MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 8, Arizona 7

May 23, 2012 at 1:48 AM   |   0 comments

PHOENIX, May 23 (UPI) -- A two-run double in the ninth inning by Ivan De Jesus Tuesday lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-7 come-from-behind victory over Arizona.

De Jesus, who was called up from the minors Sunday, also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in a five-run seventh inning that pulled the Dodgers even with the Diamondbacks at 6-6.

The win was the sixth in a row for the Dodgers, who have 12 wins in their last 15 games despite having five players go on the disabled list since May 7.

Tony Gwynn went 3-for-5 with two RBI and Andre Ethier drove in a run for the Dodgers, who trailed 5-0 at the end of five innings.

Josh Lindblom (2-0) got the win in relief of Aaron Harang. Kenley Jansen was credited with his sixth save.

Lyle Overbay had four hits for Arizona, including a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth. Justin Upton and Josh Bell had two RBI apiece.

The Diamondbacks were beset by two blown saves in the game. Bryan Shaw lost one lead and J.J. Putz (0-3) blew the other opportunity and also took the loss.

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