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"The pressure was off of me," Ethier said. "Kemp was the one that came up with the big hit to get us even. We had new life, a fresh start. I was able to get ahead and figured why not give it a shot ahead 2-0. I figured why not. Let's take a chance."
The Dodgers took two of three from Arizona to pull even with the Diamondbacks in the NL West.
"That was a huge win," Dodgers manager Joe Torre said. "It was nice to be able to steal that one."
Nomar Garciaparra doubled and James Loney singled. Andruw Jones hit what could have been a double-play grounder to Stephen Drew, but the shortstop bobbled the ball and had to throw to first for the out as Garciaparra scored.
"If we turn that it's potentially a different outcome," Arizona manager Bob Melvin said. "You never know where the game goes after that."
Lyon retired Blake DeWitt on a grounder to short for the second out. But Andy LaRoche singled to right, scoring Loney to make it 4-3, and Kemp doubled to center to score pinch runner Pablo Ozuna and tie the game.
"I fouled off some good pitches until I got a good pitch to hit," Kemp said. "He threw a straight fastball inside and I turned on it."
Ethier followed with a triple high off the center-field wall, scoring Kemp to give the Dodgers their first lead. Russell Martin singled to center for a two-run Dodgers lead.
Lyon (2-4) lasted just two-thirds of an inning, allowing a career-worst five runs and five hits for his fifth blown save. On Saturday, he allowed two runs and three hits in an inning, but got the save.
"My arm felt great today," Lyon said. "It was just a matter of not making pitches when I needed to. The last couple of outings I didn't do a very good job out there. I just need to do a better job of making pitches."
Ramon Troncoso (1-1) was the beneficiary of the rally, striking out five over two innings for his first major league victory. Jonathan Broxton pitched the ninth and surrendered a two-out RBI single to Drew before recording his second straight save.
Webb, trying for his major league-leading 14th win, was effective if not overpowering, allowing six hits with three walks and four strikeouts in eight innings.
"I felt I was falling behind a lot in the count," Webb said. "But I worked out of some jams, made some pitches when I had to and came out pretty much unscathed. It gets frustrating to go out there and not be able to put it where you want it."
Orlando Hudson fueled the Diamondbacks' three-run first inning off with his baserunning.
Drew and Conor Jackson led off the game with consecutive singles and Hudson walked to load the bases. Tony Clark then hit routine grounder to Kent just in front of Hudson, who evaded Kent's initial tag attempt and started running back to first while Drew scored from third. Kent threw to Loney at first to retire Clark and, with Hudson caught in a rundown, Loney threw back to Garciaparra.
Garciaparra glanced briefly at Jackson, who had advanced to third, as he chased Hudson back to the bag. But Hudson dove back to the first-base bag ahead of the tag from a sliding Garciaparra to give the Diamondbacks runners on first and third.
Mark Reynolds and Chris Young followed with back-to-back RBI singles for a 3-0 Arizona lead.
"We gave them a run by messing up the rundown play but we were able to overcome that," Torre said.
Arizona added a run in the sixth when Reynolds led off with a triple and scored on Snyder's suicide squeeze bunt.
Lowe went 5 1/3 innings, allowing four runs and seven hits.
"Sometimes you just have to invent stuff," Lowe said. "This was one of those days."
|Russell Martin helps the Dodgers rally from a three-run deficit with an RBI single in the ninth. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Matt Kemp, RF||5||1||1||1||0||1||3||.285|
|Andre Ethier, LF||4||1||1||1||1||1||0||.280|
|Russell Martin, C||4||0||2||1||1||0||0||.295|
|Jeff Kent, 2B||5||0||1||0||0||0||2||.249|
|Jonathan Broxton, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Nomar Garciaparra, SS||4||1||2||0||0||0||1||.288|
|James Loney, 1B||4||2||3||0||0||1||1||.296|
|Andruw Jones, CF||4||0||1||1||0||0||1||.164|
|Blake DeWitt, 3B||3||0||0||1||1||0||1||.255|
|Derek Lowe, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.158|
|Brian Falkenborg, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Delwyn Young, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.255|
|Ramon Troncoso, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Andy LaRoche, PH||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||.191|
|Pablo Ozuna, PR||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||.281|
|Angel Berroa, 2B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.192|
|a-grounded out for Falkenborg in the 7th|
|b-singled for Troncoso in the 9th|
|2B - Matt Kemp (22, Lyon), Nomar Garciaparra (4, Lyon), James Loney (26, Webb)|
|3B - Andre Ethier (1, Lyon)|
|SH - Derek Lowe (4)|
|RBI - Matt Kemp (53), Andre Ethier (43), Russell Martin (47), Andruw Jones (11), Blake DeWitt (35), Andy LaRoche (4)|
|2-OUT RBI - Matt Kemp (26), Andre Ethier (14), Russell Martin (17), Andy LaRoche (2)|
|CS - Nomar Garciaparra (1, 2nd base by Webb/Snyder)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|Outfield Assists - Andre Ethier 1, Andruw Jones 1|
|E - Russell Martin (10, Throwing)|
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Ramon Troncoso (W,1-1)||2||0||0||0||0||5||0||4.32|
|Jonathan Broxton (S,2)||1||1||1||1||1||1||0||3.46|
|WP - Ramon Troncoso (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Derek Lowe 98-57, Brian Falkenborg 6-4, Ramon Troncoso 34-19, Jonathan Broxton 23-15|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Derek Lowe 6-2, Brian Falkenborg 2-0, Ramon Troncoso 2-0, Jonathan Broxton 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Derek Lowe 24, Brian Falkenborg 2, Ramon Troncoso 7, Jonathan Broxton 5|
|Stephen Drew, SS||5||1||4||1||0||1||0||.270|
|Conor Jackson, LF||5||1||1||0||0||0||2||.307|
|Orlando Hudson, 2B||3||1||0||0||1||1||1||.306|
|Tony Clark, 1B||4||0||0||1||0||2||0||.226|
|Mark Reynolds, 3B||4||1||2||1||0||1||0||.249|
|Brandon Lyon, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Leo Rosales, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Chris Young, CF||3||0||1||1||1||1||2||.230|
|Chris Snyder, C||2||0||0||1||1||1||1||.244|
|Alex Romero, RF||3||0||0||0||0||2||2||.242|
|a- Chad Tracy, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.308|
|Emilio Bonifacio, PR||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||.167|
|Brandon Webb, P||3||0||0||0||0||3||0||.146|
|Augie Ojeda, 3B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.274|
|a-walked for Romero in the 9th|
|3B - Stephen Drew (6, Lowe), Mark Reynolds (3, Lowe)|
|SH - Chris Snyder (3)|
|RBI - Stephen Drew (35), Tony Clark (12), Mark Reynolds (60), Chris Young (48), Chris Snyder (34)|
|2-OUT RBI - Stephen Drew (17)|
|SB - Chris Young (6, 3rd base off Lowe/Martin)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Snyder-Drew, Hudson-Drew-Clark, Reynolds-Hudson-Clark|
|E - Tony Clark (1, Misplayed grounder(3rd strike bunted foul))|
|Brandon Lyon (BS,5; L,2-4)||0.2||5||5||5||0||0||0||3.86|
|Pitches-Strikes - Brandon Webb 109-65, Brandon Lyon 27-18, Leo Rosales 5-4|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brandon Webb 15-3, Brandon Lyon 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Brandon Webb 31, Brandon Lyon 7, Leo Rosales 2|
|Attendance - 39217|
|Game Time - 3:09|
|Temperature - 76|
|Umpires - Home - Tim Timmons, First Base - Field Culbreth, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Kerwin Danley|