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De Jesus clutch in ninth, Dodgers win

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PHOENIX -- Ivan De Jesus showed some surprising muscle at the plate and Dee Gordon hung tough turning two.

Thanks to the young middle infielders, the Dodgers extended their winning streak to six games.

De Jesus hit a two-run double with two outs in the ninth to give the Dodgers the lead and Gordon went airborne to turn a game-ending double play as Los Angeles rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-7 on Tuesday night.

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"I was just looking for a fastball," said De Jesus, who also had a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 6 in the seventh inning. "I just wanted to be aggressive and I got a good swing. I've been waiting for this moment. I'm happy for this moment, happy to help out to help the Dodgers win games."

De Jesus returned to the Dodgers three days ago from the minors when Mark Ellis was placed on the 15-day disabled list and had recorded a total of four at-bats.

"I'll never forget this game," De Jesus said.

Injuries don't seem to slow the NL West-leading Dodgers.

Los Angeles has won 10 of its past 13 games and is 7-2 without injured center fielder Matt Kemp.

"Guys don't care that Matt's hurt," said Tony Gwynn, who finished with three hits and two RBI. "At the end of the day we've got a job to do."

The Diamondbacks, who squandered a five-run lead going into the seventh, took a 7-6 lead in the bottom of the eighth on Lyle Overbay's home run off Josh Lindblom (2-0).

J.J. Putz (0-3) couldn't close it for Arizona in the ninth. He walked Elia Herrera and Bobby Abreu with one out, and then struck out Andre Ethier. But De Jesus doubled over the head of Chris Young in center, scoring both runners to give the Dodgers their first lead of the game.

A third strike that got away from catcher A.J. Ellis and a single by Justin Upton put runners on first and third with one out in the bottom of the ninth for Arizona against Kenley Jansen.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly decided not to walk the left-handed hitting Jason Kubel to load the bases for Young, and the strategy worked. Kubel hit a tailor-made double-play ball to De Jesus at second. He flipped to Gordon, who leaped high over a late-sliding Upton to make a one-hop throw to first and complete the double play.

"That was huge, Dee standing in there when he's giving up 60 pounds at least to Justin," Gwynn said.

Jansen earned his seventh save.

"We're playing pretty good baseball and getting runs," Mattingly said. "But for me it all goes back to stay humble and go back to work. There's a lot of baseball left to be played."

Overbay finished with four hits, Josh Bell also homered and Upton drove in a pair of runs and had three hits for the Diamondbacks, who have lost 10 of their past 11 home games.

The Diamondbacks stormed out to a 5-0 lead before the Dodgers used five hits and a pair of errors to start the seventh inning to rally from a 6-1 deficit.

"In the seventh we brought two relieves in and didn't get any outs out of them," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "We are not playing good enough in that situation against a team that's way too good and very opportunistic and they capitalized on our mistakes."

The bullpen's collapse wasted a solid outing by Arizona starter Trevor Cahill. Cahill scattered six hits over six innings, allowing one run while striking out six and walking three.

Bell gave the Diamondbacks a 2-0 lead in the second with a home run to center off starter Aaron Harang. It was Arizona's first since Upton homered against Colorado on May 17.

Upton hit a run-scoring single in the third and an RBI double in the fifth, and Kubel added a sacrifice fly in the fifth to give the Diamondbacks a 5-0 lead.

The Dodgers broke through against Cahill in the sixth on consecutive infield singles, a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly by Ethier to make it 5-1.

Henry Blanco, starting in place of the injured Miguel Montero, doubled home Overbay in the sixth against Scott Elbert for a 6-1 Arizona lead.

Notes

  • Major League Baseball announced two scoring changes before the game that affected the Dodgers. Dodgers INF Justin Sellers was credited with a single on his ground ball to third base in the sixth inning, which was originally ruled as an error on Bell. Ethier was credited with a double and RBI for his line drive to deep center field in the top of the fifth inning on May 17 at San Diego. The play was originally scored as an error on Cameron Maybin.
  • Gibson said Montero, who strained his left groin in the sixth inning of the Dodgers' 6-1 victory on Monday, will be out until at least Friday.
  • Bell's home run was his first since Aug. 28, 2010, with the Baltimore Orioles against the Los Angeles Angels.
  • LHP Ted Lilly will bring his perfect 5-0 record into Wednesday night's series finale against fellow LHP Joe Saunders.
 
