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Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Dodgers.2576441173.54
NL West Division2nd3rd4th3rd
National League 5th8th12th5th

Notes, Quotes

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Notes, Quotes · Loney's slump not showing signs of ending · Roster Report
 

--3B Casey Blake started at first base in place of 1B James Loney. It was his first start at first base since Aug. 20, 2008 -- less than a month after getting traded from the Indians to the Dodgers. Blake, who moved to left field in the eighth, had an uneventful night in the field.

--LHP Ted Lilly took a 3-2 lead into the sixth inning, then gave up solo home runs to Pablo Sandoval and Mike Fontenot. He's given up four home runs in three starts this year, after giving up 32 a year ago.

--RF Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a bloop single to left off lefty reliever Javier Lopez in the seventh.

--INF Juan Uribe was cheered by Giants fans upon receiving his World Series ring before Monday's game. He was mostly booed the rest of the series, and went 2-for-10 with three strikeouts, a walk and a hit batsman.

--SS Rafael Furcal mentioned the word retirement after breaking his left thumb Monday night, but general manager Ned Colletti and manager Don Mattingly believe that was just his frustration at the latest setback in an injury-marred tenure with the Dodgers. Furcal is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

--RHP Rubby De La Rosa, the organization's top pitching prospect, struck out nine in five innings and allowed one run in his season debut for Class AA Chattanooga. De La Rosa's season was delayed because he returned to the Dominican Republic after the death of a grandmother who raised him.

--RHP Zach Lee, the first-round pick last year, picked up his first pro victory by allowing one run in five innings and striking out nine for low-A Great Lakes.

BY THE NUMBERS
17 -- Steals by Eric Young Sr. in April 1999, a major league record. Matt Kemp, who leads the majors with seven steals, has a chance to break Young's record for March/April.

QUOTE TO NOTE
"You're never too happy when you get hit. It's cold out there. When you get hit, especially in the elbow, you're not going to be too happy." -- Manager Don Mattingly, on the long stare and slow walk to first base by Juan Uribe, after getting hit by Tim Lincecum on Tuesday night. Uribe's been hit three times this year, twice by Lincecum. Ted Lilly plunked Giants C Buster Posey in the first and third innings Wednesday night, prompting the umpires to warn both benches.

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