Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

Arizona won 2-1

Game 1: Friday, July 4
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Game 2: Saturday, July 5
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Game 3: Sunday, July 6
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Diamondbacks 2

(48-39, 24-21 away)

Dodgers 1

(46-40, 25-21 home)

    8:05 PM ET, July 6, 2003

    Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California 

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    W: A. Good (4-2)

    L: H. Nomo (9-8)

    S: M. Mantei (9)

    Hillenbrand produces three hits, scores winning run

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Andrew Good was determined not to let one horrible throw to second base undo all the fine pitches he threw.

    The Arizona Diamondbacks' rookie went six sharp innings Sunday night, overcoming an error and outdueling Hideo Nomo in a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    "Normally, Goody's a real good fielder. That was completely out of character for him," manager Bob Brenly said. "It was good to see him bow his neck and stop the damage. When something goes wrong, he doesn't let it bother him. He worries about what he has to do to get out of the jam."

    Trailing 2-0 with one out in the sixth, the Dodgers loaded the bases with the help of Good's first error of the season. The right-hander's throw in the dirt on a comebacker by Daryle Ward wasn't handled cleanly by shortstop Alex Cintron, causing Brenly to bury his head in his hands on the bench.

    "It was just a stupid mistake by me," Good said. "In that situation, I know to go to second, but I just kind of turned the wrong way and swung the other way. But when something like that happens, you've just got to let it go and concentrate on making the next pitch."

    Shawn Green, who led off the sixth with a ground-rule double and advanced to third on the error, scored when Ron Coomer grounded into a force at second after a walk to Paul Lo Duca. David Ross, who grounded into a double play with the bases loaded to end the fourth, killed this rally by striking out with the tying run at third.

    Good (4-2) bounced back nicely from his previous outing, allowing just four hits after surrendering four home runs to the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field last Tuesday. He struck out six and walked two in his 10th career start, sending the Dodgers to their 11th loss in 13 games.

    "I was able to locate my pitches for the most part and change speeds," he said. "My curveball had a little more bite, and my changeup and fastball had a little more movement."

    Matt Mantei got three outs for his nine save, matching the total setup man Jose Valverde had while Mantei was on the disabled list for a month with tendinitis in his right shoulder.

    "It's nice to have both those guys available out of the bullpen," Brenly said. "This is kind of what we envisioned when Matty came back -- having two closers down there to finish up the ballgame. Right now, I like the way it sets up down there."

    The Diamondbacks won for the 17th time in 21 games and climbed within four games of San Francisco in the NL West, while the Dodgers remain 5{ back.

    Shea Hillenbrand, who broke up a no-hit bid by Dodgers' Odalis Perez with an eighth-inning leadoff single on Saturday, was 3-for-4 with a double and scored Arizona's second run on Lyle Overbay's sacrifice fly. Hillenbrand is 6-for-6 lifetime against Nomo.

    "I can't explain it," Brenly said. "I've seen Nomo carve up some of the best hitters in this game with regularity. And to see the way Shea attacked him today was amazing."

    Nomo (9-8), coming off his worst outing of the season, worked with runners on in each of the first five innings and stranded seven. He got into a bases-loaded jam in the fourth, hitting David Dellucci after a single by Hillenbrand, and walking Chad Moeller. But all the Diamondbacks got out of it was a sacrifice fly by Overbay, which gave them a 2-0 lead.

    "He steps it up when guys get on base and really turns it up a notch," Dodgers catcher Ross said. "We just didn't score enough runs for him. Obviously I left a small village on base today, so that hurts a little bit."

    The Dodgers loaded the bases in the fourth on a one-out walk to Coomer, after Green led off with a single and was held at third by coach Glenn Hoffman on Lo Duca's double into the right-field corner. But Ross hit into a double play.

    What made that missed opportunity even harder for the Dodgers to swallow was that Matt Kata mishandled Dellucci's perfect relay throw from right when Green was held at third.

    Arizona, coming off its sixth shutout loss of the season and third against the Dodgers, opened the scoring when Kata singled on Nomo's first pitch of the game, advanced to third on a single by Steve Finley and scored on Cintron's groundout.

    Nomo allowed two runs, six hits and three walks in seven innings with seven strikeouts.

    Game notes


    1B Fred McGriff was put on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained muscle in his groin area -- just five days after being activated from the DL. LHP Steve Colyer was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to fill the roster spot. ... Lo Duca, RHP Kevin Brown, and closer Eric Gagne were selected to the NL All-Star squad. It's the first time the Dodgers have had at least three players in the All-Star Game in consecutive seasons since an 11-year stretch from 1973 through 1983. ... Arizona LF Luis Gonzalez was selected to the All-Star squad for the fourth time in five years. It's the first time the Diamondbacks have had only one player on the team since their inaugural 1998 season, when Devon White was chosen.

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