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LAst Night's Action: Lakers Too Big for Utah

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LA Lakers defeat Utah Jazz 111-103. While the Jazz got to within four points of the Lakers in the fourth quarter, the Lakers did not break in their win over the Jazz. The Lakers used their height advantage throughout out the game with Pau Gasol scoring 22 points with 15 rebounds and Andrew Bynum adding 17 points and 14 rebounds. Kobe Bryant scored 30 points while dishing the ball eight times. And was the Lamar Odom that we all saw with 11 points and 15 rebounds? It was nothing cute, nothing fancy. Just a dominating win. The Lakers now head up to Utah to see if they can pull off a sweep.

Milwaukee Brewers defeat LA Dodgers 11-6. Read my recap of the game. In rehab games for the Class A Inland Empire 66ers, Manny Ramirez was the designated hitter for four innings and went 1-for-3 with an RBI single, strikeout and groundout to third. Jeff Weaver pitched three innings and gave up two unearned runs on two hits with a walk and three strikeouts.

Boston Red Sox defeat LA Angels 5-1. In stark contrast to the softball game they played Monday night that the Red Sox won 17-8, Tuesday night’s game was a 1-1 pitchers’ duel between Jon Lester and Ervin Santana. Santana gave up a run in the first inning when Marco Scutaro doubled to lead off the inning and came home when Victor Martinez grounded to first. The Angels touched up Lester in the fourth inning when Erick Aybar came home on a Kendry Morales groundout. Everything was going well until the eighth inning when Kevin Jepsen came in to relieve Santana and couldn’t throw a strike to save his life. Things looked good when he got David Ortiz to ground into a double play with the bases loaded to save a run, but he walked Adrian Beltre to load the bases again and gave up a bases clearing double to Jeremy Hermida to blow the game. Scot Shields came in and gave up a double to Mike Lowell to score Hermida for the fourth run of the inning before striking out Jonathan van Every to end the inning. Jonathan Papelbon retired the Angels in order to end the game.