LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Fall on Face
Chicago White Sox defeat LA Dodgers 10-7. Just as I write about how the Dodgers pitching has kept them on top, they decide to go into the tank. Dodger pitching gave up six homers to the White Sox: three off of starter Randy Wolf; two off of Cory Wade and one off of James McDonald. It's the most home runs given up by the Dodgers in eight years. But the Dodgers would fight back after being down 10-3 after six innings. The would score a run in the seventh and three in the eighth. Even though the seven-run deficit was too much to overcome, their fight is something that will help them out in the long run.
LA Angels defeat Colorado Rockies 11-3. Vladimir Guerrero has been in a slump this season. After coming back from the disabled list, he shaved his dreads off and hit two homers in the Angels rout of the Rockies. Rockies starter Jason Marquis must have had what Randy Wolf had since he gave up eight runs in 3 1/3 innings. Angels starter Joe Saunders meanwhile had a good performance giving up only one run in six innings getting his eighth win of the season.
US defeats Spain 2-0. This is the upsets of all upsets tantamount to the light-hitting Dodgers beating the Oakland Athletics in the 1988 World Series. Or the US hockey team beating the Soviet Union in the 1980 winter Olympics. The 14th ranked team in the world in the FIFA Confederation Cup semifinals took it to the top ranked team who have not lost a match since the 2006 World Cup. The US didn't luck out with this win - they flat out outplayed Spain. Jozy Altidore scored in the 25th minute and Clint Dempsey clinched it in the 73rd minute. The big key of the game was US goalkeeper Tim Howard who saved six shots on goal. Spain outshot the US 11-4 in the game but the US defense was all over the place making sure nothing went into the net. The US is in their first FIFA final ever and will face the winner of South Africa and Brazil on Sunday.
LA Dodgers at Chicago White Sox. Chad Billingsley vs. Clayton Richard. 11:05 am FS Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.