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Dodgers need every reliever in victory

Loney wins it, but the bullpen's strong effort is what sets up the game-winner vs. Mets

Updated: July 25, 2010, 12:02 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- There were a lot of factors leading up to James Loney's first walk-off home run Saturday, a no-doubt drive to right-center field off Oliver Perez that gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets before 43,506 at Dodger Stadium and brought an end to a 13-inning marathon that was threatening to drag into the evening.

The biggest and least likely factor was this: The Dodgers' patchwork bullpen rose to the occasion in a way no one could have anticipated given ...

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