LAst Night's Action: Do It DeWitt!
LA Dodgers (19-14) defeat NY Mets (16-15) 5-4. This game had a little bit of everything. Horrible starting pitching, shaky defense, home base stolen, an inside-the-park homer and great relief pitching. Hiroki Kuroda was in trouble right from the opening gun. He amazingly came out of it relatively unscathed going 3 1/3 innings with eight hits and four runs two of which were earned. Just when the Mets looked like they would win the game in came Hong-Chih Kuo (2-1) in relief fanning eight, walking one and giving up no hits. And then there's Blake DeWitt. He went 3-4 with four RBIs including an inside-the-park homer, the first for a Dodger since Dave Roberts did it against the Chicago Cubs in 2003. It is also worth noting that 500-year old Moises Alou of the Mets stole home on the back end of a double steal. The Dodgers have now won 12 out of their last 14 games.
LA Angels (22-13) over Kansas City Royals (14-18) 5-3. The Royals continue to struggle as Angel's DH Garrett Anderson knocked in all five runs for the Angels including an Earl Weaver in the fourth inning. Nick Adenhart had a rocky start for the Angels going 4 1/3 innings giving up three runs on six hits and five walks. The Angels are now tied with the Boston Red Sox for the best record in the American League.
Utah Jazz at LA Lakers. Game two of the second round will begin with Kobe Bryant receiving the MVP trophy. Hopefully the Lakers can parlay that into another victory while getting better on the boards. 7:30 pm TNT, AM 570 KLAC.
NY Mets at LA Dodgers. John Maine (3-2) goes to the hill against Brad Penny (5-2). 12:10 pm FSN Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.
LA Angels at Kansas City Royals. Jeff Weaver (2-4) hopes to get a better outing against Zach Greinke (3-1). 5:10 pm FSN West, AM 830 KLAA.
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