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Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 5-3 in 11 innings


September 11. 2013 2:36AM
Associated Press



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(AP) Pinch-hitter Scott Van Slyke's two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.


Van Slyke lined the homer off Josh Collmenter (4-3) into the lower left field seats, scoring Mark Ellis who singled just ahead of Van Slyke.


It was the Dodgers' fifth consecutive win over the D-backs. They hit six homers, including three by Juan Uribe, in winning the series opener on Monday.


Chris Withrow (1-0) got the victory, striking out four in 1 1-3 innings.


Collmenter gave up two runs and three hits.


The Dodgers had the go-ahead run on third with two outs in the 10th.


Adrian Gonzalez singled and was replaced by pinch-runner Dee Gordon, who stole second. Andre Ethier was intentionally walked before Collmenter uncorked a wild pitch, allowing Gordon to take third. Ethier move up to second when the ball sailed to the backstop. Juan Uribe struck out swinging to end the threat.


After Arizona took a 3-2 lead in the top of the fifth, the Dodgers tied the game 3-all in the bottom of the inning on Ethier's RBI double that scored Hanley Ramirez, who walked with two outs.


Didi Gregorius' two-run homer on his first pitch from Edinson Volquez gave the D-backs a 3-2 lead earlier in the inning. Gerardo Parra also scored after drawing a leadoff walk.


The Diamondbacks trailed 2-1 in the fourth on Miguel Montero's RBI single.


Los Angeles led 2-0 in the second on fielder's choice groundouts by Volquez and Yasiel Puig.


Volquez gave up three runs and four hits in six innings of his second start and third appearance as a Dodger since signing on Aug. 30. He struck out five and walked one.


Arizona starter Trevor Cahill allowed three runs and four hits in six innings, struck out two and walked four.


NOTES: Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he's increasingly optimistic that OF Matt Kemp could return this season. Kemp has been rehabbing a sprained left ankle, although he was slowed recently by a strained hamstring. ... D-backs 1B Paul Goldschmidt turned 26.


Associated Press


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