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LAst Night's Action: Baron's Back

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As we mentioned earlier today, Los Angeles native Baron Davis is headed home and he's bringing his beard and 21 points per game with him. The former Crossroads School and UCLA standout came to a verbal agreement with the LA's other team, making the Clippers suddenly relevant and a playoff contender. Baron credits the community for his decision telling ESPN, "I'm happy with where I'm going. A big reason is because of the impact and the things that I can do going forward. I knew I could have done them here and created all kinds of good things and positive things in the community, and ultimately, me going home helps me make an impact on young kids." Elton Brand, who opted out Monday is expected to re-sign with the Clips for a hometown discount. Baron and Brand! Clipper Nation hasn't been this excited since the Red, White and Blue marched all the way into the second round of the playoffs in 2006.

LA Dodgers defeat Houston Astros 7-6 in 11 innings. Do you remember what you were doing on June 19th? Neither do I. Tonight's seven runs by the Dodgers was their highest run total since that date. The boys in blue blew a lead and starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw's first major league win, thanks to a two-out double off the bat of Carlos Lee in the bottom of the 7th to knot the game up at six. In the top of the 11th, the 40 year-old Jeff Kent homered off Astros' reliever Wesley Wright, giving the Dodgers the 7-6 lead. Takashi Saito blanked the 'stros in the home half of the inning, earning his 13th save. In other Dodger news: Shortstop Rafael Furcal felt stiffness in his back after four innings during a minor league assignment on Tuesday and was sent back home for further medical evaluation.

LA Angels Defeat Oakland A's 5-3.The Angels were able to increase their lead in the division to 4.5 games over the A's thanks to the bat of Garret Anderson. With the game tied at three in the 8th, the struggling Anderson knocked a 3-1 pitch from Oakland reliever Alan Embree out of Angel Stadium for a two-run home run. K-Rod was perfect in the 9th for save number 33 on the season. Angels starter Ervin Santana fanned seven A's in seven innings of work, giving up two runs on eight hits. In other Angels news: starting pitcher Kelvim Escobar looks to be out for the season.