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LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Blank Bucs

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LA Dodgers defeat Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0. Hiroki Kuroda got only the two runs of support in the top of the sixth inning thanks to a Juan Uribe double play and a Jerry Sands RBI double to right field. Kuroda (W, 4-3) in turn gave the Dodgers seven innings of a three-hit shutout walking only three batters and striking out eight. Paul Maholm (L, 1-5) unfortunately couldn’t keep up with Kuroda in that sixth inning. Matt Guerrier pitched a perfect eighth while Vicente Padilla got his third save of the season. Reliever Hong-Chih Kuo was put on the 15-day disabled list with anxiety disorder. Scott Elbert will meet the team in Pittsburgh to replace Kuo.

Chicago White Sox defeat LA Angels 6-4 (10). Things looked good for Tyler Chatwood’s third career win. After all he had a 4-1 lead when leaving with an out in the seventh inning. Scott Downs and Rich Thompson finished off the rest of the inning to keep the lead as is. Even after Fernando Rodney gave up a run in the eighth inning, it was okay. But closer Jordan Walden blew the save allowing the fossilized Rich Aurelia tie the game on a sacrifice fly in the ninth. And Kevin Jepsen (L, 0-2) wrapped everything with a bow in the tenth giving up the winning run on a wild pitch out to Paulie Konerko and the insurance run on Adam Dunn’s sacrifice fly.

All this absolved Jake Peavy making his first start since July 6, 2010 which also happened to be against the Angels.

LA Galaxy tie Philadelphia Union 1-1.

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LA Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates. 4:05 p.m. KCAL9, AM 790 KABC.