Dodgers sacrifice a win

By choosing to give up an out for a base, L.A. lost a close game to Arizona

Updated: May 15, 2011, 1:19 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- As tempting as it is, I am not going to lay the Los Angeles Dodgers' latest loss -- 1-0 to the Arizona Diamondbacks before 30,602 on Saturday at Dodger Stadium -- entirely at the feet of manager Don Mattingly.

Not on an afternoon when their injury-depleted lineup got exposed yet again, this time by a rookie pitcher they had never seen before. Not on a day when one of the finest performances of Chad Billingsley's career was undone by one second-inning mental lapse on someone's ...

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