to live and die in L.A.

Dodgers winYou know it’s a slow baseball day when the N.L. gets love.

Despite picking up a win and maintaining their 1.5 game lead in the West, the Dodgers may be without Brad Penny for awhile.

The pitcher left the game with abdominal pain after trying to run-out a single right after a 28-pitch inning.

Dodgers 5, Rockies 4: Even though Penny left the game injured, he won his eighth start in a row and moved his record to 13-1 overall. Rafael Furcal hit his fourth home run of the season and NoMah drove in 2. The Rockies, who are not very good, left 8 runners on base.

Marlins 4, D-Backs 7: There’s a new contender in the West. The Dodgers, used to having San Diego in their rear-view mirror, now have to watch out for Arizona. Just a week ago, the D-Backs had lost 16 of 22 games. Flash forward to last night, when your favorite announcer slash player (and not the other way around) Eric Byrnes hit a walk-off, three-run homer to push Arizona’s win streak to 6.

Astros 7, Padres 1: David Wells was shelled (mmmm….tacos) for 7 earned runs in only three innings of work as San Diego lost its 2nd straight (the team is 3-7 in its last 10). For the Astros, Carlos Lee and Morgan Ensberg hit back-to-back home runs in the first, and the indestructible Craig Biggio added another in the third.

Athletics 6, Mariners 2: Seattle continued its gift-wrapping of the A.L. West for the Angels, dropping a seventh-straight game. Jeff Weaver was solid for a Weaver, giving up 3 ER in 7 1/3 innings, but the M’s offense continued to struggle. The team has scored 12 combined runs in its last 4 games.

More scores…

American League

Devil Rays 7, Orioles 10

Tigers 3, White Sox 4

Red Sox 14, Indians 9

Yankees 0, Royals 7

National League

Pirates 8, Mets 4

Brewers 5, Reds 6

Nationals 7, Phillies 6

Braves 2, Giants 4

Cubs 1, Cardinals 11


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