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LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Lose Again, Angels Win Again

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LA Angels defeat Baltimore Orioles 8-5. The Angels used the long ball to beat the Orioles in the final game of their four-game series. Vladimir Guerrero with homers in the sixth inning with one on and in the seventh inning with two on notched his 38th multi-homer game in his career. Maicer Izturis also homered in the sixth inning to help give starting pitcher Ervin Santana the victory. Santana went six innings giving up three runs on seven hits with a walk and five strikeouts. While Darren Oliver pitched two innings of perfect ball, Jose Arredondo came in the ninth inning with an 8-3 lead and gave up a homer to Melvin Mora after walking Matt Wieters with one out. After getting Ty Wigginton to fly out, Arredondo gave up a triple to pinch hitter Nolan Reimold. Manager Mike Scioscia having seen enough brought in closer Brian Fuentes to get the final out and the save. The Angels take three of four games in the series and now go to Cleveland.

St. Louis Cardinals defeat LA Dodgers 3-2. See my recap of the game.

Notable Notes

  • With disgraced former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick signing a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, 60 Minutes aired an interview by James Brown with Vick. Although Vick sounded trained and rehearsed by his team, he did sound contrite and apologetic. It is hard not to believe Vick. Vick admitted his moral flaws and understanding of the wrongs he done. But we've been down this road before, and he's let everybody down over and over again. So excuse my disbelief. Until I see him follow through on everything he said he would do, I just can't believe him. Now I'm not mad he got a contract. Good for him. But until he can prove otherwise, I'll sit on the sidelines with my arms crossed.
  • On Sunday Yong-Eun Yang did what has never been done before. Not only did Yang defeat the great Tiger Woods in the final round of a major after Woods went into the final day with a lead, but by winning the 91st PGA Championship he became the first Asian to win a major. Yes, my peoples did it! Now there has been a lot of talk of Tiger choking on the final day - bogeying the 12th, 17th and 18th holes. But Yang did beat his nerves which were obvious by bogeying the 17th hole to make a great approach shot over a tree using a three-hybrid club on the 18th to get the ball eight feet out of the hole. A simple putt gave him a birdie on the hole and the championship. So congratulations to Yang. 축하합니다!

Tonight's Action

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St. Louis Cardinals vs. LA Dodgers. Mitchell Boggs. vs Chad Billingsley. 7:10 pm KCAL9, AM 790 KABC.

LA Angels at Cleveland Indians. Trevor Bell vs. Fausto Carmona. 4:05 pm FSWest, AM 830 KLAA/AM 980 KFWB.