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LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Smash Angels

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Matt Kemp congratulating Casey Blake after hitting a two-run homer in the second inning. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

LA Dodgers defeat LA Angels 6-2. It was so nice to be back at my summer manse especially seeing the Dodgers beat down the Angels.This game put me a little more at ease about the pitching situation after watching the boys in blue shut down an Angels offense that have been running on all cylinders during spring training. Randy Wolf gave up an unearned run on four hits in three innings while Ronald Belisario pitched two scoreless innings in relief. Recently acquired Will Ohman struck out Bobby Abreu, the only batter he faced, on three pitches. While Jonathan Broxton had a shaky outing closing things out, he did strike out a lefty which had been a problem in the past. Meanwhile the Dodger bats seemed to come alive with homers from Casey Blake and Andre Ethier.

Phoenix Coyotes defeat LA Kings 2-1. The Kings couldn't hold on to a 1-0 lead in the third period as they fall 1-5-1 in their last seven games. The Kings will get a chance to avenge the loss Saturday night at Staples.

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Anaheim Ducks defeat Vancouver Canucks 6-5 (SO). It was a tale of two games. The scoring came in droves as the Ducks overcame a two goal deficit to tie the game 5-5 in the second period. Then nothing. Nothing in the third period, nothing in overtime. The Ducks continue to make a strong push to stay in a playoff spot. They are currently in the seventh spot a point ahead of the St. Louis Blues.

Tonight's Action

Houston Rockets at LA Lakers. 7:30 pm FSWest, AM 570 KLAC.

LA Angels at San Diego Padres. 7:05 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 830 KLAA.

Milwaukee Brewers at LA Dodgers. 7:10 pm AM 790 KABC.