Aaron Harang and the Reds shut out the Dodgers 1-0 last night, sending Los Angeles to its sixth straight loss. The Dodgers have now been shut out three consecutive games and haven't scored in 28 innings. How are the Dodgers going to produce runs? Well, the '86 Mets and strippers tell me cocaine helps you score, so maybe they should look into it. Is there any cocaine in LA?
Harang gave up just four hits in eight innings of work to improve to 11-3 on a team that can't score runs and is habitually 15 games under .500 — pretty impressive. Ken Griffey Jr (of course) drove in the Reds' only run, and even robbed the Dodgers of a couple hits with some impressive plays in the outfield. The Reds are now 49-64. That's good enough for, what? Second place in the NL Central?
Other MLB scores: Kip Wells, inspired by LaFawnduh, outduels Maddux as Cards win 2-1… Red Sox beat Angels 9-6 to avoid sweep. Dustin Pedroia and Mike Lowell led the offense, while the bullpen kept the Angels in check after Jon Lester was chased early… Juan Uribe's two-run homer ends 13-inning marathon; White Sox win 6-4 over Tribe… Wang-Halladay: Roy K's 8 in 7 innings as Jays cool off Yanks.