LAst Night's Action: Wolf Gets Run Support
LA Dodgers defeat Cincinnati Reds 12-3. The Dodgers unleashed on Reds starter Homer Bailey who as Vin Scully noted throughout the broadcast was a one-pitch pony. They scorched Bailey for nine runs in 2 2/3 innings. However the nine runs didn't come without a price when Bailey hit Manny Ramirez on the left hand during the third inning. Manny was taken to the hospital for x-rays which were negative. Meanwhile Randy Wolf pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up only two runs on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts. The Dodgers bats helped his cause by giving him 12 runs of support, the most this season. Wolf got his very first win at home this season, and the Dodgers are now the first team to 60 wins.
LA Angels defeat Kansas City Royals 8-5 (Game 1). Ervin Santana didn't have a great outing in the first game of the doubleheader against the Royals giving up five runs in six innings on eight hits and a walk. However with Mike Napoli and Erick Aybar in the lineup, he was all but assured the win. Napoli went 2-for-4 with a walk and a home run in the sixth inning off of Royals starter Sidney Ponson to tie the game at five runs apiece. Aybar meanwhile went 3-for-4 with a walk scoring three times. The Angels bullpen of Darren Oliver, Kevin Jepsen and closer Brian Fuentes would shut down the Royals giving up a combined two walks and a hit.
LA Angels defeat Kansas City 10-2 (Game 2). Ok the nightcap was a little boring. 30 minutes after the first game was over, both teams came back either offensively fatigued or with better pitchers. After six innings, the Angels led 3-2. Then in the seventh inning the Angels hitters figured they needed some insurance runs, so they put up a seven-spot on the Royals. Erick Aybar was the hero of the doubleheader going 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored in the second game. For both games he went 7-for-9 scoring five runs. Angels starter Sean O'Sullivan meanwhile went 5 1/3 innings giving up two runs on six hits remaining perfect this season with a 3-0 record.
Cincinnati Reds at LA Dodgers. Bronson Arroyo vs. Chad Billingsley. 7:10 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.
LA Angels at Kansas City Royals. Joe Saunders vs. Brian Bannister. 5:10 pm FSWest, AM 830 KLAA/AM 980 KFWB.