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Ryal's home run in 10th lifts D-Backs past Dodgers

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LOS ANGELES -- Ned Colletti didn't see much of the game.

The Dodgers' general manager was too busy wheeling and dealing to set his lineup for postseason play, making moves that overshadowed Los Angeles' 5-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks in 10 innings Monday night.

The Dodgers acquired first baseman Jim Thome from the Chicago White Sox and right-hander Jon Garland from Arizona in separate trades announced late in the game.

 Miller: Dodgers trade for Thome, right-hander Garland

Los Angeles received cash considerations and gave up minor league infielder Justin Fuller for Thome, who has 23 home runs and 74 RBI this season.

The Dodgers will get a player to be named for Garland, who is 8-11 with a 4.28 ERA. Thome and Garland were signed before the midnight ET deadline, making them eligible for postseason play, something they weren't likely to see with their previous clubs.

Thome went from a third-place team trailing Detroit and Minnesota in the AL Central Division to the NL West-leading Dodgers. Garland made out even better, leaving the D-Backs, who trail the Dodgers by 18 games in the NL West.

"You're always trying to improve the club," Colletti said. "I've been trying to get a starting pitcher for a while. We were able to land George Sherrill at the July 31 deadline, but I thought we need another starting pitcher, which is what Jon Garland gives us."

After the game, Garland made what he called a "definitely weird" walk from the visitors' clubhouse to the Dodgers' room. He was scheduled to pitch the series finale against the Dodgers on Thursday.

"It's definitely a team I've always wanted to pitch for," said Garland, who was born in the northern suburb of Valencia and went to high school in nearby Granada Hills. "This is where the dream started for me."

D-Backs pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre said Garland thanked him for their short time together before departing.

"Jon was a pro," he said. "He went about his business in a first-class manner."

Dodgers manager Joe Torre said he planned to talk to Garland about starting on Thursday in place of knuckleballer Charlie Haeger.

"Jon Garland is going to get the ball every five days and if we have six starters, so be it," Torre said. "It has made us stronger. We have some threat off the bench now, and with Garland, we have someone who knows how to pitch."

The trades gave the Dodgers reason to be happy, something the game didn't do.

Rusty Ryal hit a home run to lead off the 10th, putting Arizona on track for its fifth consecutive victory.

Esmerling Vasquez (3-2) got the win with one strikeout in 1 1/3 innings of relief. Juan Gutierrez earned his second save.

James McDonald (4-4) took the loss, allowing two runs and two hits in one inning. He struck out one and walked two, including a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 10th.

Arizona took a 2-0 lead with two outs in the second on Augie Ojeda's double over left fielder Manny Ramirez's head, scoring Miguel Montero and Chris Young, who had back-to-back singles.

The Dodgers got a run back in the bottom of the inning on Ronnie Belliard's home run off an 0-2 pitch from Doug Davis. Belliard started at second base in his Los Angeles debut a day after coming from Washington in a trade for minor league right-hander Luis Garcia.

Ramirez and Matt Kemp hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth, giving the Dodgers a 3-2 lead. Ramirez sent the first pitch from Davis just over the wall in right center. Kemp followed with his 22nd home run over the center-field wall.

Justin Upton tied the game at 3, hitting his 23rd home run off a 3-2 pitch from Los Angeles reliever George Sherrill with one out in the eighth.

Los Angeles starter Randy Wolf allowed two runs and six hits in six innings, struck out seven and walked two.

Davis gave up three runs and five hits in six innings, struck out and walked two.

Russell Martin went 1 for 5 as the Dodgers' leadoff hitter in a lineup juggled by Torre to give Rafael Furcal, Orlando Hudson and James Loney a night off, although Loney and Furcal entered the game late.

Notes

  • The Dodgers became the first major league team to reach the 3 million mark in attendance, with 3,004,726 through 66 home games. It's the 14th consecutive season they've reached that plateau.
  • Stottlemyre said Garland's departure opens up a chance for right-hander Billy Buckner to join the starting rotation. Buckner was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Monday when RHP Chad Qualls went on 60-day DL with dislocated left kneecap.
  • Wolf was left sitting on 99 wins.
  • The Dodgers ended August with a 14-15 mark, their first losing record in any month this season. They haven't had a winning August since 2006.
 
