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Garciaparra had his first multihomer game in nearly six years and Matt Kemp also homered for the Dodgers, who won their second straight to pull into a first-place tie with the Diamondbacks.
"It's still early," Garciaparra said. "We have to focus on just winning ballgames."
Loney's home run off Doug Slaten (0-3) was the Dodgers' third solo shot over the final five innings and the club's season-high fourth of the game.
"You never know what to expect coming out of the break," said Dodgers manager Joe Torre.
Cory Wade (1-1) pitched the 10th for the Dodgers and one-time closer Jonathan Broxton, Los Angeles' eighth pitcher, came on in the 11th for his first save in six opportunities. He's filling in for injured closer Takashi Saito.
"They're still going to watch me," Broxton said. "That's why they're not calling me the closer."
Garciaparra finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI. He hit two homers in a game for the first time since August 4, 2002, for the Boston Red Sox against Texas.
Young tripled into the right-field corner and scored in the third inning to put Arizona ahead 7-5, but the Los Angeles bullpen held the Diamondbacks scoreless on six hits over the final eight innings.
"When it gets to point where it does tonight, the 10th or 11th inning, the game can go to either team," Young said. "It's just a matter of who gets the big hit and tonight Loney did."
Garciaparra hit his second home run to lead off the sixth inning against reliever Yusmeiro Petit and pull the Dodgers to 7-6. Kemp then hit a one-out homer off Leo Rosales in the seventh to tie the game at 7.
"We got the bats going early, they got the bats going early," Kemp said. "It was a back and forth battle."
The teams combined for seven runs on nine hits, two walks and three errors in the first inning as the Diamondbacks took a 4-3 lead. Andre Ethier and Russell Martin had RBI doubles for Los Angeles while Tracy and Mark Reynolds had run-scoring singles for Arizona.
"Both teams swung the bats well the first couple innings and looked sloopy at times, but then tightened it up considerably," Arizona manager Bob Melvin said.
The Diamondbacks added two more runs in the second on an RBI double by Tracy and a run-scoring wild pitch by Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda to make it 6-3.
Garciaparra pulled the Dodgers to 6-5 in the top of the third with his first home run, a 416-foot shot into a bowl of food in the pool area beyond the fence in right-center field off Diamondbacks starter Doug Davis.
Kuroda lasted a season-worst two innings, allowing six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits with a walk and a strikeout.
Davis fared little better, giving up five runs -- four earned -- on five hits with a walk and three strikeouts over a season-low three innings.
|James Loney is greeted by Joe Torre after his solo shot in the 11th inning. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Matt Kemp, RF-CF||6||2||2||1||0||0||2||.285|
|Andre Ethier, LF-RF||6||1||2||1||0||1||2||.284|
|Russell Martin, C||5||1||2||1||0||0||1||.296|
|Jeff Kent, 2B||3||1||0||0||2||0||2||.250|
|Luis Maza, 2B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.228|
|Nomar Garciaparra, SS||5||2||3||3||0||0||1||.277|
|Jonathan Broxton, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|James Loney, 1B||4||1||1||1||1||0||0||.291|
|Andruw Jones, CF||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||.162|
|Delwyn Young, LF||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||.248|
|Blake DeWitt, 3B||5||0||1||0||0||0||0||.262|
|Hiroki Kuroda, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.067|
|Jason Johnson, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|Joe Beimel, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Brian Falkenborg, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Hong-Chih Kuo, PH-P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.333|
|b- Andy LaRoche, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.178|
|Chan Ho Park, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Cory Wade, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Angel Berroa, PH-SS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.192|
|a-grounded out for Falkenborg in the 7th|
|b-flied out for Kuo in the 9th|
|c-hit by pitch for Wade in the 11th|
|2B - Andre Ethier 2 (23, Davis, Rosales), Russell Martin (18, Davis)|
|HR - Matt Kemp (10, Rosales), Nomar Garciaparra 2 (4, Davis, Petit), James Loney (8, Slaten)|
|RBI - Matt Kemp (52), Andre Ethier (42), Russell Martin (46), Nomar Garciaparra 3 (15), James Loney (51)|
|2-OUT RBI - Nomar Garciaparra 2 (6)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Kent-Garciaparra-Loney|
|E - Andruw Jones (1, Misplayed grounder)|
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Chan Ho Park||1||2||0||0||0||1||0||2.59|
|Cory Wade (W,1-1)||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||2.50|
|Jonathan Broxton (S,1)||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||3.32|
|WP - Hiroki Kuroda (4)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Hiroki Kuroda 60-34, Jason Johnson 47-28, Joe Beimel 15-5, Brian Falkenborg 6-3, Hong-Chih Kuo 33-22, Chan Ho Park 21-13, Cory Wade 8-6, Jonathan Broxton 13-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Hiroki Kuroda 5-0, Jason Johnson 4-5, Hong-Chih Kuo 2-0, Chan Ho Park 2-0, Cory Wade 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Hiroki Kuroda 15, Jason Johnson 12, Joe Beimel 4, Brian Falkenborg 1, Hong-Chih Kuo 8, Chan Ho Park 5, Cory Wade 3, Jonathan Broxton 3|
|Stephen Drew, SS||6||0||1||0||0||0||1||.262|
|Conor Jackson, LF||4||2||3||0||2||0||0||.306|
|Orlando Hudson, 2B||5||2||3||0||1||1||3||.306|
|Connor Robertson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Chad Tracy, 1B||6||1||2||2||0||1||6||.310|
|Mark Reynolds, 3B||4||1||1||1||0||1||5||.249|
|Tony Pena, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Brandon Lyon, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Tony Clark, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.236|
|Doug Slaten, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Chris Burke, 2B||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.186|
|Miguel Montero, C||6||0||1||0||0||3||1||.257|
|Chris Young, CF||5||1||2||1||0||0||0||.230|
|Alex Romero, RF||4||0||1||1||1||1||0||.250|
|Doug Davis, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.105|
|b- Emilio Bonifacio, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.167|
|Yusmeiro Petit, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Micah Owings, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.275|
|Leo Rosales, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Augie Ojeda, 3B||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||.276|
|a-struck out for Lyon in the 9th|
|b-flied out for Davis in the 3rd|
|c-singled for Petit in the 6th|
|2B - Orlando Hudson (25, J. Johnson), Chad Tracy (7, Kuroda)|
|3B - Chris Young (3, J. Johnson)|
|RBI - Chad Tracy 2 (24), Mark Reynolds (59), Chris Young (47), Alex Romero (6)|
|Team LOB - 11|
|DP - Reynolds-Tracy|
|E - Conor Jackson 2 (6, Throwing(Martin scored on misplayed grounder; Garciaparra and Kent advanced on w)|
|Doug Slaten (L,0-3)||1.1||3||1||1||0||0||1||4.55|
|HBP - Berroa (by Connor Robertson)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Doug Davis 86-47, Yusmeiro Petit 33-22, Leo Rosales 12-9, Tony Pena 23-18, Brandon Lyon 12-7, Doug Slaten 22-12, Connor Robertson 14-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Doug Davis 3-2, Yusmeiro Petit 2-5, Leo Rosales 1-0, Tony Pena 2-3, Brandon Lyon 1-2, Doug Slaten 2-2, Connor Robertson 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Doug Davis 16, Yusmeiro Petit 10, Leo Rosales 3, Tony Pena 5, Brandon Lyon 3, Doug Slaten 7, Connor Robertson 3|
|Attendance - 38561|
|Game Time - 4:15|
|Temperature - 82|
|Umpires - Home - Jim Reynolds, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Field Culbreth|