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LAst Night's Action: Unbeaten Saunders Lifts Halos

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LA Angels (17-11) over Oakland A's (17-11) 2-0. While a lot has been said about Brandon Webb, Jake Peavy and Chien-Ming Wang, Joe Saunders (5-0) has been lights out with little fanfare. Saunders pitched an eight-inning shutout giving up four hits and five strikeouts. Francisco Rodriguez notched a league-high 11th save despite walking the lead-off man Mark Ellis and the Big Hurt. Meanwhile for the A's Greg Smith (2-1) pitched a strong complete game despite the loss.

LA Dodgers (13-13) over Florida Marlins (15-11) 7-6. The Marlins are a team that capitalizes on mistakes, and that was more than evident in tonight's game. They jumped on every mistake Derek Lowe made notching a run in the second, third and fourth innings. Then Lowe broke down giving up three runs in the fifth inning to tie the game. Now I haven't said this a whole lot so far this season, but the Dodger's offense came to save the day. Jeff Kent hit an RBI single in the ninth inning for the winning run, and Takashi Saito struck out two in the ninth inning to get his third save. Maybe the Dodgers are heading in the right direction. Maybe.