Matt Kemp leaps in vain for a home run ball in the fifth inning. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
Though an Arizona loss got the Dodgers closer to the National League West title, they dropped a chance to cut their magic number further with little offensive punch against the Giants. Greg Maddux gave up seven runs, and only Pablo Ozuna's homer prevented a shutout.
BATTING 2B: Sandoval, P 2 (9, Maddux, Maddux), Rowand (35, McDonald, Ja), Bowker (13, Johnson, Ja). HR:
Molina, B (15, 5th inning off Maddux, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Roberts 2; Winn; Sandoval, P 4; Molina, B 6; Rowand 2;
Velez; Vizquel; Bowker 2. RBI: Molina, B 4 (92), Roberts (8), Sandoval, P 2 (19). 2-out RBI: Roberts;
Sandoval, P 2; Molina, B 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zito; Ishikawa; Rohlinger. Team RISP:
4-for-14. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING SB: Velez (14, 2nd base off Maddux/Ardoin). CS:
Roberts (3, 2nd base by Maddux/Ardoin).
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