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Garret Anderson hits walk-off single as Dodgers beat Diamondbacks, 1-0, in 14 innings

The Dodgers’ third walk-off victory in three days was their hardest-earned, requiring Manager Joe Torre to use four relievers and giving the stadium's in-game entertainment crew the opportunity to play “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” twice.

But soon after the 14th-inning stretch, the Dodgers broke the 0-0 stalemate, as slumping Garret Anderson drove in Matt Kemp with a bloop single to center field for the deciding run of a sweep-sealing 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks, who lost their 10th consecutive game, were held scoreless over the final 31 innings of the series.

Former Dodgers prospect Edwin Jackson pitched nine shutout innings for the Diamondbacks in his first game at Dodger Stadium as a visitor, limiting his former team to three hits and striking out six.

The Dodgers received a pleasant surprise from Carlos Monasterios, who held the Diamondbacks to two hits in five innings in a spot start.

The Dodgers had a chance to win the game in the 10th, when James Loney led off with a double. But Anderson struck out, Rafael Furcal popped up to third and Russell Martin hit a broken-bat floater back to pitcher Aaron Heilman.

Rookie reliever Travis Schlichting pitched four innings of relief in his season debut and earned the win.

-- Dylan Hernandez

 
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Just watch. The negative comments coming up. You look hard enough for it and you will find it.

The almighty Phillies can't score runs anymore ever since the Binoculargate from the bullpen. Yet nothing but nice things to say about them. I like the Dodgers' position over the Phillies anytime.

such excitement! so many scoreless innings! and a three game sweep against arguably the worst team in baseball!

Garret came up big, but what about Griffey's sudden retirement?

Does this make way for Money Ramirez to become Seattle's DH, and for Cliff Lee to join the Dodgers?

Have been the biggest G.Anderson supporter all year but he's gonna have to do more than 1 for 6 in his spot starts. Former gold glover should never let a slow roller get under his mitt in the outfield. There are too many guys who can do more with less. Here's to hoping his first walkoff hit in a decade sparks a fire. If not, it's getting late and it might be time to put him to bed.


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