LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Rout Giants
LA Dodgers defeat San Francisco Giants 9-1. "It's all over at AT&T," Vin Scully proclaimed after Matt Kemp hit an Earl Weaver to give the Dodgers a 9-1 lead in the seventh inning. "Sorry, wrong number for the Giants." In the fifth inning with Rafael Furcal on first, Russell Martin hit a grounder up the middle fielded behind the back by Giants starter Joe Martinez. What looked like a sure double play was muffed by second baseman Eugenio Velez at second leaving both Furcal and Martin safe. Andre Ethier and Manny Ramirez would hit back-to-back doubles and James Loney would single in Manny giving the Dodgers a four-run inning. In the seventh inning Manny would hit a two-run homer and Kemp hit his three-run shot to deflate the sold out crowd in San Francisco. The Dodgers with this win break the streak of three straight losing series.
LA Angels defeat Tampa Bay Rays 6-0. Angels starter Ervin Santana had been scuffling this season since coming off the disabled list in the middle of May. On Tuesday night Santana pitched a complete game three-hit shutout to get his first home victory of the season. On Mike Napoli bobblehead night, the Angels had been held hitless in the first four innings by Rays starter David Price. The Angels got to Price in the fifth when Reggie Willits hit a two-RBI single to center. With the bases loaded in the sixth inning, Jeff Mathis his a bases clearing double to put the Rays away for good.
LA Dodgers at San Francisco Giants. Jeff Weaver vs. Tim Lincecum. 12:45 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.
Tampa Bay Rays at LA Angels. Jeff Niemann vs. Trevor Bell making his first Major League start. 12:35 pm FSWest, AM 830 KLAA/AM 980 KFWB.