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Pitching solid, but it's still an issue

Dodgers' starters fueled nine-game win streak, but Ortiz falters again in the No. 5 slot

Updated: May 20, 2010, 11:06 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Joe Torre said it so many times during the Dodgers' nine-game winning streak that it began to sound like a recorded message. The key to the team's sudden run of success, as the mantra went, was starting pitching.

On Wednesday night, for the first time in recent memory, the Dodgers didn't get good starting pitching, and it resulted in a 10-5 loss to the San Diego Padres before 40,138 at Dodger Stadium.

Veteran right-hander Ramon Ortiz was making only his second ...

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