Dodgers sweep Mets

The Dodgers got an RBI-single from Russell Martin in the eighth inning to beat the New York Mets 2-1 and complete a three-game sweep. Jeff Weaver started and rookie Brent Leach got his first major-league win. The Dodgers have the best record in baseball at 29-13 and extended their NL West lead over San Francisco to 8 1/2 games.

Hudson makes a great C.A.T.C.H.

Dodgers second baseman Orlando Hudson was honored Monday night with the inaugural Albert Einstein Leadership Award by the Pasadena Unified School District’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC).
Hudson was unable to attend the ceremony, as he had a game against the Mets.
The award recognizes an individual who, through personal success or extraordinary effort, has positively impacted the special education cause or the public’s perception of special education students.
In 2008, Hudson established the non-profit foundation C.A.T.C.H. (Curing Autism Through Change and Hope) to enable children with autism to enjoy a normal life through the funding of outlets for proper therapy, education, and extracurricular activities.