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LAst Night's Action: Angels Power Past Tigers

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LA Angels defeat Detroit Tigers 7-1. In this edition of Breakfast with the Angels, the Angels bats pounded the Tigers into submission. They drove Tiger's starter Kenny Rogers out of the game in the third inning after pitching to four Angels hitters and getting none of them out. He gave up six runs on eight hits in those two-plus innings and looked nothing like the dominant pitcher we know him to be. Angel's starter Ervin Santana meanwhile gave up only one run on a solo shot in the eighth inning. He would pitch 7 1/3 innings giving up that lone run and six hits while striking out eight. I think someone is ready for the postseason.

Notable Notes

  • The Artist Formerly Known as Chad Johnson did it. He officially changed his name to Chad Ocho Cinco. It's amazing what lengths a determined person will go through to insert some entertainment value in the No Fun League. While all of this is cute, let's see the numbers he puts up in the season.
  • The New York Giants and Washington Redskins kicked off the NFL season in an underwhelming way. Aside from some spectacular plays in the first half, the game was more or less a snoozefest. Both teams scored no points in the second half looking like a sloppy version of the NFC East we have all come to know and love. Or is it "know and roll our eyes at"? Whatever. The score was 16-9, less points combined than some baseball games this season.