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Dodgers Score Five in One Innning For a Thrilling Victory

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02:  Rafael Furcal #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores on a double by James Loney in the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on June 2, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 6-5.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Rory BarnettContributor IJune 3, 2009

Even though its still June, baseball is exciting. If you watched the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-5, you know what I'm talking about.

The Dodgers were trailing by four runs in the bottom of the eighth. But after D-backs reliever Tony Pena loaded up the bases with two outs, you could sense something great was about to happen. I think even Vin Scully felt it.

Pena walked in a run to bring the Dodgers within three, then James Loney stepped up to the plate. Loney knocked his only hit of the night to the gap in the right center that scored three runs to tie the game. The home crowd erupted and I almost spilled by bowl of manicotti.

The next batter, Casey Blake, ripped a single up the middle that scored Loney and gave the Dodgers a one-run lead.

I couldn't believe what I just witnessed. It felt like a playoff game or something. I saw fans screaming, babies crying and teenagers texting the incredible news. And to make it seem like the victory was scripted, big Jonathan Broxton came in and closed out the game with 15 pitches.

The Dodgers (36-18) have an eight game lead over the San Francisco Giants and are 15-10 since Manny Ramirez was suspended for violating MLB's drug enforcement policy.

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