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Ninth-inning balk is backbreaker

Esmerling Vasquez balked in a run with two outs in the ninth, an inning after Kelly Johnson made two errors on the same play that allowed the Dodgers to tie it. It added up to the D-backs' eighth straight loss.


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Two out when winning run scored.
Johnson, K, 2B4120020.275
Upton, J, RF4112001.249
Drew, SS4000010.287
Reynolds, Ma, 3B4010020.225
1-Ojeda, PR-3B0000000.143
LaRoche, 1B4010031.271
Young, C, CF4111012.274
Parra, G, LF3000011.237
Snyder, C, C3111010.226
Lopez, R, P3000020.115
Vasquez, E, P0000000.000
1-Ran for Reynolds, Ma in the 9th.
Furcal, SS4120000.308
Kemp, CF4131010.285
Ethier, RF4000003.380
Ramirez, M, LF4111022.287
Loney, 1B3000100.286
Blake, 3B4110010.276
Martin, R, C4000001.244
DeWitt, 2B2100100.261
Billingsley, P2000001.105
a-Belliard, PH1000000.270
Broxton, J, P0000000.000
a-Flied out for Billingsley in the 8th.
2B: Johnson, K (16, Billingsley).
HR: Upton, J (8, 1st inning off Billingsley, 1 on, 0 out), Young, C (8, 2nd inning off Billingsley, 0 on, 0 out), Snyder, C (8, 2nd inning off Billingsley, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Young, C 4; LaRoche; Reynolds, Ma; Upton, J 4; Snyder, C 4; Johnson, K 3.
RBI: Upton, J 2 (27), Young, C (39), Snyder, C (25).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young, C.
GIDP: Parra, G.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 2.

E: Johnson, K 2 (4, fielding, throw).
DP: (Lopez, R-LaRoche).
Pickoffs: Vasquez, E (Loney at 2nd base).

2B: Furcal (6, Lopez, R), Kemp (13, Lopez, R).
HR: Ramirez, M (4, 2nd inning off Lopez, R, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Blake; Furcal 3; Ramirez, M 4; Kemp 4.
RBI: Ramirez, M (25), Kemp (30).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, M.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 3.

SB: Kemp (7, 2nd base off Lopez, R/Snyder, C).
CS: Loney (3, 3rd base by Vasquez, E/Snyder, C).
PO: Loney (2nd base by Vasquez, E).

DP: (Furcal-Loney).

Lopez, R8.06421414.31
Vasquez, E(L, 0-1)0.21111005.40
Broxton, J(W, 3-0)1.01000201.16
Game Scores: Lopez, R , Billingsley .
WP: Broxton, J.
Balk: Vasquez, E.
Pitches-strikes: Lopez, R 115-76, Vasquez, E 18-9, Billingsley 120-82, Broxton, J 15-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lopez, R 9-5, Vasquez, E 1-0, Billingsley 9-2, Broxton, J 1-0.
Batters faced: Lopez, R 31, Vasquez, E 3, Billingsley 29, Broxton, J 4.
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Tim Timmons. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 69 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:41.
Att: 45,325.
Venue: Dodger Stadium.
May 31, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media