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Rookie Rusty Ryal makes his lone hit of the game count, crushing a tiebreaking homer in the 10th.  (AP)
Rookie Rusty Ryal makes his lone hit of the game count, crushing a tiebreaking homer in the 10th. (AP)

Players of the Game
Los Angeles

M. Ramirez
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
Arizona

A. Ojeda
AB 4
R 0
H 3
HR 0
RBI 3
 

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Arizona Diamondbacks
Ryan Roberts, LF3000211 .296
Rusty Ryal, 2B-1B5111023 .290
Justin Upton, RF5231001 .312
Mark Reynolds, 3B4000111 .278
Miguel Montero, C4120100 .296
Chris Young, CF4110134 .191
Brandon Allen, 1B4000034 .250
    Esmerling Vasquez, P0000000 .000
   a- Gerardo Parra, PH1000003 .285
    Juan Gutierrez, P0000000 .000
Augie Ojeda, SS-2B4033100 .244
Doug Davis, P1000001 .140
   b- John Hester, PH1000011 .600
    Blaine Boyer, P0000000 .000
    Daniel Schlereth, P0000000 .000
    Stephen Drew, SS2000013 .262
Totals385105612  
a-fouled out for Vasquez in the 10th
b-struck out for Davis in the 7th
Batting
2B - Justin Upton (25, McDonald), Augie Ojeda (14, Wolf)
HR - Rusty Ryal (2, McDonald), Justin Upton (23, Sherrill)
SH - Doug Davis (5)
RBI - Rusty Ryal (2), Justin Upton (72), Augie Ojeda 3 (12)
2-OUT RBI - Augie Ojeda 3 (6)
SB - Justin Upton (17, 3rd base off McDonald/Martin), Mark Reynolds (22, 2nd base off McDonald/Martin)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
E - Miguel Montero (9, Missed catch of throw)
Arizona Diamondbacks
Doug Davis 6533223 3.78
Blaine Boyer 1000000 4.05
Daniel Schlereth 0.2000010 7.00
Esmerling Vasquez (W,3-2) 1.1000010 3.38
Juan Gutierrez (S,2) 1000000 4.17
Pitches-Strikes - Doug Davis 102-63, Blaine Boyer 7-5, Daniel Schlereth 6-5, Esmerling Vasquez 11-8, Juan Gutierrez 8-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Doug Davis 9-7, Blaine Boyer 2-1, Esmerling Vasquez 1-2, Juan Gutierrez 1-2
Batters Faced - Doug Davis 25, Blaine Boyer 3, Daniel Schlereth 2, Esmerling Vasquez 4, Juan Gutierrez 3
Los Angeles Dodgers
Russell Martin, C5010000 .258
Andre Ethier, RF4000001 .283
Manny Ramirez, LF4121011 .310
Matt Kemp, CF4111022 .314
Casey Blake, 3B4000000 .272
Ronnie Belliard, 2B4111010 .246
Mark Loretta, 1B1000200 .228
    Hong-Chih Kuo, P0000000 .000
    George Sherrill, P0000000 .000
    Jonathan Broxton, P0000000 .000
   a- Juan Pierre, PH1000000 .322
    James McDonald, P0000000 .000
Juan Castro, SS3000002 .299
   b- Rafael Furcal, PH1000000 .255
Randy Wolf, P2000001 .190
    James Loney, 1B2000000 .274
Totals3535324  
a-grounded out for Broxton in the 9th
b-grounded out for Castro in the 10th
Batting
2B - Russell Martin (16, Davis)
HR - Manny Ramirez (15, Davis), Matt Kemp (22, Davis), Ronnie Belliard (6, Davis)
RBI - Manny Ramirez (49), Matt Kemp (86), Ronnie Belliard (23)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Belliard-Castro-Loretta, Blake-Belliard-Loretta
E - Juan Castro (3, Misplayed grounder)
Los Angeles Dodgers
Randy Wolf 6622270 3.25
Hong-Chih Kuo (H,9) 1100020 3.20
George Sherrill (BS,4) 1111211 1.91
Jonathan Broxton 1000010 2.74
James McDonald (L,4-4) 1221211 4.13
IBB - Young by George Sherrill, Montero by James McDonald
Pitches-Strikes - Randy Wolf 102-67, Hong-Chih Kuo 14-11, George Sherrill 25-11, Jonathan Broxton 11-7, James McDonald 29-17
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Randy Wolf 5-4, Hong-Chih Kuo 1-0, George Sherrill 1-1, Jonathan Broxton 1-1, James McDonald 1-2
Batters Faced - Randy Wolf 24, Hong-Chih Kuo 4, George Sherrill 6, Jonathan Broxton 3, James McDonald 8
Game Information
Attendance - 45211
Game Time - 3:02
Temperature - 88
Umpires - Home - Bruce Dreckman, First Base - Paul Emmel, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Todd Tichenor