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LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Enter Danger Zone
Colorado Rockies defeat LA Dodgers 5-4 (10). On June 3, the Rockies trailed the Dodgers by 15 1/2 games. With their victory over the Dodgers Tuesday night that deficit has shrunk to two games. The Dodgers led off the first inning with Andre Ethier doubling in Matt Kemp taking a 1-0 lead. Casey Blake would extend the lead to two with a solo shot in the fourth. But the Rockies would come back in home half of the fourth when with Todd Helton on second Brad Hawpe hit a homer to center field. They would add a run in the seventh and eighth inning for a 4-2 lead going into the top of the ninth. With closer Huston Street unavailable to pitch for the Rockies, manager Jim Tracy instead went with Rafael Betancourt, Joe Beimel and Matt Daley in the ninth inning resulting the Dodgers tying the game 4-4. Thanks to a James Loney throwing error in the bottom of the 10th the Rockies loaded the bases on James McDonald. Troy Tulowitski would bloop a single to bring in the winning run.
Detroit Tigers defeat LA Angels 5-3. John Lackey came into the game looking for his 100th career victory. Things were looking good for the Angels when trailing 1-0 in the second inning and Juan Rivera and Erick Aybar on base, Howie Kendrick hit an Earl Weaver to give the Angels a 3-1 lead. But the Tigers would tie the game in the fifth inning with solo homers by Curtis Granderson and Miguel Cabrera. Lackey would be lifted in the seventh inning after giving up back to back triples to Granderson and Placido Polanco giving the Tigers a 4-3 lead. With Jason Bulger relieving Lackey Magglio Ordonez hit a sacrifice fly scoring Polanco and giving the Tigers the 5-3 lead. The Angels would try to make some noise but couldn't string hits together to bring anyone home.
LA Dodgers at Colorado Rockies. Randy Wolf vs. Josh Fogg. 5:40 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.
Detroit Tigers at LA Angels. Edwin Jackson vs. Joe Saunders. 12:35 pm FSWest, AM 830 KLAA/AM 980 KFWB.