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LAst Night's Action: Angels, Dodgers Strike Out

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Chicago White Sox defeat LA Angels 9-2. The White Sox wasted no time jumping on Angels’ starter Scott Kazmir. After Juan Pierre grounded out to lead off the first, Alexei Ramirez homered to left field for the 1-0 lead. Kazmir walked Andruw Jones to lead off the second inning. That bit Kazmir in the ass when Jones stole second base with Brent Lillibridge batting and scored on Lillibridge’s single. While the Angels tried to come back making it 2-1 when Erick Aybar led off the sixth inning with a double and came home on Bobby Abreu’s ground-out, the White Sox came right back on Kazmir with Paul Konerko’s RBI single and Carlos Quentin two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth for the 5-1 lead. White Sox third baseman Dayan Viciedo in his tenth Major League game hit his first homer off of Kazmir in the seventh inning to extend the lead to 6-1. Later in the inning the Sox notched another run when Ramirez singled off of Rich Thompson scoring Lillibridge. The Angels added a run in the eighth inning on Howie Kendrick’s single while the Sox added two in the bottom half of the inning. Kazmir (7-8) went 6 1/3 innings giving up seven runs on six hits including three homers in his third consecutive loss, while Gavin Floyd (4-7) got the win in his seven innings of one-run ball.

Florida Marlins defeat LA Dodgers 6-5. Read my recap of this game.