Los Angeles at Arizona

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L.A. Dodgers (82-57) «0301000217100
Arizona (61-78)000020000280

Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 2

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PHOENIX -- Manny Ramirez showed off a faux trophy ball in the Los Angeles Dodgers clubhouse Monday, then signed it.

"This is the ball I was thrown of the game on," he said with a smile.

Like the Dodgers, Ramirez could laugh about it after a 7-2 victory against Arizona.

Ramirez hit his 17th home run in the second inning but was ejected by home plate Doug Eddings in the third after striking out.

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Ramirez struck on three pitches, the first two called strikes -- the second pitch appeared to be inside. After swinging and missing to end the inning, he flung his bat and helmet near the plate.

"I told him I thought it was a ball," Ramirez said. "Then I threw my helmet, and he threw me out. It's OK. He's human. He's not a machine."

Chris Young homered again -- he hit three Sunday in a loss at Colorado -- as Arizona dropped its fifth straight.

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Ramirez and James Loney hit back-to-back home runs off Max Scherzer in a three-run second inning and Ronnie Belliard had a solo home run in the fourth to back Vicente Padilla, who is 2-0 in his three starts since joining the Dodgers' starting rotation Aug. 27.

Ramirez was tossed for the second time this season and sixth of his career.

"I think it was just too quick a trigger," Dodgers manager Joe Torre said. "You can fine somebody for throwing equipment, and you can throw them out. I asked [Eddings] if he cursed him, and he said no. I just wish more umpires -- and he's a good umpire, he works hard -- when they see an impending problem, would just turn around and walk away.

"This game is a passionate game. It's something that needs to be taken into consideration, and I don't think they take it into consideration enough. I'm not saying the umpire should take abuse. But I think they should do what they can to keep from having to do what they did today," he said.

Late-season acquisitions Belliard and Padilla continue to provide contributions for the NL West-leading Dodgers.

Belliard, acquired from Washington on Aug. 30, had three hits and two RBI, finishing a triple short of the cycle. He is 10 for 26 since joining the Dodgers with two home runs and six RBI.

"When you get traded from a team that is going nowhere to a team that is in a pennant race, hey, you feel you have to raise your level of playing baseball," said Belliard, hitting .262 with seven home runs overall.

Belliard had an RBI double and Russell Martin hit a sacrifice in two-run eighth inning, which began when Juan Pierre, Ramirez's replacement, singled and stole second and third. Pierre had an RBI single in the ninth.

Jonathan Broxton got a four-out save, entering to strike out Justin Upton with runners on first and second and two outs in the eighth inning. Broxton has 33 saves in 38 chances.

Young hit a two-run homer in the fifth to make it 4-2.

Young has 11 home runs. The major league record for home runs in a two-game span is five, last done by Alex Rodriguez on Aug. 17-18, 2002, when he was with Texas.

Padilla, signed to a minor league contract Aug. 19 after being released by Texas on Aug. 17, is 2-0 with a 2.76 ERA in three starts since joining the Dodgers' rotation.

Padilla gave up six hits and struck out three in his second successive start against Arizona, which scored only one run off him in 5 1/3 innings of a no-decision Sept. 1. Padilla beat Colorado in his first start.

Scherzer (9-9) and Martin exchanged words in the middle of the fourth inning.

Scherzer hit Martin with a pitch behind the left shoulder with two outs in the top of the inning. That came two batters after Belliard's home run gave the Dodgers a 4-0 lead.

Martin stared at Scherzer as he walked toward first base, escorted by home Eddings, and Scherzer took a few steps toward the base line. The two exchanged words on the field after Padilla flied out to end the inning.

"I'm not trying to hit him. I'm trying to get an out. It caught me off guard that he was upset," Scherzer said.

"Looking at his body language, I don't think he tried to hit me," Martin said. "But it still hurt."

After Scherzer lined a single to right field to open the sixth inning, Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier threw to first base in an attempt to catch Scherzer, who made it easily.

Notes

Arizona outfielder Justin Upton was back in the starting lineup Monday after being replaced for failing to run hard on a fly ball in the third inning of a 13-5 loss at Colorado on Sunday. Upton, who thought his fly to deep right field was a home run, was held to a single. "It's a growing and maturing moment, and it is my job to remind him of those moments," manager A.J. Hinch said. ... Young became the first player in major league history to hit three home runs in a game with a batting average under .200 and a minimum of 300 at-bats Sunday, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. He entered the game hitting .191.

