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Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 4

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PHOENIX -- Chris Young had seen enough of Jonathan Broxton as a closer to know what pitch was coming, and when it came he took advantage.

Young and Tony Abreu hit two-run home runs in a four-run eighth inning to rally the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-4 win over theLos Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.

The comeback spoiled a 13-strikeout effort from Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley, who tied a career high.

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"The loss is one thing, but obviously this time of year the loss doesn't mean as much as the game Billingsley pitched to come away empty," Dodgers manager Joe Torre said.

Dodgers reliever George Sherrill allowed Abreu's homer, his first of the season, to cut the Dodgers' lead to one.

Two batters later, Young hammered Broxton's first pitch, a fastball up in the zone, into the seats in left field to put Arizona in front in its final home game of the season.

"You just try to lock him in as quick as you can," Young, an NL All-Star this season, said. "Probably looking a little more middle, I think it ran up and in on me just a little bit and I was able to pull my hands in on it. It was a great win to get."

Broxton (5-6) took the loss and Arizona's Juan Gutierrez pitched the ninth for his 14th save.

The Dodgers scored all of their runs with two outs. James Loney doubled in two runs to break a scoreless tie in the fifth inning and catcher Rod Barajas hit a two-run home run in the eighth for a 4-1 Dodgers lead.

The Diamondbacks came back in the bottom of the fifth with a leadoff triple from Miguel Montero, who scored on Cole Gillespie's sacrifice fly. But Billingsley struck out the next two batters to end the threat.

Billingsley allowed four hits in seven innings, escaping another jam in the seventh after another Montero leadoff triple.

The right-hander struck out two and got help from his defense with Barajas' short-hop scoop of a throw home to tag out Montero trying to score on a ground ball.

Montero, who became the father of twins early Sunday, also became the fifth Diamondbacks in team history to triple twice in a game.

"He had quite a day," interim manager Kirk Gibson said.

Ronald Belisario got the first out of the eighth for the Dodgers' bullpen, but Sherrill came on and walked Stephen Drew before Abreu's home run. Kelly Johnson singled, chasing Sherrill, and Young hit his home run off Broxton.

"We've been inconsistent out there, and that's why we're playing out the string here in the last week," Torre said.

Notes

Dodgers outgoing manager Joe Torre doesn't appear to be interested in managing next season. Torre expressed that when asked about not managing in the postseason since 1996. "But you know, I think I've had enough of this stuff," the 70-year-old said Sunday. The Dodgers seem interested in keeping Torre in the organization in some capacity, Torre said, and he feels he still has the energy to do something. ... Diamondbacks interim manager Kirk Gibson, who hopes to return as manager for next season, reflected on his three months at the helm since being hired July 1. The Diamondbacks are 33-44 under Gibson and were 31-48 before he took over. "I've enjoyed the challenge. I look forward to an opportunity if I get it, at being better ... I get up, I get here early, I leave here late, make sure I take care of it, I'm very dedicated to it, and I want to try and make sure that I get smarter every day and help do my part." ... 3B Mark Reynolds missed a second straight game with a sore thumb. ... The top half of a broken bat during the game stuck upright in the infield dirt, drawing groans from the crowd. ... The probable starting pitchers for the next three Diamondbacks games, all at San Francisco, are right-handers Rodrigo Lopez, Ian Kennedy and Barry Enright.

 
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Players of the Game
Arizona

M. Montero
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 0
Los Angeles

C. Billingsley
IP 7.0
H 4
ER 1
BB 1
K 13
 
Los Angeles Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rafael Furcal, SS5010001 .298
Ryan Theriot, 2B4120100 .272
Matt Kemp, CF5120013 .248
James Loney, 1B5012002 .270
Casey Blake, 3B3000121 .243
Russell Mitchell, LF4120012 .139
Reed Johnson, RF4000012 .269
Rod Barajas, C4122012 .237
Chad Billingsley, P3010020 .153
   a- Andre Ethier, PH1000000 .287
    Ronald Belisario, P0000000 .000
    George Sherrill, P0000000 .000
    Jonathan Broxton, P0000000 .000
Totals38411428  
a-grounded out for Billingsley in the 8th
Batting
2B - James Loney (41, Saunders), Rod Barajas (14, Rosales)
HR - Rod Barajas (17, Demel)
RBI - James Loney 2 (84), Rod Barajas 2 (46)
2-OUT RBI - James Loney 2 (36), Rod Barajas 2 (19)
Team LOB - 9
Los Angeles Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chad Billingsley 74111130 3.61
Ronald Belisario (H,16) 0.1000000 4.96
George Sherrill0233101 7.08
Jonathan Broxton (BS,7; L,5-6) 0.2211111 3.92
Pitches-Strikes - Chad Billingsley 121-81, Ronald Belisario 3-2, George Sherrill 10-5, Jonathan Broxton 21-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chad Billingsley 6-2, Ronald Belisario 1-0
Batters Faced - Chad Billingsley 26, Ronald Belisario 1, George Sherrill 3, Jonathan Broxton 5
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stephen Drew, SS3100120 .279
Tony Abreu, 3B4112010 .243
Kelly Johnson, 2B4120020 .282
Chris Young, CF4112021 .260
Miguel Montero, C4130000 .274
Brandon Allen, 1B2010211 .281
Cole Gillespie, LF3001013 .237
Gerardo Parra, RF4000034 .259
Joe Saunders, P1000010 .091
   a- Adam LaRoche, PH1000011 .261
    Leo Rosales, P0000000 .000
    Blaine Boyer, P0000000 .000
    Sam Demel, P0000000 .000
   b- Augie Ojeda, PH1000000 .189
    Juan Gutierrez, P0000000 .000
Totals31585314  
a-struck out for Saunders in the 5th
b-grounded out for Demel in the 8th
Batting
3B - Miguel Montero 2 (2, Billingsley, Billingsley)
HR - Tony Abreu (1, Sherrill), Chris Young (27, Broxton)
SF - Cole Gillespie (1)
RBI - Tony Abreu 2 (12), Chris Young 2 (90), Cole Gillespie (12)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Johnson-Drew-Allen
E - Kelly Johnson (8, Misplayed grounder)
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Joe Saunders 5622260 4.54
Leo Rosales 1200010 7.20
Blaine Boyer 1000000 4.39
Sam Demel (W,2-1) 1222011 5.30
Juan Gutierrez (S,14) 1100000 5.17
Pitches-Strikes - Joe Saunders 90-54, Leo Rosales 8-8, Blaine Boyer 18-10, Sam Demel 15-11, Juan Gutierrez 12-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joe Saunders 3-7, Leo Rosales 1-0, Blaine Boyer 1-2, Sam Demel 2-0, Juan Gutierrez 1-2
Batters Faced - Joe Saunders 24, Leo Rosales 4, Blaine Boyer 3, Sam Demel 5, Juan Gutierrez 4
Game Information
Attendance - 37911
Game Time - 2:59
Temperature - 74
Umpires - Home - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Jim Joyce, Third Base - Marvin Hudson