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Lowe excellent as Dodgers pound Padres

Apr 14, 2007 - 7:52 AM LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Derek Lowe helped turn around the Los Angeles Dodgers' fortunes at Dodger Stadium against the San Diego Padres.

Lowe pitched eight solid innings and Luis Gonzalez led a 13-hit attack with a homer and two RBI as the Dodgers posted an easy 9-1 victory over the Padres.

Rafael Furcal and Nomar Garciaparra had two hits and two RBI apiece for Los Angeles, which lost seven of nine here last season against San Diego.

Lowe (2-1) was superb last season against the Padres, posting a 1.83 ERA and was better in this one. The righthanded sinkerballer yielded a run and seven hits in eight innings. He walked two and struck out six to improve to 3-2 with a 2.33 ERA in 10 lifetime starts against San Diego.

"I just went out there and pitched my game," Lowe said. "I had all my pitches working for me from the first pitch."

Gonzalez got the Dodgers off to a good start when he homered in the second inning off San Diego starter David Wells to open the scoring, and his run-scoring single in the third forged a 3-0 lead.

"He (Gonzalez) has helped our team win games this season with his bat," Dodgers manager Grady Little said. "We wanted him in a Dodger uniform because we knew he could help contribute."

The portly 43-year-old Wells did not survive the third frame, departing after Russell Martin's RBI single. Wells (0-1) was tagged for five runs and eight hits in 2 1/3 innings.

"I thought he was throwing good," Padres manager Bud Black said. "He just ran into some trouble against a good offensive team and had some bad luck."

Los Angeles then jumped on San Diego's bullpen, which entered having posted 28 1/3 scoreless innings to start the season. The Dodgers scored four runs and knocked four hits off Mike Thompson, who pitched 3 2/3 frames.

"Our pen has been perfect coming into tonight's game," Black said. "We all know that a team will put runs on the board against them sometime this season, but so far they have done a great job for us."

Furcal, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list just prior to the game, drilled a two-run double off Thompson.

"It felt good to come back and contribute and help the team get a win tonight," Furcal said.

"It's good to have him (Furcal) back in the lineup again," Lowe said. "He makes things happen."








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
    LA DODGERS 0 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 x 9 13 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SDG - DAVID WELLS, MIKE THOMPSON (3RD), KEVIN CAMERON (7TH), HEATH
    BELL (8TH) AND ROB BOWEN
    LOS - DEREK LOWE, RUDY SEANEZ (9TH) AND RUSSELL MARTIN,
    MIKE LIEBERTHAL

    Apr 14 1:22 AM


  • NL
    AT LA DODGERS - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: K Cameron relieved M Thompson.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 1
    LA DODGERS 9 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: R Martin (.333, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Apr 14 12:41 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - PITCHING CHANGE
    SDG: KEVIN CAMERON (0-0, 0.00) STARTING THE 7TH
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 1, LA DODGERS 9
    DUE UP FOR LADODGERS: R MARTIN (.333, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Apr 14 12:41 AM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 0
    LA DODGERS 0 2 3 2 2 0 9 12 1 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SDG - MIKE THOMPSON (OUT)
    LOS - DEREK LOWE

    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: R MARTIN (.333, 1-FOR-2, BB, RBI)
    B CLARK (.444, 2-FOR-3, RBI)
    R MARTINEZ (.150, 1-FOR-3, R

    Apr 14 12:40 AM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
    LA DODGERS 0 2 3 2 7 10 1 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SDG - MIKE THOMPSON
    LOS - DEREK LOWE

    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: R BOWEN (.200, 0-FOR-1)
    M THOMPSON (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
    M GILES (.314, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 13 11:55 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY NOMAR GARCIAPARRA SCORED DEREK LOWE AND RAFAEL
    FURCAL.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, N GARCIAPARRA ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 1
    LA DODGERS 7 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: J KENT (.294, 1-FOR-2)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 13 11:53 PM


  • NL
    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    KHALIL GREENE HIT INTO DOUBLE PLAY SCORING BRIAN GILES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M CAMERON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 1
    LA DODGERS 5 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: T SLEDGE (.286, 0-FOR-1)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 13 11:43 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RUSSELL MARTIN SCORED JEFF KENT.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R MARTIN ON FIRST, L GONZALEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0
    LA DODGERS 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: B CLARK (.429, 1-FOR-1)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 13 11:32 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY LUIS GONZALEZ SCORED NOMAR GARCIAPARRA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, L GONZALEZ ON FIRST, J KENT ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0
    LA DODGERS 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: R MARTIN (.313, 0-FOR-1)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 13 11:30 PM


  • NL
    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RAMON MARTINEZ SCORED BRADY CLARK.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R MARTINEZ ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0
    LA DODGERS 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: D LOWE (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Apr 13 11:11 PM


  • NL
    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RAMON MARTINEZ SCORED BRADY CLARK.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R MARTINEZ ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0
    LA DODGERS 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: D LOWE (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 13 11:11 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY LUIS GONZALEZ (3) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF DAVID WELLS.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0, LA DODGERS 1
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: R MARTIN (.323, 1 HR, 3 RBI)

    Apr 13 11:04 PM


  • NL
    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY LUIS GONZALEZ (3) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF DAVID WELLS.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0, LA DODGERS 1
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: R MARTIN (.323, 1 HR, 3 RBI)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 13 11:04 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 0 0
    LA DODGERS 0 0 0 1 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SDG - DAVID WELLS
    LOS - DEREK LOWE

    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: J KENT (.281, 1 HR, 6 RBI)
    L GONZALEZ (.323, 2 HR, 4 RBI)
    R MARTIN (.323, 1 HR, 3 RBI)

    Apr 13 10:59 PM