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LAst Night's Action: And Just Like That the Dodgers Go Cold

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Cincinnati Reds (9-12) defeat LA Dodgers (8-12) 8-1. After getting 15 hits yesterday, the Dodgers decide to be generous and give up 15 hits. Starter Hong-chih Kuo (0-1) was awful making 80 pitches in 3 2/3 innings giving up five runs. Meanwhile Red's young starter Edinson Volquez (3-0) went seven innings giving up one run on three hits.

Boston Red Sox (15-7) defeat LA Angels (12-9) 7-6. After starting out strong, Angel's starter Jared Weaver (1-3) blew a 5-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning giving up a scoring single by David Ortiz and a two-run homer by baseball's ugliest man Kevin Youkilis to tie the game. Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett was scratched from his start due to flu-like symptoms and a sore neck.

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Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long has reached a deal with the Miami Dolphins to be their first overall draft pick in this weekend's NFL draft. Although details weren't announced, it is believed that it is a five-year contract worth a guaranteed $30 million and total $57.75 million. This would make Long the highest paid lineman in the NFL.

Someone cue Tom Petty's "Freefallin'". The Seattle Seahawks released their 2005 NFL MVP running back Shaun Alexander. After setting an NFL record with 28 touchdowns, leading his team to the Super Bowl following the 2005 season and getting a $62 million dollar contract as a reward, the last two seasons have been injury plagued and ineffective for Alexander. The 30-year old Alexander will now give way to an overloaded backfield which includes off-season acquisitions Julius Jones and TJ Duckett.