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Dodgers Walk Off On Mariners, 6-5


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Alex Guerrero hit a bases-loaded single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame a four-run deficit for a 6-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.

Nelson Cruz hit two of the Mariners' four home runs off Brandon McCarthy. Yasiel Puig homered and Howie Kendrick had a tying RBI single in the fifth for Los Angeles.

Dominic Leone (0-1), working his third inning of relief, gave up double to Andre Ethier leading off the 10th before retiring Puig on a comebacker. After Adrian Gonzalez was walked intentionally and Howie Kendrick also walked to load the bases, Tyler Olsons relieved.

He struck out Carl Crawford for the second out, but Guerrero lined a 2-2 pitch to right-center to end Seattle's third straight extra-inning game.

Yimi Garcia (1-0) pitched a perfect inning to get his first major league victory.

Dustin Ackley and Kyle Seager also connected off McCarthy, who gave up five runs and six hits in seven innings. He struck out 10 without walking a batter.

The only other time McCarthy gave up four homers in a game was in his second major league start on May 27, 2005, with the Chicago White Sox at the Texas Rangers.

According to, McCarthy was the 11th pitcher since 1914 with to give up as many as four homers and strike out at least 10 batters - and the first since Milwaukee's Mike Fiers on Sept. 30, 2012 against Houston.

Seattle lefty James Paxton gave up five runs and six hits over 6 1-3 innings and struck out six.

The Dodgers didn't get their first hit until Puig's leadoff single in the fourth triggered a three-run rally that sliced Seattle's lead to 4-3. Guerrero hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly and fellow rookie Joc Pederson followed with a two-run single, after Scott Van Slyke alertly tagged up at first and made it to second on Guerrero's fly with no one covering the bag.

Ackley got one of the runs back in the fifth with a two-out homer, which turned out to be the Mariners' final hit.

Cruz, whose nine interleague homers last season led the majors, staked Paxton to a 2-0 lead before he threw his first pitch.

It was the 200th career homer for Cruz, who barely cleared the fence in right-center with one out in the fourth. The next batter was Seager, whose homer increased Seattle's lead to 4-0. Seventeen of Seattle's first 25 runs this season have come on home runs.


Mariners: RHP Tom Wilhelmsen was placed on the 15-disabled list, retroactive to April 11, because of a hyperextended elbow. He was replaced on the roster by Leone, who was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to fill the void in the bullpen.

Dodgers: 3B Juan Uribe missed his second straight game because of a sore hamstring and was replaced in the lineup again by Guerrero, who hit his first big league homer on Sunday. Justin Turner, who didn't start for the second straight game because of a cut index on his left hand, pinch-hit in the seventh and flied out.


Mariners: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (0-1) is 3-0 in three interleague starts (Atlanta, Philadelphia and Washington), allowing three runs in 21 innings with 24 strikeouts.

Dodgers: LHP David Huff, who signed as a free agent in January, will make his season debut for his new club about 39 miles from his hometown of Huntington Beach. It's his first big league start since Sept. 29, 2013, with the Yankees. He is 0-3 with a 10.64 ERA in three career starts against the Mariners.

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