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Los Angeles at Arizona

W: M. Koplove (1-0) L: D. Sanchez (0-1)
S: B. Lyon (2)
HR: LA - J. Repko (1)   ARI - T. Glaus (4), S. Green (2)

Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 4

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

PHOENIX -- Six games with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Troy Glaus already is in the team's record book.

The big third baseman homered for the fourth straight game to tie a franchise mark, and Shawn Green connected against his former club for the second day in a row to help Arizona beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 on Sunday.

The Diamondbacks lead the major leagues with 13 homers.

"I think that's kind of the plan. We're supposed to hit some home runs," Green said. "In the first week of the season, that's what we've done."

Dodgers starter Derek Lowe left after being hit on the right arm by Craig Counsell's line drive in the fifth inning. The ball struck the right-hander just above the elbow in the triceps area, and X-rays were negative. He is day to day.

"I'm very lucky," Lowe said. "An inch down below, if it hits your elbow bone, it probably breaks it."

Chad Tracy, who committed a two-base error that led to an unearned run in the first, singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth off Duaner Sanchez (0-1) after Luis Gonzalez led off with a double.

"It's embarrassing over there at first when you make a play like that," Tracy said, "but it's nice to come up and have a chance to redeem yourself."

Mike Koplove (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win. Brandon Lyon worked the ninth for his second save, facing some of the same batters who hit him hard when Arizona blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning of an 8-7 loss on Friday.

Arizona's "G-Force" trio of Gonzalez, Glaus and Green is off to a strong start.

"I know the middle of our order I like quite a bit," manager Bob Melvin said. "We play in the ballpark where, if you hit it solid, it will go out."

Glaus' shot tied it at 1 in the second and matched Reggie Sanders' team record for consecutive games with a home run.

"I didn't even know," Glaus said. "That kind of stuff we don't necessarily concern ourselves with. It's nice to see your name in the book, but we don't play for that."

Sanders set the mark in April 2001, hitting six homers during that span.

Green's solo shot off reliever Kelly Wunsch put Arizona up 4-2 in the sixth. Green acknowledged that it was special to do well against the Dodgers, who traded him away.

"It felt great," he said. "I really wanted to win the series. That didn't work out, but it was nice to contribute today."

Dodgers manager Jim Tracy was disappointed in his team's failure to take advantage of some scoring opportunities, and in the way Sanchez fell behind in the count in the eighth.

"But I certainly am not disappointed with the fact that we've played six games on the road, and we've won series in both cities," Tracy said.

Los Angeles plays its home opener Tuesday against San Francisco.

Jason Repko's two-run drive in the seventh tied it at 4, his first major league home run. It marked the third game in a row that Los Angeles rallied when trailing Arizona after the sixth inning or later. But this time the Diamondbacks pulled it out, avoiding a three-sweep.

Counsell had two RBIs -- on a sacrifice fly and the single that injured Lowe.

In the fifth, Chris Snyder reached on a throwing error by shortstop Cesar Izturis. McCracken walked, then Russ Ortiz laid down a perfect bunt with two strikes. The Dodgers waited for the ball to roll foul, but it barely stayed inside the line for a hit, and the bases were loaded for Counsell.

His liner off Lowe's arm sailed over the head of third baseman Jose Valentin to score Snyder and make it 3-1.

Ortiz failed to get an out in the sixth, giving up consecutive singles to Jeff Kent, Valentin and Jason Grabowski, then walking Jason Phillips to cut the lead to 3-2. Oscar Villarreal came on and got Hee-Seop Choi to pop out, then pinch-hitter Milton Bradley bounced into a double play to end the inning.

In the sixth, though, Izturis singled off Villarreal, then Repko hit a 2-2 pitch into the seats in left-center. Villarreal then left with a right shoulder strain.


Los Angeles INF Norihiro Nakamura, called up from Triple-A Las Vegas earlier in the day, singled in his first major league at-bat, with two outs in the eighth. ... Dodgers OF J.D. Drew ended a season-opening 0-for-25 slump with a single off Randy Choate in the seventh. ... Two games in the series were decided by one run, the other went to extra innings.

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Players of the Game
Los Angeles

J. Repko
AB 4
R 2
H 1
HR 1

C. Tracy
AB 4
R 0
H 1
HR 0

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HR - Jason Repko (1, Villarreal)
SH - Derek Lowe (1)
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Dennis Houlton 0.2000010 6.75
Kelly Wunsch 2211111 4.50
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Arizona Diamondbacks
Craig Counsell, 2B2012100 .400
Royce Clayton, SS4000014 .182
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Troy Glaus, 3B4111021 .280
Shawn Green, RF3111110 .273
Chad Tracy, 1B4011000 .429
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Russ Ortiz, P1010000 .667
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HR - Troy Glaus (4, Lowe), Shawn Green (2, Wunsch)
SF - Craig Counsell (1)
SH - Russ Ortiz (1)
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Game Information
Attendance - 29796
Game Time - 3:08
Temperature - 71
Umpires - Home - Brian O'Nora, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Tim Welke