Los Angeles took a 3-2 lead in the top of the eighth with Beimel as the pitcher of record. He got two ground outs from the only batters he faced in the bottom of the frame. Beimel is now 5-1 via the 6-2 final score.
Beimel, a middle-inning reliever, is third on the team with a 2.11 ERA. Second with 62 appearances, Beimel averages just over 2/3 inning per outing. The 1998 Pittsburgh Pirate 18th round draft pick is on the way to his best MLB season. He was inducted into Duquesne's Hall of Fame in February 2004.
Note: His jersey number is 97. Originally wearing 53, Beimel wanted a change for better luck. He chose 97 for the year his son Drew was born. Local hockey may helped him there. Jaromir Jagr's hockey jersey number is 68, to honor the year of the Praque Spring in his native Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic).