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Young's single in 11th lifts D-backs past Dodgers

Apr 15, 2010 - 8:17 AM LOS ANGELES(AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks finally outlasted the Los Angeles Dodgers in a see-saw game that featured numerous key hits, an equal supply of clutch defensive plays, and two exhausted bullpens.

Chris Young hit a run-scoring single with the bases loaded in the 11th inning, Justin Upton and Stephen Drew homered, and the Diamondbacks beat the Dodgers 9-7 Wednesday night.

"It was a great game," Young said. "We were behind a few times, but the offense continued to push. Every time you think that the Dodgers had the game and we were going to fold, we would come back again. Literally everybody contributed to the win. It shows a lot about our offense and the things we can do this year."

Matt Kemp homered for the third time in four games and drove in three runs for the Dodgers during a 4-hour, 57-minute marathon that forced managers A.J. Hinch and Joe Torre to use eight pitchers each.

The Dodgers' first two home games were played in a combined 8 hours and 39 minutes. Tuesday's 9-5 win took 3 hours and 42 minutes to complete - making it the Dodgers' longest nine-inning home opener since the franchise moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958.

"The thing is, you can't run out the clock in this game," Torre said. "You have to get 27 outs, and we have to find a way to do that on a consistent basis. Offensively, we did a good job, but we just couldn't stop them from scoring runs."

Drew greeted Russ Ortiz (0-1) with a leadoff single in the 11th before the right-hander walked Adam LaRoche with one out and game up a bloop single to center by Mark Reynolds that loaded the bases. Young hit a 1-0 pitch to left field to put the Diamondbacks ahead, and Augie Ojeda followed with a sacrifice fly.

"At that point, you're just trying to make something happen," Young said. "It was a great situation for me. If I get a base hit or even a deep flyball, the runner can get in. So I was just trying to get something I could put the barrel to."

Leo Rosales (1-0) allowed one hit over two innings to get the victory.

"It is what it is. They just outplayed us at the end and got the win," Kemp said. "It was a fight. Two good-hitting teams were battling it out. We never give up. That shows the character of our team. We're still a great team and we're capable of doing a lot of great things."

Torre decided to rest workhorse Jeff Weaver, who had pitched in six of the first seven games, and Ortiz was the only other reliever available at that point.

Dodgers rookie Carlos Monasterios came in to start the seventh and Upton drove the right-hander's second pitch to dead center for his second homer of the season, giving Arizona a 7-6 lead.

But Chad Qualls couldn't nail it down in the ninth.

Manny Ramirez, who was 3 for 3 with a sacrifice fly, hit a leadoff double and Casey Blake drove in pinch-runner Jamey Carroll with a double to left-center that Young made a valiant attempt to catch at the top of the fence. Qualls retired pinch-hitter Reed Johnson with runners at the corners, sending it to extras just as the game reached the 4-hour mark.

"I'm upset at giving up the leadoff double. I worked my butt off and got 0-2 on Manny, but then I left a fastball that ran right over the plate and he hit it in the gap," Qualls said.

NOTES: Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda and wife Jo were at the ballpark celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. ... The Dodgers have split their first two home games. Last year, they won their first 13 at Chavez Ravine to set a modern major league record for consecutive home wins to start a season.








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