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Self-induced Squeaker

It always seems to be one inning that does John Lackey in.
Why Scioscia doesn't pull him out sooner - this is historically - is a mystery.

The contact play didn't work, and neither did the Leave-Frankie-Out (although we have so many games against Texas, I guess resting him and denying them a look at him has some value, but it is miniscule).

Finley slapped one through to the right side, though, that is all that matters (after messing up a squeeze). Bengie's 3-run bomb was the key. We get any stellar production out of the aging '02 heroes and we are going places.