LAst Night's Action: Hu Clutch in Dodger's Victory
LA Dodgers defeat San Diego Padres 3-2. Dodger second baseman Chin-Lung Hu zinged a liner down the third baseline in the top of the ninth to score in Russell Martin from second base for the go-ahead run. The Dodgers end up taking two of three games from the Padres at Petco, and Jake Peavy denies using pine tar Saturday afternoon.
Texas Rangers defeat LA Angels 10-4. Angels pitcher Jon Garland had a very very very bad day.
LA Lakers defeat Sacramento Kings 114-92. The Lakers made short work of the Kings in Sacramento with Kobe Bryant scoring 29 points and Vladamir Radmanovic scoring a season-high 21 points and career-high 14 rebounds. With the Phoenix Suns losing, the Lakers now have a two game lead in the Pacific division (with the tie-break in their favor) and are still tied with the San Antonio Spurs for second in the conference.
Anaheim Ducks defeat Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 (SO). The Ducks close out the season with a win against Phoenix at home and the return of defenseman Chris Pronger from an eight game suspension. The Ducks can also claim to sellout every home game this season for the first time in their existence.
Houston Rockets defeat LA Clippers 105-79. Elton Brand makes his Staples Center debut this season. And that's it really.
LA Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks. It's Arizona's home opener. They send their new acquisition Dan Haren to the mound to go against the former A's teammate and current Dodger pitcher Esteban Loaiza. 6:40 pm FSN Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.
Cleveland Indians at LA Angels. If the Angels play like they did against the Rangers, it will be a very long season for those beyond the Orange Curtain. Fausto Carmona will go for the Indians against Joe Saunders. 7:05 pm FSN West, AM 830 KLAA.
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