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LAst Night's Action: Dodger Come Back Falls a Little Short
Milwaukee Brewers defeat LA Dodgers 6-5. Coming off of some rather remarkable starts, Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw lost his form. Actually he got through the first three innings without giving up a hit, but in the fourth inning he walked in two runs with the bases loaded to give the Dodgers the lead for good. In the sixth inning with Jeff Weaver pitching Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun put the game away with an Earl Weaver shot to left center. Brewers starter Manny Parra pitched his longest outing of the season - eight innings - giving up two runs on six hits and a walk. But the ninth inning came and he gave up a single and double to Casey Blake and Matt Kemp. Longtime Dodger foil Trevor Hoffman came in to save the game but promptly gave up a double to James Loney to score Blake and Kemp. Orlando Hudson would single to right sending Loney home. The Dodgers would load the bases with Manny Ramirez at bat. Manny flew to right ending the game and the come back.
- Monterey Park born tennis player Vania King sang the National Anthem in Monday's Dodger game. Hopefully she has better mojo for herself than what she gave to the Dodgers. She got a wild card entry for this week's LA Women's Tennis Championship which is part of the US Open Series, a six tournament series that tours the United States leading up to the last grand slam of the year. After defeating Australia's Sybille Bammer 6-3, 6-2 she has to face former number one Ana Ivanovic in the second round.
- Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress was indicted on Monday by a Manhattan grand jury on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of reckless endangerment. If convicted he could face a minimum prison sentence of 3 1/2 years. This stemmed from an incident on November 29 at the Latin Quarter nightclub in Manhattan where Burress accidentally shot himself in the thigh. Burress' former teammate Antonio Pierce who was with Burress that night and drove him to the hospital was not indicted.
Milwaukee Brewers at LA Dodgers. Yovani Gallardo vs. Hiroki Kuroda. 7:10 pm KCAL9, AM 790 KABC.
LA Angels at Chicago White Sox. John Lackey vs. Jose Contreras. 5:11 pm FSWest, AM 830 KLAA/AM 980 KFWB.