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LAst Night's Action: Angels Score A Run (And More)

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LA Angels Seattle Mariners 5-3. With the aid of the long-ball in the sixth inning, the Angels took the sting of their weekend sweep at the hands of the Orioles by pounding the Mariners. Peter Bourjos and Bobby Abreu hit solo homers and Hideki Matsui hit a two-run homer to break the 0-0 stalemate in the sixth inning. After the Mariners got two back in the seventh inning, the Angels scored once in the eighth inning thanks to a bases-loaded balk by reliever Sean White. The Mariners would get one more thanks to an error by Bourjos and a wild pitch by closer Fernando Rodney, but that would be all she wrote. Ervin Santana (W, 14-9) went 7 2/3 innings giving up only two runs striking out four.

LA Dodgers Philadelphia Phillies 3-0. Read my recap of the game.

NOTABLE NOTES

Bradley Remains Coach of Team USA. U.S. Soccer announced that the 52-year old Bob Bradley will remain as coach for the U.S. men’s national soccer team for the next four years. Bradley led the team to the second round of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa and won the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2008. Since taking charge in 2007, he has gone 38-20-8 and his most significant victory came against Spain in the semifinals of 2009 Confederation’s Cup in South Africa. So that should set aside any Diego Maradona talk for now.

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TONIGHT’S ACTION

Philadelphia Phillies (73-58) at LA Dodgers (68-64). Kyle Kendrick (8-7, 4.64 ERA) vs. Carlos Monasterios (3-4, 3.54 ERA). 7:10 pm KCAL9, AM 790 KABC.

LA Angels (64-68) at Seattle Mariners (51-80). Dan Haren (2-4, 4.02 ERA) vs. Felix Hernandez (10-10, 2.47 ERA). 7:10 pm FSWest, AM 830 KLAA.