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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dodgers avoid a Marlin sweep in the 10th inning; Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Florida Marlins

Anibal Sanchez's first start since throwing a complete game where he had a no-hit bid going into the 9th. Anibal pitched for 5 innings allowing for 4 hits, 3 runs all earned, 1 home run, walked 1, and striked out 4.

The Marlins scored 4 runs in the 2nd to give them a 4-0 lead thanks to an RBI single by Brett Hayes and a bases loaded 3 RBI double by Chris Coghlan. The Marlins held on to this lead until the top of the 4th where the Dodgers scored 3 thanks to a 3 run home run by Rod Barajas off of Anibal. The Dodgers go on to tie the game at 4 in the top of the 7th as Juan Uribe doubled bringing in Aaron Miles from 3rd. Miles was at 2nd but was awarded 3rd as Ryan Webb balked.

The Marlins looked to have a rally in the 9th as lead off man in Greg Dobbs singled off of Matt Guerrier (Dobbs then replaced by a pinch runner, Osvaldo Martinez), Emilio Bonifacio singled on a bunt, Brett Hayes sacrificed himself and got the runners to 2nd and 3rd with now just 1 out, Scott Cousins struck out, and John Buck came into pinch hit and grounded out to shortstop.

Top of the 10th Brian Sanches came to the mound and allowed a lead off home run to Andre Ethier giving the Dodgers the 5-4 lead. Sanches got the next 3 out in order with a strike out. The Marlins offense couldn't pull off another come-from-behind win as Vincente Padilla came into close for the Dodgers and pitched a perfect 10th. Omar Infante grounded out to shortstop, Hanley Ramirez grounded out to 3rd base, and Gaby Sanchez grounded out to 2nd base to end the game. Brian Sanches with the losing decision, Matt Guerrier with the win, and Vincente Padilla with the save.

Dodgers avoid the sweep and get back to .500 on the season with a record of 13-13 while the Marlins fall to 15-8 and to 2nd place in the NL East as the Philadelphia Phillies won 8-4 versus the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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