LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Fall Short against Giants
San Francisco Giants defeat LA Dodgers 4-2 (10 innings). With Tim Lincecum starting for the Giants and the Dodgers countering with a string of bullpen pitchers, things didn't look good for the Dodgers. However the Dodgers hung in tight down 2-1 in the top of the ninth. After a questionable safe call to Rafael Furcal at first who then tagged up to second on Russell Martin's deep fly ball to center, Andre Ethier hit an RBI single to tie the game. But Guillermo Mota in the 10th inning would give up a two-run walk off to Juan Uribe (of all people) to give the Giants a win. In the fifth inning with Pablo Sandoval at the plate, Jame McDonald made a pitch inside. Sandoval took exception taking a couple of steps towards the mound pointing his bat at McDonald while yammering. Martin tried to get at Sandoval protecting his pitcher leading to a benches-clearing scuffle. Once order was restored no ejections were issued. By the way that pitch was called a strike.
LA Angels defeat Tampa Bay Rays 10-5. Angels starter Trevor Bell made his big league debut pitching 5 1/3 innings earning a no-decision. The North Hollywood native left the game after giving up four runs and on the hook with the loss, but Gary Matthews, Jr. came up in the bottom half of the sixth inning and belted an Earl Weaver to get Bell off the hook. The Angels would explode for five more runs in the bottom of the seventh thanks to some sloppy play by the Rays giving the Angels the sweep of the series.