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Utah Jazz defeats LA Lakers 104-99. There was a Carlos Boozer sighting in Salt Lake City. After being ineffective in the first two games at the Staples Center, Boozer woke up scoring 27 points with 20 rebounds while leading the way after the Lakers made a 6-0 run to get within three points at the end of the game. While the Jazz out-rebounded the Lakers yet again, the problem for the Lakers was turnovers. Giving the ball up 18 times is not going to win playoff games no matter who you are. It should be noted the Dodger crowd booed when highlights of the game were shown. In the second round of the playoffs the home team has won every game so far. The Lakers still lead the series two games to one.

Houston Astros defeat LA Dodgers 7-1. It really looked like Derek Lowe would have a good outing after retiring the first three batters with just seven pitches. Then it got ugly. Lance Berkman continued his amazing hitting streak going 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and a walk. Meanwhile the Dodgers couldn't get any rally going especially with their MVP Rafael Furcal sitting out another game with a strained back. Andruw Jones despite my Tomahawk Chops had only one hit - a double - in garbage time. By the way the beanies they gave away fit more like a yarmulke on my head.

Tampa Bay Rays defeat LA Angels 2-0. What a pitching duel! Jon Garland went eight strong shut-out innings for the Angels giving up only four hits and three walks. James Shields however did better going the complete game shutting out the Angels while giving up only one hit: a single by Brandon Wood in the third inning. Justin Speier came in relief of Garland in the bottom of the ninth giving up a single to BJ Upton and a walk-off home to Evan Longoria. Just to note, the game only lasted two hours and ten minutes.

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Tonight's Action

Houston Astros at LA Dodgers. Chris Sampson goes to the mound against Chad Billingsley. 7:10 pm FSN Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.

LA Angels at Tampa Bay Rays. Joe Saunders takes his perfect record to the mound for the Angels against Scott Kazmir seeking his first win. 4:10 pm KCOP 13, AM 830 KLAA.

New York Red Bulls at LA Galaxy. Due to my dumb ass I will not be at this game unfortunately. 7:30 pm FSN West, AM 1150 KTLK.

New York Dragons at LA Avengers. The Avengers are still in the playoff hunt despite having a losing record. 7:30 pm FSN Prime Ticket (delayed until 10:30pm), AM 570 KLAC.

AP Photo by Douglas C. Pizac