LAst Night's Action: How's That Offense for You?
Kotchman Gets the Offense Rolling. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
LA Angels over Boston Red Sox 7-5. The Angels crushed Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka to the tune of six runs on seven hits in five plus innings. The small ball team went big ball as Casey Kotchman hit a two-run homer and Torii Hunter hit an Earl Weaver to account for five of the six runs in that fateful sixth inning. The Angels relievers did just enough to get the win for Jered Weaver who went 5 2/3 innings giving up three runs on six hits and three walks. Francisco Rodriguez despite giving up a solo homer to Manny Ramirez notched his 44th save of the season. The Angels have now defeated the Red Sox six consecutive times, the best record and best road record in baseball.
San Francisco Giants defeat LA Dodgers 7-6. The Dodgers had a chance to tie the Diamondbacks for first place and be over .500 for the first time in what seem like eons. Things didn't look good when the Giants had a stranglehold of the game leading 7-0 in the fifth inning, but the Dodgers stormed back with a five-run fifth and one-run sixth. If you have Greg Gibson in your fantasy umpire league, you get credited with two ejections: Dodgers third baseman Casey Blake and manager Joe Torre both in the eighth inning.