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Dodgers 10, Diamondbacks 4

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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LOS ANGELES -- Nomar Garciaparra reached base three times the hard way.

He tied a major league record when he was hit with pitches three times, rookie Andre Ethier went 4-for-5 with two RBI, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-4 on Monday night.

The first baseman was hit by three different pitchers. The third pitcher who plunked him was Randy Choate and when he did in the seventh inning, he and manager Bob Melvin were ejected by home plate umpire Ted Barrett.

"Obviously, it looked ugly. At times, you try to crowd him, but certainly no one's trying to hit him," Melvin said. "It looked like they (the Dodgers) were trying to get our guys a couple of times and couldn't get them until they finally got (Conor) Jackson. But I don't think there was any animosity involved, and we'll just move on."

Garciaparra, who drove in two runs, was hit in the back by Juan Cruz in the first, then took a glancing blow off the front of his helmet on a pitch by Edgar Gonzalez in the fourth and was struck on the foot by Choate.

The mild-mannered Garciaparra calmly walked to first base each time, and later said he wasn't in any pain.

"Do I get mad? I don't get mad. Go play baseball," he said. "Just go out there, play the game. It's a game I love and respect the game. You got to respect the game always."

The Dodgers are 2-7 in their last nine games.

"Three is a big number to be hit that many times," Ethier said. "Let's put it aside and focus on the other things, which is finish strong here in the first half and go into the All-Star break on a winning note. Not this win one, lose a couple thing."

Derek Lowe (7-4) allowed two runs and seven hits in five innings, struck out two and walked two for his first career win in four starts against Arizona.

Afterward, Lowe rushed out of the clubhouse and declined to talk to reporters.

"He's had better games than that," manager Grady Little said. "He threw a lot of pitches (96) in five innings."

Little said he didn't think the Diamondbacks intentionally hit Garciaparra.

Cruz (3-4) gave up four runs and seven hits in three innings, struck out three and walked two after being activated off the 15-day disabled list earlier Monday. The right-hander had been out with a sore right shoulder since his previous start June 1.

The Dodgers got to Cruz in the first inning with three runs. J.D. Drew and Jeff Kent had consecutive RBI singles and Ethier followed with a run-scoring double.

"I came out early and refocused, did a little analyzing of my swing," he said. "I was swinging good before, it was just a little slight mechanical issue yesterday. When you put your mind to it, good things happen."

Ethier upped his average to .345, which leads all major league rookies, a day after striking out four times against the Angels.

"It's very humbling," he said. "You can swing it well; I guess a day like yesterday (you can) feel like and look like you're the worst player."

The Diamondbacks closed to 3-2 in the second on Johnny Estrada's RBI double and a run-scoring single by Orlando Hudson.

Los Angeles extended its lead to 4-2 on a single by Rafael Furcal in the third. He was dropped from the leadoff spot in the order to seventh a day after going 0-for-4.

The Dodgers added four runs in the fifth, when three of their five hits went to right field. Pinch-hitter Jose Cruz Jr. had an RBI double and Ethier and Kenny Lofton added run-scoring doubles - with Lofton's dropping barely inside the right-field line. Cesar Izturis had a sacrifice fly and Garciaparra extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a run-scoring single to make it 8-2.

Los Angeles added two runs in the seventh. After Choate hit Garciaparra to force in a run, Ethier had an infield hit.

Notes

After the game, Little said Furcal would return to the leadoff spot Tuesday. ... Garciaparra tied the major league record for being hit by pitches in a game. The last major league player to be hit three times was Tampa Bay's Johnny Gomes on Aug. 15. The last NL player was Houston's Richard Hidalgo on April, 19, 2000. ... Cruz had a 13-inning scoreless streak when he went on the DL. ... Arizona won eight of nine games at Dodger Stadium last season and is 1-for-3 so far this year.

