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Dodgers honor Jackie Robinson with win over Padres

Apr 16, 2007 - 6:38 AM LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers honored Jackie Robinson in more ways than one.

On Jackie Robinson Day, Andre Ethier drove in four runs and Russell Martin knocked in two more as the Dodgers posted a 9-3 victory over the San Diego Padres.

Randy Wolf pitched six effective innings for the Dodgers, whom Robinson played all 10 of his seasons with - all when the franchise was in Brooklyn.

"It was special for me to be able to pitch on such a special day for the Dodgers organization," Wolf said.

The Hall of Fame second baseman broke the color barrier with the team 60 years ago Sunday against the Boston Braves, and Major League Baseball rolled out the red carpet for Robinson and his family Sunday to honor the anniversary.

"Robinson meant so much for the sport and with all the pregame things that went on before the game it felt like it was Opening Day again," said Padres outfielder Mike Cameron, who wore Robinson's number.

In celebration of his courage, select players around baseball wore his famous No. 42 and each member of the Dodgers took the field wearing the number. Commissioner Bud Selig retired it throughout the league 10 years ago but brought the number back for one day.

"He meant so much for the game of baseball and so many African-American players over the years, and it was an honor to be able to wear his number," Dodgers outfielder Juan Pierre said.

Rachel Robinson, Jackie's widow, long-time Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully and Selig addressed the crowd prior the game, and Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson threw out first pitches.

But it was Los Angeles which capped the celebration with stellar play. Martin and Ethier started a two-run second inning rally with a walk and single, respectively, setting up Wilson Valdez's RBI double against San Diego starter Chris Young. Rafael Furcal's run-scoring grounder made it 3-0.

"I got early run support which helped me relax and just go out and pitch my game," Wolf said.

One inning later, after back-to-back hits by Luis Gonzalez and Martin, Ethier doubled in both runners to increase the advantage to 5-1.

"I haven't gotten a lot of playing time lately because I have been struggling at the plate," Ethier said. "I felt like I was more patient at the plate and I got the pitches I was looking for."

Wolf (2-1) allowed three runs and six hits in six frames, while striking out seven and walking one.

"He (Wolf) threw a great game tonight," Dodgers catcher Russell Martin said.

Young (1-1) had a disappointing outing, yielding five runs - four earned - and seven hits in two innings.

"I just couldn't get anything over for a strike," Young said. "I struggled with my control from the beginning. I have to just put this start behind me and get ready for my next start."








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

    BATTERIES: SDG - CHRIS YOUNG, KEVIN CAMERON (3RD), DOUG BROCAIL (6TH), SCOTT
    LINEBRINK (8TH) AND ROB BOWEN
    LOS - RANDY WOLF, JOE BEIMEL (7TH), JONATHAN BROXTON
    (8TH), TAKASHI

    Apr 15 11:41 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ANDRE ETHIER (1) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF SCOTT LINEBRINK SCORED RUSSELL MARTIN.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 3, LA DODGERS 9
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: W VALDEZ (.435, 3-FOR-4, RBI)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 15 11:34 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RUSSELL MARTIN SCORED NOMAR GARCIAPARRA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R MARTIN ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 3
    LA DODGERS 7 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: A ETHIER (.200, 2-FOR-4, 2 RBI)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 15 11:32 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: M Anderson hit for J Beimel.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 3
    LA DODGERS 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: M Anderson (.200, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Apr 15 11:13 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SDG - DOUG BROCAIL
    LOS - JOE BEIMEL

    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: W VALDEZ (.455, 3-FOR-3, RBI)
    J BEIMEL (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
    R FURCAL (.250, 0-FOR-3, RBI)

    Apr 15 11:06 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SDG - DOUG BROCAIL
    LOS - RANDY WOLF

    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: R BOWEN (.267, 1-FOR-2, RBI)
    R BRANYAN (.364, 1 HR, 2 RBI)
    M GILES (.318, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 15 10:58 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOSE CRUZ JR (2) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    6TH OFF RANDY WOLF.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 3, LA DODGERS 5
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K KOUZMANOFF (.161, 0-FOR-2)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 15 10:42 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SDG - KEVIN CAMERON
    LOS - RANDY WOLF

    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: M GILES (.326, 1-FOR-1, BB)
    B GILES (.298, 0-FOR-2)
    M CAMERON (.163, 0-FOR-2, RBI)

    Apr 15 10:20 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ROB BOWEN SCORED KHALIL GREENE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R BOWEN ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 2
    LA DODGERS 5 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K CAMERON (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 15 10:07 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ANDRE ETHIER SCORED LUIS GONZALEZ AND RUSSELL
    MARTIN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A ETHIER ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 1
    LA DODGERS 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: W VALDEZ (.400, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 15 9:49 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY MIKE CAMERON SCORED MARCUS GILES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 1
    LA DODGERS 3 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: A GONZALEZ (.289, 1-FOR-1)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 15 9:37 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY RAFAEL FURCAL SCORED ANDRE ETHIER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R FURCAL ON FIRST, W VALDEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0
    LA DODGERS 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: J PIERRE (.196, 0-FOR-1)

    Apr 15 9:24 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY RAFAEL FURCAL SCORED ANDRE ETHIER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R FURCAL ON FIRST, W VALDEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0
    LA DODGERS 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: J PIERRE (.196, 0-FOR-1)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 15 9:24 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY WILSON VALDEZ SCORED RUSSELL MARTIN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, W VALDEZ ON SECOND, A ETHIER ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0
    LA DODGERS 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: R WOLF (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Apr 15 9:18 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY WILSON VALDEZ SCORED RUSSELL MARTIN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, W VALDEZ ON SECOND, A ETHIER ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0
    LA DODGERS 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: R WOLF (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 15 9:18 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SDG - CHRIS YOUNG
    LOS - RANDY WOLF

    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: R MARTIN (.324, 1 HR, 5 RBI)
    A ETHIER (.143, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
    W VALDEZ (.368, 0 HR, 2 RBI)

    Apr 15 9:07 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY LUIS GONZALEZ SCORED RAFAEL FURCAL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, 1 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0
    LA DODGERS 1 END BOTTOM, 1ST

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 15 9:02 PM