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Magic number seven
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Dodgers 4, Pirates 3
James Loney delivers the game-winning RBI single in the 12th. (Jon SooHoo/Dodgers)
In a see-saw battle with the Bucs, the Dodgers eventually pulled it out on James Loney's bases-loaded RBI single in the 12th, lowering their magic number to clinch the NL West to seven. Blake DeWitt drove in a pair for Los Angeles, which now leads Arizona by 3 1/2 games.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (80-73)
Won 1
LA Dodgers 4, Pittsburgh 3   PIT
Pittsburgh (64-89)
Lost 1
September 18, 2008
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LA Dodgers
0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1   4 6 0
Pittsburgh
1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   3 8 0
Standings thru 9/18/08  |  Recap: LAD | PIT  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers stats  |  Pirates stats
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Martin, R, C 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 .278
Ethier, RF 6 0 2 1 0 2 3 .301
Ramirez, M, LF 4 1 0 0 2 1 4 .327
Blake, 3B 4 0 0 0 2 2 1 .277
Loney, 1B 6 0 1 1 0 2 3 .296
Kemp, CF 5 2 2 0 1 0 5 .290
DeWitt, 2B 4 0 1 2 2 2 3 .263
Berroa, SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .246
  b-Sweeney, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .138
  Hu, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .161
Kershaw, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077
  Saito, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Young, D, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .254
  Wade, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Repko, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .167
  Park, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
  Beimel, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  d-Pierre, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273
  Proctor, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Broxton, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 39 4 6 4 11 11 22  

a-Popped out for Saito in the 7th. b-Batted for Berroa in the 8th. c-Struck out for Wade in the 9th. d-Flied out for Beimel in the 11th.

BATTING
2B: Kemp (38, Maholm).
TB: DeWitt; Kemp 3; Ethier 2; Loney.
RBI: DeWitt 2 (47), Ethier (74), Loney (87).
2-out RBI: DeWitt 2; Ethier.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ethier; Ramirez, M 2; Kemp; DeWitt 2.
SAC: Kershaw; Berroa.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kemp (34, 2nd base off Chavez, J/Chavez, R), Martin, R (18, 2nd base off Hansen/Doumit).
CS: Kemp (11, 3rd base by Burnett, S/Chavez, R).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Ethier (Mientkiewicz at 2nd base).
DP: (Park-Hu-Loney).

 
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Morgan, LF 4 2 2 0 1 1 1 .283
Cruz, SS 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 .262
McLouth, CF 3 1 1 1 2 0 1 .282
Michaels, RF 6 0 1 0 0 0 5 .224
LaRoche, 1B 3 0 0 0 2 2 3 .271
LaRoche, 3B 5 0 1 1 0 1 1 .172
Gomez, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 .273
Chavez, R, C 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .259
  1-Bixler, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Capps, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Moss, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247
  Hansen, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Beam, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Maholm, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .125
  a-Mientkiewicz, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .282
  Chavez, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Burnett, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
  Yates, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Doumit, PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .321
Totals 40 3 8 3 6 9 17  

a-Singled for Maholm in the 7th. b-Grounded into a double play for Yates in the 9th. c-Flied out for Capps in the 11th.
1-Ran for Chavez, R in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Morgan (12, Kershaw), McLouth (46, Saito).
TB: Chavez, R; LaRoche; McLouth 2; Michaels; Morgan 3; Mientkiewicz; Cruz.
RBI: McLouth (93), LaRoche (17), Cruz (1).
2-out RBI: LaRoche; Cruz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRoche 2; Gomez; Michaels 2.
SAC: Cruz.
SF: McLouth.
GIDP: Doumit.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Michaels (2, 2nd base off Kershaw/Martin, R), Morgan 2 (8, 2nd base off Wade/Martin, R, 2nd base off Broxton, J/Martin, R), McLouth (21, 2nd base off Broxton, J/Martin, R).

 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kershaw 5.0 2 1 1 2 5 0 4.28
Saito (BS, 4) 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 2.28
Wade (BS, 1) 2.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 2.32
Park 1.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.80
Beimel 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.20
Proctor (W, 2-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.84
Broxton, J (S, 14) 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3.18
 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Maholm 7.0 3 3 3 6 4 0 3.68
Chavez, J 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.91
Burnett, S 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.64
Yates 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.74
Grabow 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.89
Capps 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.20
Hansen (L, 2-7) 0.1 0 1 1 3 1 0 6.22
Beam 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.10

WP: Kershaw.
IBB: Martin, R (by Maholm), DeWitt (by Chavez, J), Blake (by Grabow), Ramirez, M (by Hansen), LaRoche (by Saito), McLouth (by Park), McLouth (by Broxton, J).
HBP: Morgan (by Park).
Pitches-strikes: Kershaw 86-48, Saito 25-15, Wade 35-23, Park 22-11, Beimel 1-1, Proctor 10-5, Broxton, J 21-9, Maholm 105-63, Chavez, J 16-10, Burnett, S 6-5, Yates 4-3, Grabow 15-7, Capps 9-8, Hansen 22-7, Beam 14-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kershaw 3-4, Saito 0-0, Wade 1-1, Park 4-0, Beimel 0-1, Proctor 2-1, Broxton, J 1-0, Maholm 12-2, Chavez, J 0-0, Burnett, S 1-0, Yates 0-0, Grabow 1-0, Capps 0-3, Hansen 0-0, Beam 0-0.
Batters faced: Kershaw 19, Saito 6, Wade 8, Park 7, Beimel 1, Proctor 3, Broxton, J 5, Maholm 30, Chavez, J 4, Burnett, S 2, Yates 1, Grabow 4, Capps 4, Hansen 4, Beam 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Beimel 2-0, Burnett, S 2-0, Capps 2-0, Beam 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 71 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:54.
Att: 12,709.
Venue: PNC Park.
September 18, 2008
September 18, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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