Final

Series: Game 4 of 4

LA Dodgers won 4-0

Game 1: Thursday, July 15
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Game 2: Friday, July 16
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Game 3: Saturday, July 17
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Game 4: Sunday, July 18
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Dodgers 10

(52-38, 23-21 away)

Diamondbacks 3

(31-62, 16-30 home)

    6:05 PM ET, July 18, 2004

    Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona 

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    W: J. Lima (9-3)

    L: E. Dessens (1-6)

    Izturis drives in four for L.A.

    PHOENIX (AP) -- Cesar Izturis, the smallest regular in the Los Angeles lineup, led the Dodgers' latest power surge.

    Izturis had a career-best four RBI, and the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-3 Sunday to complete a four-game sweep.

    Adrian Beltre hit his 23rd homer to match his high, and Jayson Werth had a career-high four hits to back Jose Lima.

    The Dodgers, who built an 8-2 lead with four runs in both the second and fourth innings, have won six straight games and 15 of 18.

    "A solid game all the way up and down the lineup," Dodgers manager Jim Tracy said. "A solid starting pitching performance and a great one in the fact that we had a few guys down there (bullpen) that didn't even have to stand up and throw the ball."

    Izturis had a three-run homer in the second and an RBI triple in the fourth.

    "I was trying to get a base hit," said the 5-foot-9, 180-pound shortstop, who fouled off six of Elmer Dessens' nine pitches before hitting the 10th into the right-field seats. "So you have a 3-2 count, and it was a fast ball up, and I hit it out."

    Werth had two singles, a double and a triple. Beltre, who had missed six games because of a right quadriceps strain, homered in the eighth against Mike Fetters.

    Lima (9-3) won his third straight start, giving up three runs and 10 hits in eight innings. Lima, who allowed home runs to Roberto Alomar and Steve Finley, is 3-0 against Arizona this season.

    Dessens (1-6), winless since April 25, allowed eight runs -- five earned -- and 10 hits in 3 2-3 innings.

    "We thought in the first inning he was aggressive," Arizona manager Al Pedrique said. "He went right after the hitters, and for some reason, you know, he got a couple of guys on base in the second and third inning and he fell behind in the count, started elevating the ball, and he got hit hard."

    Dave Roberts hit an RBI groundout in the second following singles by Werth, Alex Cora and David Ross, and Izturis' homer made it 4-1.

    Izturis and Werth hit RBI triples in the fourth, and Beltre and Cora had run-scoring singles. Werth, who played in 41 games with Toronto over the last three years, made his 19th start in the outfield for the Dodgers.

    Alomar homered in the first on Lima's fourth pitch, and Alex Cintron had an RBI single in the third. Lima gave up seven hits in the first three innings and sought out pitching coach Jim Colborn.

    "He said to stay back a little bit, and make some adjustments," Lima said. "The home runs are going to come, because that's the way I am. I throw too many strikes. But a lot are solo; the solo, they don't hurt me."

    Milton Bradley had a run-scoring single in the fifth for a 9-2 lead. Notes: Izturis had three RBI three times in the last two seasons, most recently July 3 at Anaheim....Cintron made a pair of errors at shortstop, leading to three unearned runs....Arizona LF Luis Gonzalez, struggling all year with a partially torn right elbow ligament, will discuss surgery with Pedrique and doctors this week but probably won't have an operation before August. "I think right now their main concern is all the trade rumors and all that stuff," Gonzalez said. "We'll get to my situation after."

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