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LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Continue To Roll

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LA Dodgers (18-14) over NY Mets (16-14) 5-1. If Rafael Furcal continues to produce how he has so far this season, he will hands down be the MVP of the league. Furcal led things off for the Dodgers with a lead-off solo homer on a 0-2 pitch, and NL player of the week Matt Kemp added a two-run shot in the fifth inning. But none was given as much fanfare as Blake DeWitt's first major league home run to lead off the fifth which demanded a curtain call. The hottest team in the majors have now won 11 of their last 14 games and have cut what was once a seven-game deficit to the Arizona Diamondbacks to three games.

LA Angels (21-13) over Kansas City Royals (14-17) 4-0. Remember last season when Angel's starter Ervin Santana was absolutely dreadful on the road? Not this season and especially not last night when Santana pitched a complete game shut out giving up four hits and nine strikeouts while walking no one to take his record to 6-0. Brett Tomko started just as well for the Royals going seven shutout innings giving up only two hits and two walks while striking out seven. The Royals bullpen faltered in the ninth inning giving up an RBI single to Casey Kotchman and back-to-back home runs to Garrett Anderson and Brandon Wood.

Notable Notes

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As Roger Clemens' bloated head turns. So Clemens issued an apology on Sunday. What he's apologizing for isn't all that clear however. He still insists he's never taken steroids or HGH. He's still denying the affair he had with country singer Mindy McCready allegedly going back to when she was 15. He's still not dropping his defamation suit against former trainer Brian McNamee which is what is bringing up all these lurid stories. So what's the point? To keep his name in the media. I'm sure that's just what he needs to prove his credibility.

Fuck the Atlanta Hawks. Seriously. They fight the Boston Celtics to set up the most improbable first-round game seven, and what do they do there? Bite their pillows and get double fisted. While I didn't expect them to win the game, the least they could have done was make it somewhat entertaining. You know, like score more than 26 points in the first half?

Ozzie Guillen is one of my favorite managers in the major leagues. I don't know what it is, but I have quite the penchant for the fiery ones. Well as the 25th anniversary of Lee Elias' tirade against Chicago has come (which was posted here last week), Ozzie Guillen provided his best impersonation of Elias. Hurry! Someone ask Tommy Lasorda what his opinion on Dave Kingman's performance is!

Tonight's Action

LA Angels at Kansas City Royals. The Angel's starter Nick Adenhart (0-0) looks to improve on his 27.50 ERA starting against Brian Bannister (3-3). 5:10 pm FSN West, AM 830 KLAA.

NY Mets at LA Dodgers. Nelson Figueroa (2-1) try to help the Mets regain their form against Hiroki Kuroda (1-2) and the Dodgers. Just a note, the Dodgers are 4-4 in games I have attended. 7:10 pm FSN Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.

AP Photo by Kevork Djansezian