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LAst Night's Action: Angels Wilt in Cleveland Heat

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Cleveland Indians defeat LA Angels 12-3. Angels pitching continued to get battered down on this Independence Day. Drowned by the 92-degree temperature topped with unbearable humidity, Ervin Santana wilted lasting only 1 1/3 innings before getting tagged for eight runs.

LA Dodgers defeat Cincinnati Reds 4-1. The Dodgers now have a 1/2 game lead on the San Francisco Giants.

Carlos Lee Aftermath. After the Dodgers flirted with trading for Houston Astros first baseman Carlos Lee over the weekend, the Miami Marlins ended up getting him according to Buster Olney of ESPN. The Marlins, as with the Dodgers, were one of the clubs that Lee had a contractual no-trade protection. I guess the no state tax trumped his moocows.

Kings Lose Zach Parise. But so did the New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings for that matter. Minnesota native Parise recruited defenseman and former Nashville Predator standout Ryan Suter to sign with the Minnesota Wild with matching 13-year, $98 million contracts. The Kings actually briefly flirted with Parise and dropped out when it looked certain he was going to head to his home state.

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TONIGHT'S ACTION
LA Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks. 6:40 p.m. Prime Ticket, AM 570 KLAC.
Baltimore Orioles at LA Angels. 7:05 p.m. FSWest, AM 830 KLAA.