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LAst Night's Action: Angels' Rally Falls Short in New York

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NY Yankees defeat LA Angels 10-6. It was a slugfest, but the Angels’ rally didn’t have enough oomph. It turns out the six runs Joel Pineiro (L, 10-7) gave up in the first four innings was just too much to overcome for the Angels’ offense. Kevin Frandsen’s RBI single and Bobby Wilson’s two-run homer made it 6-3 in the fifth inning, and Hideki Matsui’s two-run homer made it 6-5 in the sixth inning. But Juan Miranda hit a solo homer and Colin Curtis hit a three-run homer, his first homer of his career, in the seventh inning off of Scot Shields to pull away from the Angels. Javier Vazquez (W, 8-7) got the win for his five innings of work despite giving up five runs. It’s not a so-called quality start, but it was good enough for the win.

LA Dodgers defeats San Francisco Giants 2-0. Read my recap of the game.

TONIGHT’S ACTION

LA Angels (51-46) at Texas Rangers (55-40). Hisanori Takahashi (7-4, 4.69 ERA) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (7-8, 3.74 ERA). 5:05 pm FSWest, AM 830 KLAA.

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NY Mets (49-45) at LA Dodgers (50-45). Jered Weaver (9-5, 3.16 ERA) vs. Cliff Lee (0-1, 4.00 ERA). 7:10 pm KCAL9, AM 790 KABC.

San Jose Earthquakes at LA Galaxy. 7:30 pm ESPN2, AM 1330 KWKW (en español).