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MLB: Los Angeles 10, Arizona 4

July 4, 2006 at 7:56 AM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, July 4 (UPI) -- L.A. Dodgers third baseman Nomar Garciaparra was hit three times in a 10-4 victory over Arizona Monday night to kick off a three-game series at Chavez Ravine.

The painful night tied a major-league record for reaching base three times via hit-by-pitch. Garciaparra also scored once, drove in two runs and extended his hitting streak to 15 games in the victory.

Andre Ethier went 4-for-5 with two runs batted in and J.D. Drew had two hits and two runs scored for the Dodgers, who snapped a brief two-game losing streak.

Derek Lowe (7-4) worked five frames and picked up the victory. The right-hander allowed two runs on seven hits with a pair of walks and two strikeouts.

For the Diamondbacks, Shawn Green had three hits, two runs scored and drove in a run while Johnny Estrada and Eric Byrnes had two hits apiece.

Juan Cruz (3-4) took the loss, surrendering four runs on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts in only three frames.

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