San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1

Hector Sanchez's sacrifice fly scored the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-1.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 1, San Diego 0

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Zack Greinke pitched five shutout innings Sunday and the Los Angeles Dodgers geared up for the post-season with a 1-0 decision over San Diego.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Arizona 6

PHOENIX, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A.J. Ellis cracked an eighth-inning leadoff home run Thursday and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Arizona 7-6 to clinch the National League West title.

MLB: Cincinnati 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

CINCINNATI, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Joey Votto put Cincinnati in front with a two-run homer in the fifth Friday and the Reds held on to edge the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 1, Chicago Cubs 0

CHICAGO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Stephen Fife and three Los Angeles relievers combined on a shutout Sunday, lifting the Dodgers to a 1-0 win and a four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs.

Arizona's Kennedy among eight suspended by National League

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy was suspended 10 games, one of eight players and coaches suspended following the Diamondback's brawl with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 9, San Diego 7

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- Cuban rookie Yasiel Puig hit two home runs Tuesday to help the Los Angeles Dodgers outlast the visiting San Diego Padres 9-7.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Washington 1

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Brandon League finished a shutout effort over 3 2/3 innings by the Los Angeles bullpen Wednesday, allowing the Dodgers to hold on and defeat Washington 3-1.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Baltimore 4

BALTIMORE, April 21 (UPI) -- Matt Kemp highlighted a fifth-inning rally with a go-ahead RBI single Sunday, boosting the Los Angeles Dodgers over Baltimore 7-4 in interleague play.

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Matt Moore and three relievers combined in a three-hitter Thursday in pacing the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays,

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 1

TORONTO, May 14 (UPI) -- Cesar Ramos and four other relievers combined for eight innings of one-run ball after starter Jeff Niemann was hurt Monday, helping Tampa Bay beat Toronto 7-1.

MLB: Tampa Bay 3, Seattle 2 (12 innings)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 30 (UPI) -- Elliot Johnson's run-scoring single in the 12th inning capped the Tampa Bay Rays' 3-2 comeback victory over Seattle.

MLB: Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 2

BALTIMORE, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Matt Wieters clubbed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning Tuesday and the Baltimore Orioles cooled off Tampa Bay with a 4-2 win.

MLB: Oakland 7, Tampa Bay 5

OAKLAND, Calif., July 26 (UPI) -- Conor Jackson delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning Monday and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 7-5 win over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Tampa Bay 12, Minnesota 5

MINNEAPOLIS, July 6 (UPI) -- Evan Longoria broke a tie in the eighth and added a three-run home run in the ninth inning Wednesday of Tampa Bay's 12-5 win over the Minnesota Twins.
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J.P. Howell
Tampa Bay Rays J.P. Howell delivers a pitch to the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 17, 2008. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

James Phillip Howell (born April 25, 1983 in Modesto, California) is a Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. J.P. attended Saint Mary's School in Sacramento, California. He is an alumnus of Jesuit High School in Carmichael, California where he had a 0.09 ERA his senior year and the University of Texas at Austin, where he led the Longhorns to an appearance in the 2004 College World Series championship series. Howell had the best ERA in the CWS that year at 0.77.

Howell is a soft tosser. He throws his sinker in the mid 80's, topping out at 90 MPH. He also throws a knuckle-curve that has been described by scouts as "heavy" because of its extremely sharp downward break. He throws a change-up that breaks away from right-handed hitters. Howell's arsenal also includes a cutter. Howell has solid command of all four pitches.

Howell made his Major League Baseball debut with the Kansas City Royals on June 11, 2005. On June 20, 2006 Howell was traded to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for infielder Fernando Cortez and outfielder Joey Gathright,and made his Devil Rays debut on August 1, 2006.

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