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LA takes opener
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Dodgers 8, Mariners 2
Clayton Kershaw evened his record at 5-5 with the victory. (Jon SooHoo/Dodgers)
Clayton Kershaw was sharp from the get-go, retiring the first nine batters he faced, including striking out the side in the third, but it was Andre Ethier who stole the show for the Dodgers, clubbing homers in the second, sixth and eighth frames.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (37-36)
Lost 1
LA Dodgers 8, Seattle 2   LAD
LA Dodgers (48-26)
Won 1
June 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   2 6 0
LA Dodgers
0 3 0 1 1 2 0 1 X   8 14 0
Standings thru 6/26/09  |  Recap: SEA | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  Dodgers stats
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 .371
Branyan, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .300
Beltre, A, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .260
Lopez, Jo, 2B 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 .251
Gutierrez, F, CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .258
Johjima, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .239
Balentien, LF 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .231
Cedeno, R, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .121
  Batista, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Vargas, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .250
  Corcoran, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Wilson, Jo, SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .152
Totals 32 2 6 2 1 10 10  

BATTING
TB: Lopez, Jo 3; Suzuki, I 2; Branyan.
RBI: Lopez, Jo 2 (44).
2-out RBI: Lopez, Jo.
GIDP: Johjima.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Suzuki, I (13, 2nd base off Kershaw/Martin, R).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Vargas-Cedeno, R-Lopez, Jo, Cedeno, R-Lopez, Jo-Branyan).

 
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pierre, LF 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 .329
Furcal, SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .238
Hudson, O, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .307
Blake, 3B 4 2 2 1 0 0 2 .301
Loney, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .281
Martin, R, C 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .249
Ethier, RF 4 3 3 6 0 0 1 .268
Kemp, CF 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 .313
Kershaw, P 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 .182
  a-Jones, M, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .364
  Mota, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Ellis, A, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  Belisario, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 8 14 8 2 3 15  

a-Singled for Kershaw in the 6th. b-Flied out for Mota in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Blake (18, Vargas).
3B: Kemp (5, Vargas).
HR: Ethier 3 (14, 2nd inning off Vargas, 2 on, 1 out; 6th inning off Corcoran, 1 on, 1 out; 8th inning off Batista, 0 on, 0 out), Blake (11, 4th inning off Vargas, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Pierre 2; Kemp 5; Blake 6; Ethier 12; Kershaw; Loney; Martin, R; Jones, M.
RBI: Ethier 6 (49), Blake (48), Kershaw (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blake 2; Hudson, O 2.
SAC: Furcal.
GIDP: Kershaw, Ethier.
Team RISP: 3-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Pierre (6, 2nd base by Vargas/Johjima).

FIELDING
DP: (Blake-Hudson, O-Loney).

 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Vargas (L, 3-3) 4.2 9 5 5 1 2 2 3.79
Corcoran 1.1 3 2 2 1 1 1 7.90
Batista 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 3.08
 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kershaw (W, 5-5) 6.0 5 2 2 1 8 0 3.70
Mota 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.50
Belisario 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.03

HBP: Martin, R (by Corcoran).
Pitches-strikes: Vargas 78-45, Corcoran 31-17, Batista 32-19, Kershaw 96-64, Mota 33-22, Belisario 13-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Vargas 5-3, Corcoran 1-1, Batista 2-4, Kershaw 3-3, Mota 4-1, Belisario 2-0.
Batters faced: Vargas 21, Corcoran 9, Batista 8, Kershaw 23, Mota 6, Belisario 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Corcoran 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 72 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:39.
Att: 50,746.
Venue: Dodger Stadium.
June 26, 2009
June 26, 2009

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