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Wake N’ Blog For July 27th: Pepper Spray? Why Didn’t Dr. Eggman Think Of That?

wake-n-blogMLB Roundup. Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins and Raul Ibanez all hit two-run homers in Philadelphia’s 9-2 win over St. Louis. Grady Sizemore hit a leadoff homer, Jhonny Peralta hit a grand slam and Travis Hafner and Ben Fracisco hit back-to-back homers as Cleveland demolished Seattle 12-3 to complete the weekend sweep. Austin Kearns delivered the game-winning single in the 10th inning for the Nationals, who beat the Padres 3-2. [MLB.com Scoreboard]

Tour de France. Alberto Contador won the 2,141 mile race. Andy Schleck came in second at 4 minutes, 11 seconds behind Contador, while Lance Armstrong was on the podium in third place, 5 minutes, 24 seconds back. [Yahoo!]

Soccer. Mexico destroyed an inexperienced U.S. squad 5-0 for its fifth CONCA-CAF soccer regional championship at Giants Stadium. It was the worst American home loss since losing 5-0 to England in 1985. [New York Daily News]

I wonder if a bunch of gold rings went flying after the pepper spray was used. Police in Boonton, New Jersey needed to use pepper spray to subdue a hostile hedgehog after it chased resident Alex Scott into his garage in an all-out attack. Unfortunately the hedgehog was euthanized. I assume Tails feels partially responsible for this tragedy – he was always egging Sonic on to do irresponsible things. [Yahoo!/AP]