9:40 PM ET, September 21, 2007
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
• Summary: Veteran Tony Clark, 35, was 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and four RBIs as the Diamondbacks won their third straight. Chris Young and Mark Reynolds also hit two-run homers as Arizona scored 11 in a row after falling behind 3-1.
• Unsung hero: Diamondbacks second baseman Augie Ojeda was 2-for-4 with a double, triple and two runs.
• Memorable milestone: Ex-Diamondback Luis Gonzalez earned his 2,500th career hit with a line shot single off the first baseman Clark in the seventh.
• Figure this: The D-backs' win moved them to 34-33 against the NL West this season.
• Figure this II: Young's homer, his 31st of the season, tied him with the Brewers' Ryan Braun for the rookie lead in that category.
• Hunt for October: Arizona's lead in the NL West climbed to 1½ games over second-place San Diego, which lost 2-1 in 14 innings to Colorado.
• Quotable: "We've got an outstanding group of guys, who happen to be young, and yet happen to be very talented. The combination platter has been an absolute pleasure to be a part of." -- Clark
-- ESPN.com news services
Diamondbacks 12, Dodgers 3
The magic number is derived by adding one to the number of remaining games and subtracting the number of games ahead in the loss column from the second-place team. Here's where the leaders stand:
A dust storm swirled through the stadium in the second inning. The Chase Field roof was closed in the top of the fourth, after the storm had passed. ... SS Rafael Furcal was out of the Dodgers' lineup for the fourth game in a row because of a sore lower back.
Regular Season Series
|Los Angeles leads 10-8 (as of Fri 9/21)|
|Mon 4/16||LA 5, @ARI 1||Recap|
|Tue 4/17||LA 6, @ARI 4||Recap|
|Mon 4/30||ARI 9, @LA 1||Recap|
|Tue 5/1||@LA 2, ARI 1||Recap|
|Wed 5/2||@LA 2, ARI 1||Recap|
|Mon 6/25||LA 8, @ARI 1||Recap|
|Tue 6/26||LA 6, @ARI 5||Recap|
|Wed 6/27||@ARI 2, LA 0||Recap|
|Thu 6/28||LA 9, @ARI 5||Recap|
|Fri 8/3||ARI 1, @LA 0||Recap|
|Sat 8/4||ARI 8, @LA 7||Recap|
|Sun 8/5||ARI 3, @LA 0||Recap|
|Fri 9/14||@LA 7, ARI 4||Recap|
|Sat 9/15||@LA 6, ARI 2||Recap|
|Sun 9/16||ARI 6, @LA 1||Recap|
|» Fri 9/21||@ARI 12, LA 3||Box Score|
|Sat 9/22||@ARI 6, LA 2||Recap|
|Sun 9/23||LA 7, @ARI 1||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Dodgers | Diamondbacks|
|1st||J Kent singled to left, J Pierre scored, T Abreu to second.||1||0|
|1st||T Clark grounded out to first, C Young scored, J Salazar to third.||1||1|
|2nd||T Abreu grounded out to second, A Ethier scored, J Pierre to third.||2||1|
|3rd||N Garciaparra reached on infield single to third, J Kent scored, R Martin to second.||3||1|
|3rd||T Clark homered to left, J Salazar scored.||3||3|
|4th||L Hernandez singled to right, A Ojeda scored.||3||4|
|4th||C Young homered to left, L Hernandez scored.||3||6|
|6th||J Cirillo singled to left, A Ojeda scored.||3||7|
|6th||J Salazar singled to center, J Cirillo scored, C Young to second.||3||8|
|6th||T Clark singled to left, J Salazar scored, E Byrnes to second.||3||9|
|6th||M Reynolds doubled to right, E Byrnes scored, T Clark to third.||3||10|
|8th||M Reynolds homered to left, E Byrnes scored.||3||12|
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|Stadium||Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ|
|Attendance||37,753 (77.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||95 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Dale Scott, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Paul Emmel, Third Base - Dan Iassogna|