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Suddenly hot Dodgers look to continue success in San Francisco

Sep 7, 2007 - 2:29 PM LA Dodgers (74-66) at San Francisco (63-77) 10:05 pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (Ticker) - The Los Angeles Dodgers are back in the playoff race, and their recent road success against the San Francisco Giants should help them stay there.

Chad Billingsley takes the mound looking for his fourth straight win as the Dodgers visit the Giants in the opener of a three-game series on Friday.

Los Angeles, which has won 14 of its last 21 games, has moved to within 2 1/2 games of the wild card-leading San Diego Padres (76-63). It will aim for a 12th straight win at AT&T Park on Friday.

The Dodgers, who have not lost here since August of last season, also trail the Arizona Diamondbacks (78-63) by 3 1/2 games in the National League West.

Andre Ethier hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the ninth inning as Los Angeles rallied to post a 7-4 victory in the rubber game of a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

Billingsley (10-4, 3.30 ERA) will try to continue the momentum. The righthander has been outstanding, allowing just four runs in his last 22 innings.

In his last start, the 23-year-old Billingsley yielded four hits and struck out nine in seven innings of a 5-0 win over the Padres on Sunday.

Jonathan Sanchez (1-3, 5.27) gets the ball for San Francisco, which has dropped four of its last five games.

The lefthander is making his second start of the season. On Saturday, Sanchez allowed three runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings of a 4-1 loss to the Washington Nationals.








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

    BATTERIES: LOS - CHAD BILLINGSLEY, SCOTT PROCTOR (7TH), JOE BEIMEL (7TH),
    JONATHAN BROXTON (9TH) AND RUSSELL MARTIN
    SFO - JONATHAN SANCHEZ, BRIAN WILSON (8TH), BRAD
    HENNESSEY

    Sep 8 12:54 AM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY DANIEL ORTMEIER (5) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 9TH OFF JONATHAN BROXTON.
    FINAL SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 5, LA DODGERS 4

    Dodgers vs. GiantsSep 8 12:54 AM
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    RUWTbot Took away 25 roots (Close Finish)

    Dodgers vs. GiantsSep 8 12:54 AM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JAMES LONEY (9) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 9TH OFF BRAD HENNESSEY.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 4, SAN FRANCISCO 4
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: A ETHIER (.288, 0-FOR-3)

    Dodgers vs. GiantsSep 8 12:51 AM
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    RUWTbot Added 25 roots (Close Finish)

    Dodgers vs. GiantsSep 8 12:51 AM
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    RUWTbot Added 35 roots (Close Finish)

    Dodgers vs. GiantsSep 8 12:51 AM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RANDY WINN SCORED PEDRO FELIZ.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, R WINN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 3
    SAN FRANCISCO 4 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: D ROBERTS (.260, 1-FOR-3)

    Dodgers vs. GiantsSep 8 12:35 AM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY OMAR VIZQUEL SCORED EUGENIO VELEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, P FELIZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 3
    SAN FRANCISCO 3 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: J SANCHEZ (.200, 0-FOR-2)

    Dodgers vs. GiantsSep 8 12:19 AM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY PEDRO FELIZ SCORED BARRY BONDS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P FELIZ ON FIRST, E VELEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 3
    SAN FRANCISCO 2 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: O VIZQUEL (.241, 0-FOR-2)

    Dodgers vs. GiantsSep 8 12:16 AM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MATT KEMP SCORED JUAN PIERRE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M KEMP ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 3
    SAN FRANCISCO 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: J KENT (.291, 0-FOR-2)

    Dodgers vs. GiantsSep 7 11:41 PM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JAMES LONEY (8) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    5TH OFF JONATHAN SANCHEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 2, SAN FRANCISCO 1
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: A ETHIER (.289, 0-FOR-1)

    Dodgers vs. GiantsSep 7 11:24 PM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY BENGIE MOLINA (17) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF CHAD BILLINGSLEY.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 1, SAN FRANCISCO 1
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: D ORTMEIER (.255, 4 HR, 11 RBI)

    Dodgers vs. GiantsSep 7 10:45 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: LOS - CHAD BILLINGSLEY
    SFO - JONATHAN SANCHEZ

    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: D ROBERTS (.259, 2 HR, 21 RBI)
    N SCHIERHOLTZ (.360, 0 HR, 3 RBI)
    R DURHAM

    Dodgers vs. GiantsSep 7 10:22 PM