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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Arizona 2

Sept. 7, 2009 at 9:23 PM   |   Comments

PHOENIX, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Ronnie Belliard was 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, two RBI and two runs scored Monday to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-2 win over Arizona.

James Loney and Manny Ramirez each added solo homers for the NL West-leading Dodgers, who have won three of their last five games. Russell Martin added two RBI for LA, which remained 3 1/2 games ahead of Colorado in the West.

Vicente Padilla (2-0) allowed two runs on six hits in six innings for the win. Jonathan Broxton earned his 33rd save of the season after working 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

Chris Young hit a two-run homer for Arizona, which has lost five in a row and six of its last seven games. It was Young's fourth homer in his last two games.

Max Scherzer (9-9) took the loss after giving up four runs on six hits in seven innings.

Ramirez was ejected in the third inning for arguing balls and strikes.

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