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Chicago White Sox defeats LA Dodgers 6-1. Thanks to being pulled over in Century City on Pico for a fix-it ticket, I missed the first hour of the game. To really pour it on, the game only lasted 2:05. It was a pitcher's duel until the eighth inning when Derek Lowe left everything up and the Sox took him to task. The Sox scored four in the inning to take a 6-1 lead. Against Mark Buehrle, the only Dodger fight was a solo homer shot by Delwyn Young in the bottom of the fifth. Even my cat has more fight in him.

LA Angels defeat Washington Nationals 8-3. Across the country, the Angels are giving the Nationals a devil of a time. They jumped on the Nat's throats in the first inning scoring six runs. Meanwhile Jon Garland just pitched with no pressure going seven innings and giving up the three runs on six hits. The Angels have now won five straight games.

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If you thought the six runs the Angels scored in the first was bad, check out what happened to Red's starter Bronson Arroyo up in the tundra. Against the Toronto Blue Jays, Arroyo pitched one inning and four batters in the second inning giving up 10 runs on 11 hits. Arroyo becomes only the sixth pitcher in major league history to give up at least 10 earned runs while getting no more than three outs. Toronto won the game 14-1.

In more bad baseball news, both Met's manager Jerry Manuel and centerfielder Carlos Beltran were ejected from their 11-0 shutout loss by home plate umpire Brian Runge. After a called second strike, Beltran said something to Runge who then appeared to be baiting Beltran into an argument. Manuel came out to protect his player when things got heated. Runge then bumped Manuel and proceeded to throw out Manuel. Beltran, furious that his manager was treated as such, started yelling at Runge who then threw out Beltran. That is just unacceptable behavior from an ump. This clown needs to be suspended. The more I watch the video, the more I get mad.

On Monday Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli pleaded guilty in a stock options fraud case. Come Tuesday NHL commissioner Gary Bettman suspended Samueli from the NHL indefinitely. Samueli is also the owner of the Anaheim Ducks, and the NHL don't like crooks. I'm wondering if Bettman ever suspended himself for the lost season.

Tonight's Action

Chicago White Sox at LA Dodgers. Who was it that said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results? Gavin Floyd goes to the hill for the Sox against Eric Stults. 7:10 pm KCAL9, AM 790 KABC.

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LA Angels at Washington Nationals. There's no insanity for the part of Angel's fans. Stupidity maybe, but not insanity. Ervin Santana goes for his 10th win against Tim Redding. 4:10 pm FSN West, AM 830 KLAA.

AP Photo by Gus Ruelas