LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Keep on Rolling
James Loney sliding home in the bottom of the sixth scoring the only run of the game. AP Photo/Gus Ruelas
LA Dodgers defeat Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0. For the second straight night James Loney was the hero for the Dodgers. Leading off the sixth inning he hit a triple past the glove of a diving left fielder Gerardo Parra and came home on Casey Blake's sacrifice fly to Parra. Meanwhile Chad Billingsley and the relievers did their job to keep the DBacks off the scoreboard. Bills struck out nine in six innings of work while closer Jonathan Broxton came in wanting to blow away the DBacks hitters. His last pitch was a 100 mph fastball to Ryan Roberts that was swung on and missed badly. The Dodgers are now 37-18 for the season with a 9 1/2 game lead in the NL West and a four game lead for the best record in baseball. The second place team in baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies, will make their roost here starting tonight for a four game series.
LA Angels defeat Toronto Blue Jays 8-1. It really seemed like Angels starter Jered Weaver has not been happy about the Angels start of the season since he came out and pitched with a vengeance. He struck out 10 Blue Jays in seven innings giving up only one run on three hits and two walks. The Angels bats meanwhile came out to play scoring three runs in the first. With Chone Figgins on board with a single, Bobby Abreu hit a homer to center field. Yes. Abreu hit another homer. Blue Jay's manager Cito Gaston summed up the game the best. "Mr. Weaver has pitched well against us," he said. "The less we see of him, the better off we are."
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