MLB: Houston 3, Los Angeles Angels 1

HOUSTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Bud Norris became the latest pitcher to handcuff Los Angeles Wednesday, allowing a lone run in eight innings to bring Houston a 3-1 win over the Angels.

MLB: Baltimore 5, Los Angeles Angels 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 3 (UPI) -- Chris Tillman allowed three hits over eight scoreless innings Thursday, lifting Baltimore to a 5-1 triumph over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Seattle 3, Los Angeles Angels 2

SEATTLE, April 28 (UPI) -- Felix Hernandez held the Angels to one run over eight innings and Kendrys Morales drove in the go-ahead run Saturday, boosting Seattle over Los Angeles 3-2.

MLB: Minnesota 8, Los Angeles Angels 2

MINNEAPOLIS, April 16 (UPI) -- Joe Mauer did it all for Minnesota Monday, going 4-for-5 with a solo homer and three RBI in powering the Twins over the Los Angeles Angels 8-2.

MLB: Cincinnati 5, Los Angeles Angels 4

CINCINNATI, April 4 (UPI) -- Chris Heisey hit a two-run home run Thursday that proved to be the difference in a 5-4 Cincinnati Reds' victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Colorado 0

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Joe Blanton tossed six shutout innings and Matt Kemp homered twice Saturday, keeping the Dodgers' playoff hopes alive with a 3-0 win over Colorado.

MLB: San Francisco 4, LA Dodgers 0

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Barry Zito and five San Francisco relievers combined on a five-hit shutout Sunday for a 4-0 Giants whitewash of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 10, Colorado 8

DENVER, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A.J. Ellis cracked a grand slam to lead the Dodgers' offense but Los Angeles had to hang on down the stretch Wednesday to record a 10-8 victory over Colorado.

MLB: San Francisco 4, LA Dodgers 1

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Tim Lincecum limited Los Angeles to five hits Tuesday and led the San Francisco Giants to a 4-1 win over the NL West rival Dodgers.

MLB: Pittsburgh 10, Los Angeles Dodgers 6

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Garrett Jones hit a pair of three-run homers Thursday, the second one giving Pittsburgh the lead for good on its way to a 10-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Miami 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 3

MIAMI, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Nick Green and John Buck hit back-to-back RBI doubles during a four-run fifth inning Saturday that carried Miami to a 7-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Dodgers add pitcher Blanton from Phillies

Dodgers add pitcher Blanton from Phillies

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers Friday acquired right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton from Philadelphia in exchange for a player to be named later.

MLB: Atlanta 2, Philadelphia 1

ATLANTA, July 28 (UPI) -- Mike Minor dominated the Phillies Saturday, holding them to one run in eight innings, and Atlanta stayed hot with a 2-1 decision over Philadelphia.

MLB: Philadelphia 4, San Fran. 3 (12 inn.)

PHILADELPHIA, July 22 (UPI) -- Jimmy Rollins delivered a run-scoring single in the 12th inning Sunday, boosting the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 decision over San Francisco.

MLB: Philadelphia 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- Ryan Howard cracked his first homer of the year Monday, providing the decisive blow in the Philadelphia Phillies' 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Joe Blanton
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Joe Blanton delivers a pitch to the St. Louis Cardinals in the third inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 4, 2009. Philadelphia won the game 6-1. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Joseph Matthew Blanton (born December 11, 1980, in Nashville, Tennessee) is a starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball.

He graduated from Franklin-Simpson High School (Kentucky) in 1999. He pitched three seasons for the University of Kentucky. He posted a 13–12 record from 2000 to 2002, and led the Southeastern Conference with 133 strikeouts in his final season, finishing with a 4.59 ERA.

Blanton was selected by the Oakland Athletics with the New York Yankees' first round pick (24th overall) in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft, acquired as compensation for the loss of free agent Jason Giambi. In 2003, while pitching for the Kane County Cougars and the Midland RockHounds, he ranked second in all of minor league baseball with a combined 174 strikeouts.

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