Stealing Signals: Bashing At Wrigley

Dodgers 7, Cubs 2 – Six of the seven Bums runs came off the longball: James Loney’s 5th inning grand slam, Manny Ramirez’s 7th inning solo shot, and Russell Martin added a third blast for another run in the 9th. Wait a minute: the offensively challenged (or so we thought) Dodgers are the ones beating up on Ryan Dempster and the Cubs bullpen? Someone completely flipped this script on us (read: Ramirez.)

Red Sox 4, Angels 1 – The other SoCal team in the playoffs didn’t handle it as well, losing another playoff game to Boston thanks to a go-ahead home run from Jason BayJon Lester handed it off to Justin Masterson, who got out of a jam in the 8th thanks to a bone-headed base-running error by Vladimir Guerrero.

Phillies 3, Brewers 1 – The Cole Hamels Show: 8 innings, 9 strikeoutts, two hits, first 14 retired.  Milwaukee was probably happy to see Brad Lidge in the 9th, but he got out of a jam for the save.

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