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LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Offense Smells Like New Jersey

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Chicago Cubs defeats LA Dodgers 2-1 (10 innings). I don't want to hear excuses about players being injured. Aside from Rafael Furcal, the only major injuries to the lineup has been to two unproductive players: Andruw Jones and Jeff Kent. And what more does Derek Lowe have to do to get a win? He only went seven innings pitching a four-hit shutout only to have Takashi Saito blow the save in the ninth inning. In the sweep by the Cubs the Dodgers scored exactly one run in each game. Even the Giants and Padres are more productive than this.

Detroit Tigers defeat LA Angels 6-2. While trying to tie for the most wins in the AL, Angel's starter Joe Saunders ran into a Tiger's team that looked like what everyone had expected at the beginning of the season. While the game was an anomaly for the Tigers, the same can be said for Joe Saunders. However the Angels continue to swing a very quiet bat just a whisper louder than the Dodgers. I guess the Angels partied too much in the afternoon when the formal announcement of them hosting the 2010 All Star Game came down.

Tonight's Action

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San Antonio Spurs at LA Lakers. The Lakers have a chance to close out the series at home against the Spurs. It won't be easy, but if the Lakers have the same first quarter as they did in game four and shut down Manu Ginobli we could be seeing the crowning of the new Western Conference Champions. 6:00 pm TNT, AM 570 KLAC.

LA Dodgers at New York Mets. Call me when something interesting happens. 4:10 pm KCAL 9, AM 790 KABC.

AP Photo by Brian Kersey