 
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Players of the Game
Los Angeles

A. Ethier
AB 5
R 1
H 4
HR 0
RBI 2
Arizona

S. Green
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Arizona Diamondbacks
Craig Counsell, SS4010113
Eric Byrnes, CF5020004
Chad Tracy, 3B4100114
Conor Jackson, 1B3000103
Luis Gonzalez, LF5000006
Shawn Green, RF4231110
Johnny Estrada, C5121002
Orlando Hudson, 2B3021112
Juan Cruz, P1000011
   a- Jeff DaVanon, PH1000001
    Edgar Gonzalez, P0000000
    Greg Aquino, P0000000
   b- Andy Green, PH1000011
    Luis Vizcaino, P0000000
    Randy Choate, P-DH0000000
    Brandon Medders, P0000000
   c- Damion Easley, PH1011000
    Brandon Lyon, P0000000
Totals3741145627 
a-grounded out for Cruz in the 4th
b-struck out for Aquino in the 6th
c-singled for Medders in the 8th
Batting
2B - Craig Counsell (, Lowe), Eric Byrnes (, Lowe), Shawn Green (, Kuo), Johnny Estrada (, Lowe)
RBI - Shawn Green (), Johnny Estrada (), Orlando Hudson (), Damion Easley ()
2-OUT RBI - Shawn Green ()
SB - Eric Byrnes (, 2nd base off Lowe/Martin), Orlando Hudson (, 3rd base off Lowe/Martin)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
E - Craig Counsell (, Missed catch), Johnny Estrada (, Wild throw), Chad Tracy (, Wild throw)
Arizona Diamondbacks
Juan Cruz (L,-) 3744230
Edgar Gonzalez 1.2444010
Greg Aquino 0.1100000
Luis Vizcaino 1000010
Randy Choate0120000
Brandon Medders 1100020
Brandon Lyon 1100010
IBB - Martin by Juan Cruz
HBP - Garciaparra (by Juan Cruz), Garciaparra (by Edgar Gonzalez), Martin (by Edgar Gonzalez), Garciaparra (by Randy Choate)
Pitches-Strikes - Juan Cruz 65-39, Edgar Gonzalez 48-32, Greg Aquino 5-3, Luis Vizcaino 13-11, Randy Choate 11-7, Brandon Medders 14-12, Brandon Lyon 14-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Juan Cruz 1-5, Edgar Gonzalez 2-3, Luis Vizcaino 2-0, Randy Choate 2-0, Brandon Medders 1-0, Brandon Lyon 1-1
Batters Faced - Juan Cruz 19, Edgar Gonzalez 12, Greg Aquino 1, Luis Vizcaino 3, Randy Choate 4, Brandon Medders 4, Brandon Lyon 4
Los Angeles Dodgers
Kenny Lofton, CF4111013
   a- Matt Kemp, PH-CF2100011
Cesar Izturis, 3B5111001
Nomar Garciaparra, 1B2112000
J.D. Drew, RF4221011
    Jonathan Broxton, P0000000
   b- Olmedo Saenz, PH1000013
    Hong-Chih Kuo, P0000000
Jeff Kent, 2B5021017
Andre Ethier, LF5142010
Rafael Furcal, SS5011016
Russell Martin, C3110102
Derek Lowe, P1000113
   c- Jose Cruz Jr., PH-RF3221001
Totals401015102828 
a-hit into fielder's choice for Lofton in the 7th
b-struck out for Broxton in the 7th
c-singled for Lowe in the 5th
Batting
2B - Kenny Lofton (, E. Gonzalez), Cesar Izturis (, Cruz), Andre Ethier 2 (, Cruz, E. Gonzalez), Russell Martin (, Lyon)
SF - Cesar Izturis ()
RBI - Kenny Lofton (), Cesar Izturis (), Nomar Garciaparra 2 (), J.D. Drew (), Jeff Kent (), Andre Ethier 2 (), Rafael Furcal (), Jose Cruz Jr. ()
2-OUT RBI - Nomar Garciaparra (), Andre Ethier ()
Team LOB - 13
Fielding
DP - Furcal-Kent-Garciaparra
E - Russell Martin (, Wild throw)
Los Angeles Dodgers
Derek Lowe (W,-) 5722220
Jonathan Broxton 2000220
Hong-Chih Kuo 2422120
HBP - Jackson (by Jonathan Broxton)
WP - Jonathan Broxton ()
Pitches-Strikes - Derek Lowe 96-61, Jonathan Broxton 44-25, Hong-Chih Kuo 41-26
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Derek Lowe 10-2, Jonathan Broxton 2-2, Hong-Chih Kuo 1-3
Batters Faced - Derek Lowe 23, Jonathan Broxton 9, Hong-Chih Kuo 11
Game Information
Attendance - 47698
Game Time - 3:28
Temperature - 84
Umpires - Home - Ted Barrett, First Base - Laz Diaz, Second Base - Rick Reed, Third Base - Tim Tschida