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Penny looks to reverse struggles against the AL

Jun 8, 2007 - 2:28 PM Toronto (28-31) at LA Dodgers (34-26) 10:40 pm EDT

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Brad Penny has a pretty good track record against the National League. It is against the American League where he loses his value.

Penny and the Los Angeles Dodgers begin a three-game weekend set at Dodger Stadium against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Penny (7-1, 2.37 ERA), who is just 1-4 with a 5.20 ERA in seven interleague starts for the Dodgers, will look to improve his 1-0 record in two starts vs. Toronto despite a 6.75 ERA against the Blue Jays.

The righthander is 7-0 with a 1.35 ERA in 11 starts against teams from the NL this season, but dropped his only game against an AL team (Anaheim) when he allowed a season-high eight runs.

On Sunday, he surrendered four runs and nine hits over six innings, but the Dodgers saved him with five runs in the last three innings to prevail at Pittsburgh, 5-4. It was just the second time in his 12 starts Penny allowed more than three runs.

Dustin McGowan (2-2, 5.50) will go for his third straight win for the first time in his career when he takes the mound for the Blue Jays. On Saturday, he surrendered three runs and six hits over seven frames in a 9-3 win over the White Sox.

This will be the righthander's first lifetime appearance against the Dodgers.








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    TORONTO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    LA DODGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
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    TORONTO 1 3 8 0
    LA DODGERS 2 4 7 0 (FINAL 10)

    BATTERIES: TOR

    Jun 9 1:23 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY OLMEDO SAENZ (3) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 10TH OFF JEREMY ACCARDO SCORED TONY ABREU.
    FINAL SCORE: LA DODGERS 4, TORONTO 3

    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 9 1:23 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GREGG ZAUN SCORED JOHN MCDONALD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G ZAUN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 3
    LA DODGERS 2 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A RIOS (.293, 1-FOR-4)

    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 9 1:12 AM
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    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 9 1:02 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MATT STAIRS (8) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    9TH OFF TAKASHI SAITO.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 2, LA DODGERS 2
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: V WELLS (.256, 0-FOR-3)

    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 9 12:44 AM
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    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 9 12:44 AM
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    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 9 12:40 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY LUIS GONZALEZ (8) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 7TH OFF DUSTIN MCGOWAN SCORED JEFF KENT.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 1, LA DODGERS 2
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: R MARTIN (.305, 0-FOR-2)

    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 9 12:15 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TROY GLAUS SCORED ALEX RIOS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T GLAUS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 1
    LA DODGERS 0 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A HILL (.283, 0-FOR-1)

    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 8 11:28 PM