(The Sports Xchange) - Andre Ethier hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth and a two-run shot in the 10th as the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the Freeway Series, handing the Los Angeles Angels a 5-3 defeat at Dodger Stadium on Sunday. Ethier had not hit a home run since June 29, a span of 20 games, before the eighth-inning shot off Angels reliever Joe Smith and had not had a multi-homer day in more than four years. The Dodgers are winners of six in a row against their southern California neighbors, the longest winning streak for either team in this inter league matchup.
(The Sports Xchange) - St Louis manager Mike Matheny rolled the dice in the late innings of Sunday's 3-2 win over Colorado, gambling that the Cardinals would win the game in nine innings. Pinch-hitter Brandon Moss' one-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth kept the Cardinals from having to play their 15th extra-inning game of the year. The fact the gamble paid off was a good thing because the Cardinals would have been almost completely out of troops had the game reached the 10th.