hits, three earned runs and two walks with five Ks. New Angel centerfielder Torii Hunter got a standing ovation by his former team only to go 0-4 with a strikeout.
UCLA's Center Kevin Love name AP First Team All-American. He joins North Carolina forward Tyler Hanbrough, Kansas State forward Michael Beasley, Texas guard D.J. Augustin and Memphis guard Chris Douglas-Roberts. For the first time in six decades there are no seniors on the first team.
Dallas Mavericks defeats Clippers 93-86. This is just a token mention.
Other notable former Dodgers: After being given a 3-0 lead at the top of the ninth, Eric Gagne for the Milwaukee Brewers blows the save by giving up a three-run zinger by Kosuke Fukodome in the bottom of the ninth. The Brewers get a run in the tenth to give Gagne the win.
Brett Tomko for the Kansas City Royals gave up a solo home run to the Detroit Tigers' Carlos Guillen in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game 4-4. The Royals would go on to win 5-4 in the 11th inning.
Angels at Minnesota Twins - Angels send newcomer Jon Garland to the mound to avenge Monday's loss against the Twins' Boof Bonzer (what a name!) 6:10 pm FSN West, 830 KLAA AM
SF Giants at Dodgers - Hope Derek Lowe takes his Prozac and gets some run support against the Giants' Matt Cain (who could also use some run support). 7:10 pm FSN Prime Ticket, 790 KABC AM
AP Photo by Kevork Djansezian