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LAst Night's Action: Comeback of the Season
LA Dodgers defeat Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. While their ninth inning rally eventually stalled on Matt Kemp's pop fly to right field Saturday night, the Dodgers made sure their comeback Sunday afternoon down 4-1 in the ninth inning would not be stopped. In an almost identical situation as Saturday night Matt Kemp came to the plate with a runner on first and two outs in the ninth trailing 4-3, Kemp stayed patient at the plate until he found a pitch he liked. He promptly hit the ball to the left center gap for an RBI double to tie the game. He would score on Andre Ethier's RBI triple for the go-ahead run. This was only the second time this season the Dodgers had won a game when trailing going into the ninth, and if the Dodgers go on to win the division this game will surely be looked at as a turning point in their season.
LA Angels defeat Boston Red Sox 5-3. Against knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, the Angels just stayed cool and calm. It's amazing how the Angels never seem phased despite being down 3-2 going into the eighth inning and got doubles by Juan Rivera, Howie Kendrick and Casey Kotchman to score three runs to get the win and sweep the Sox. They just never seem to have a bad at-bat. Francisco Rodriguez got his 40th save, and the Angels are the first team to 60 wins in the major. You have to like their chances in the postseason.
Chivas USA ties New England Revolution 1-1. Ante Razov scored the first goal of the game for Chivas in the 59th minute. However in the 78th minute, the Revolution would even the game with a goal by Shalrie Joseph assisted by Steve Ralston. Razov has now scored a goal in six consecutive matches, three for the MLS and three in Superliga action. Unfortunately for Chivas, Pachuca tied with Santos Laguna in the night match which eliminated Chivas from advancing to the next round. Chivas is off for the MLS All Star Break until August 2 when they open the second half of the season at the Chicago Fire.
LA Dodgers at Colorado Rockies. Eric Stults goes to the hill for the Dodgers against the Colorado Rockies who send Kip Wells to the mound for his first start since April. Maybe. 6:05 pm FSN Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.
Cleveland Indians at LA Angels. The Indians send former Angel's starter Paul Byrd to the mound against Ervin Santana. 7:05 pm FSN West, AM 830 KLAA.
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