LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Power Rox Back To Three
LA Dodgers defeat Colorado Rockies 6-1. Andre Ethier hit two homers and James Loney hit a three-run tater to power the Dodgers over the Rockies. Ethier hit a homer in the first inning after Matt Kemp walked and hit a solo shot to lead off the fourth inning. After Manny Ramirez was hit by a pitch and Casey Blake walked Loney hit his shot in the same inning. At that point the Dodgers had only three hits, the three homers. While it's easy to get very excited about this power surge, keep in mind the Rockies were forced to start Josh Fogg who has been a reliever all season. This gives the Dodgers a three game lead over the Rockies again.
LA Angels defeat Detroit Tigers 4-2. Joe Saunders came off the disabled list for the Angels and pitched five innings giving up the two runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. His shoulder problems seemed like a thing of the past with the average velocity of his fastball just about three mph faster than before his injury. Meanwhile the offense came out of the box quickly with Torii Hunter belting a two-run homer in the first inning. Kendry Morales would add an RBI single in the third, and Chone Figgins would have one of his own in the fourth. Brian Fuentes came in and got the save for the Angels in the ninth, his first appearance since August 18.
LA Dodgers at Colorado Rockies. Vicente Padilla vs. Jorge de la Rosa. 12:10 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.
Oakland Athletics at LA Angels. Darren Cahill vs. Ervin Santana. 7:25 pm FSWest, AM 830 KLAA/AM 980 KFWB.