James Loney is congratulated after stroking a second-inning homer. (Denis Poroy/AP)
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
A pair of Manny Ramirez home runs and 5 1/3 sharp innings by Derek Lowe allowed the Dodgers to extend their NL West lead over the D-backs to a comfortable 3 1/2 games. Only a premature exit by Lowe in the sixth after he was struck by a comebacker mitigated the win.
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