 
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Players of the Game
Los Angeles

R. Belliard
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 2
Arizona

C. Young
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Los Angeles Dodgers
Rafael Furcal, SS5010011 .255
Matt Kemp, CF5110011 .306
Andre Ethier, RF5000002 .280
Manny Ramirez, LF2111010 .304
    Juan Pierre, LF3121001 .318
James Loney, 1B4211101 .278
Ronnie Belliard, 3B4232010 .262
Orlando Hudson, 2B2000201 .287
Russell Martin, C2012001 .258
Vicente Padilla, P2000002 .143
   a- Mark Loretta, PH1000000 .223
    Ronald Belisario, P0000000 .000
   b- Doug Mientkiewicz, PH1000002 .375
    George Sherrill, P0000000 .000
    Jonathan Broxton, P0000000 .000
Totals36710734  
a-grounded out for Padilla in the 7th
b-flied out for Belisario in the 8th
Batting
2B - Rafael Furcal (23, Scherzer), Ronnie Belliard (9, Augenstein)
HR - Manny Ramirez (17, Scherzer), James Loney (10, Scherzer), Ronnie Belliard (7, Scherzer)
SF - Russell Martin (1)
RBI - Manny Ramirez (52), Juan Pierre (29), James Loney (78), Ronnie Belliard 2 (28), Russell Martin 2 (41)
2-OUT RBI - Juan Pierre (11)
SB - Matt Kemp (31, 2nd base off Gutierrez/Montero), Juan Pierre 2 (25, 2nd base off Zavada/Montero, 3rd base off Zavada/Montero)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Furcal-Belliard-Hudson-Loney, Padilla-Furcal-Loney
Los Angeles Dodgers
Vicente Padilla (W,10-6) 6622131 4.63
Ronald Belisario (H,12) 1000000 2.07
George Sherrill 0.2100110 1.82
Jonathan Broxton (S,33) 1.1100120 2.57
Pitches-Strikes - Vicente Padilla 93-60, Ronald Belisario 6-4, George Sherrill 16-11, Jonathan Broxton 18-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Vicente Padilla 6-6, Ronald Belisario 2-1
Batters Faced - Vicente Padilla 22, Ronald Belisario 3, George Sherrill 4, Jonathan Broxton 6
Arizona Diamondbacks
Ryan Roberts, 2B4010011 .286
Stephen Drew, SS3020110 .260
Justin Upton, RF4000015 .308
Mark Reynolds, 3B3000112 .272
Miguel Montero, C3110101 .295
Chris Young, CF4112011 .199
Gerardo Parra, LF4020000 .291
Brandon Allen, 1B4000013 .196
Max Scherzer, P2010000 .204
    Clay Zavada, P0000000 .000
    Bryan Augenstein, P0000000 .000
   a- Eric Byrnes, PH1000000 .216
    Juan Gutierrez, P0000000 .000
Totals3228236  
a-lined out for Augenstein in the 8th
Batting
2B - Stephen Drew (27, Padilla)
HR - Chris Young (11, Padilla)
RBI - Chris Young 2 (33)
CS - Mark Reynolds (9, 2nd base by Padilla/Martin)
Team LOB - 6
Arizona Diamondbacks
Max Scherzer (L,9-9) 7644133 4.15
Clay Zavada 0.1122100 3.21
Bryan Augenstein 0.2100100 6.92
Juan Gutierrez 1211010 4.18
IBB - Hudson by Bryan Augenstein
HBP - Martin (by Max Scherzer)
WP - Max Scherzer 2 (5)
Pitches-Strikes - Max Scherzer 101-67, Clay Zavada 7-3, Bryan Augenstein 14-7, Juan Gutierrez 21-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Max Scherzer 11-7
Batters Faced - Max Scherzer 29, Clay Zavada 3, Bryan Augenstein 4, Juan Gutierrez 5
Game Information
Attendance - 28317
Game Time - 2:44
Temperature - 78
Umpires - Home - Doug Eddings, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Third Base - Dana DeMuth