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Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon goes airborne to turn a game-ending double play to beat the Diamondbacks.  (AP)
Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon goes airborne to turn a game-ending double play to beat the Diamondbacks. (AP)

Players of the Game
Arizona

L. Overbay
AB 4
R 3
H 4
HR 1
RBI 1
Los Angeles

I. De Jesus
AB 1
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 3
 

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Los Angeles Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Tony Gwynn Jr., CF5232001 .298
Elian Herrera, 2B-3B4210110 .318
Bobby Abreu, LF3111212 .292
    Kenley Jansen, P0000000 .000
Andre Ethier, RF3011113 .321
Adam Kennedy, 3B2000111 .232
   a- Ivan De Jesus Jr., PH-2B1013000 .400
James Loney, 1B5000014 .254
A.J. Ellis, C4120010 .327
Dee Gordon, SS4120000 .208
Aaron Harang, P2000023 .053
    Scott Elbert, P0000000 .000
   b- Jerry Sands, PH1111000 .308
    Ronald Belisario, P0000000 .000
   c- Justin Sellers, PH1000010 .205
    Josh Lindblom, P0000000 .000
    Scott Van Slyke, LF0000000 .214
Totals35812859  
a-hit a sacrifice fly for Kennedy in the 7th
b-doubled for Elbert in the 7th
c-struck out for Belisario in the 8th
Batting
2B - Ivan De Jesus Jr. (1, Putz), Jerry Sands (2, Ziegler)
SF - Andre Ethier (3), Ivan De Jesus Jr. (1)
RBI - Tony Gwynn Jr. 2 (10), Bobby Abreu (11), Andre Ethier (40), Ivan De Jesus Jr. 3 (3), Jerry Sands (1)
2-OUT RBI - Ivan De Jesus Jr. 2 (2)
CS - Tony Gwynn Jr. (3, 2nd base by Cahill/Blanco), Andre Ethier (1, 2nd base by Cahill/Blanco)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Ellis-Gordon, Kennedy-Herrera, De Jesus-Gordon-Loney
E - Aaron Harang (1, Throwing)
Los Angeles Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Aaron Harang 4.1955061 4.36
Scott Elbert 1.2211020 4.91
Ronald Belisario 1100020 0.00
Josh Lindblom (W,2-0) 1211001 2.42
Kenley Jansen (S,6) 1100020 2.38
WP - Scott Elbert (3), Kenley Jansen (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Aaron Harang 83-59, Scott Elbert 25-16, Ronald Belisario 20-13, Josh Lindblom 21-14, Kenley Jansen 20-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Harang 4-2, Josh Lindblom 1-2, Kenley Jansen 1-0
Batters Faced - Aaron Harang 21, Scott Elbert 6, Ronald Belisario 4, Josh Lindblom 5, Kenley Jansen 4
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Willie Bloomquist, SS5120021 .265
Ryan Roberts, 2B4120012 .236
Justin Upton, RF5132012 .254
Jason Kubel, LF4001024 .280
Chris Young, CF4000021 .322
Lyle Overbay, 1B4341000 .370
Josh Bell, 3B4112012 .286
Henry Blanco, C4031011 .207
Trevor Cahill, P2000022 .000
   a- Aaron Hill, PH1000001 .234
    Brad Ziegler, P0000000 .000
    Craig Breslow, P0000000 .000
    Bryan Shaw, P0000000 .000
    David Hernandez, P0000000 .000
   b- Gerardo Parra, PH1000001 .248
    J.J. Putz, P0000000 .000
Totals387157012  
a-lined out for Cahill in the 6th
b-lined out for Hernandez in the 8th
Batting
2B - Willie Bloomquist (8, Harang), Ryan Roberts (6, Harang), Justin Upton (5, Harang), Lyle Overbay (6, Elbert), Henry Blanco (1, Elbert)
HR - Lyle Overbay (2, Lindblom), Josh Bell (1, Harang)
SF - Jason Kubel (2)
SH - Ryan Roberts (2)
RBI - Justin Upton 2 (16), Jason Kubel (18), Lyle Overbay (6), Josh Bell 2 (2), Henry Blanco (1)
CS - Justin Upton (3, 2nd base by Harang/Ellis)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Blanco-Bloomquist, Overbay-Bloomquist, Roberts-Bloomquist-Overbay
E - Josh Bell (1, Misplayed grounder), Brad Ziegler (1, Throwing)
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Trevor Cahill 6611360 3.74
Brad Ziegler0232000 2.50
Craig Breslow0321000 2.01
Bryan Shaw (BS,1) 1000000 3.57
David Hernandez 1000020 2.25
J.J. Putz (BS,3; L,0-3) 1122210 7.20
WP - Trevor Cahill (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Trevor Cahill 104-65, Brad Ziegler 10-7, Craig Breslow 12-7, Bryan Shaw 4-4, David Hernandez 13-10, J.J. Putz 26-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Trevor Cahill 7-2, Brad Ziegler 1-0, Craig Breslow 1-0, Bryan Shaw 1-1, David Hernandez 1-0, J.J. Putz 1-1
Batters Faced - Trevor Cahill 24, Brad Ziegler 3, Craig Breslow 4, Bryan Shaw 2, David Hernandez 3, J.J. Putz 6
Game Information
Attendance - 25738
Game Time - 3:38
Temperature - 105
Umpires - Home - C.B. Bucknor, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Victor Carapazza, Third Base - Dale Scott