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Wake N’ Blog For June 17th: Eighty-One-Year-Old Man Gets Five Years For Dealing OxyContin, Wonders If He’ll Be Able To Watch Matlock In Prison


MLB Scoreboard. Joe Mauer went 4-4, raising his batting average 15 points to .429 as the Twins beat the Pirates 8-2. David Ortiz homered in a six-run 4th inning, pacing the Red Sox to a 8-2 victory over the  Marlins. Gil Meche pitched a four-hit shutout, leading Kansas City to a 5-0 win over Arizona. Tampa Bay halted Colorado’s 11-game winning streak with a 12-4 win. Albert Pujols hit his fifth homer in five games as the Cardinals whipped the Tigers 11-2. Ivan Rodrugeuz made his 2,226th appearance behind home plate, tying Carlton Fisk’s Major League record, in a 6-1 Texas win over Houston. The White Sox-Cubs game was postponed due to rain. [ Scoreboard]

College World Series. Dustin Ackley went 4-5, becoming the all-time hits leader in College World Series history, as he led North Carolina eliminated Southern Mississippi with a 11-4 victory. [Yahoo!]

Steroids. According to a report in The New York Times, Sammy Sosa failed a drug test in 2003. Shocking. I’m seriously blown away. * yawn * [AP]

Courts. Former Major Leaguer Mel Hall is facing life in prison after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl he coached in basketball in the late 1990s. [Fort Worth Star Telegram]

Sorry, you old fogey, but my guess is if there is something referred to as an early bird special in prison, it has nothing to do with eating. Rayfield Dupree was sentenced last Friday to five years in prison for illegally selling OxyContin. Dupree will be eligible for parole in 20 months, if he makes it that long. Sure, what he did was illegal, but at least he was still out there living his life. That’s nice. [Yahoo!/AP]