Jason Schmidt made his first MLB appearance since June 16, 2007. (Jon SooHoo/Dodgers)
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
Making his first big league appearance in more than two years, Jason Schmidt settled in after an eventful first inning to win his first game since April 4, 2007. Manny Ramirez hit his 537th career homer, moving past Mickey Mantle and into sole possession of 15th place all-time.
BATTING 2B: Furcal (17, Owings, M), Ethier (18, Owings, M), Blake (19, Owings, M). HR: Ramirez, M (10, 2nd inning off Owings, M, 1 on, 2 out), Ethier (19, 5th inning off Owings, M, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Ramirez, M 5; Furcal 2; Kemp; Blake 3; Ethier 6; Loney; Martin, R 3. RBI: Ethier 2 (58), Blake 2 (57), Loney (55), Ramirez, M 2 (31). 2-out RBI: Ramirez, M 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schmidt; Furcal. Team RISP: 4-for-12. Team LOB:
BASERUNNING CS: Martin, R 2 (6, 2nd base by Owings, M/Hanigan, 3rd base by Fisher, C/Hanigan), Blake (3, 2nd base by Owings, M/Hanigan).
FIELDING E: Martin, R (3, throw), Castro, Ju (2, fielding). Outfield assists: Ethier (Phillips at 2nd base). DP: (Furcal-Castro, Ju-Loney).