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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 2, Arizona 1

Sept. 2, 2012 at 1:42 AM

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Andre Ethier smacked a go-ahead homer and Josh Beckett earned his first win for Los Angeles Saturday in the Dodgers' 2-1 decision over Arizona.

Beckett (1-1) and Diamondbacks rookie Tyler Skaggs engaged in a pitchers' duel over the first five innings. Ethier then broke a 1-1 deadlock with a solo homer into the left-field pavilion in the sixth against Matt Albers (0-1).

Beckett, obtained from the Boston Red Sox along with Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto in a blockbuster deal last week, held the D-backs to one run on six hits over 6 2/3 frames. He walked one and struck out nine.

Hanley Ramirez also homered for second-place Los Angeles, which remained 4 1/2 games behind National League West-leading San Francisco.

Skaggs, making his third major league start, finished by allowing one run on five hits over five frames.

Justin Upton went deep to provide Arizona's only run.

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