And then in his first at-bat, he hit a two-run homer off ex-Dodger
It was the first home run of the season for Crawford, who carried a 4-for-47 slump to the plate. Marmol threw him three consecutive fastballs, the last of which Crawford lined over the right-field wall.
The Dodgers broke out to a 6-1 lead, but with closer
Gordon continued to play second – his latest position -- well, and went as berserk offensively as that crazy Miami thing beyond the
Yasiel Puig added a monstrous three-run home run and left-hander
In the fourth, after singles by Uribe and
In the sixth, Olivo again singled and was moved to second on a Maholm sacrifice bunt. Gordon slapped a single to center to score Olivo.
Maholm was charged with three runs in his six innings, allowing eight hits and two walks, with three strikeouts.
He turned over a 7-3 lead in the seventh to Wilson, who suddenly reverted back to his struggling form. Wilson had not allowed a run and struck out four in his last two innings, but quickly got into trouble Saturday.
The Dodgers did not call on Jansen in the ninth, instead going to Perez, which proved a problem.
Jansen is one of the Dodgers overcoming the flu, and he had labored in throwing 34 pitches to save the second game of Thursday's doubleheader. But he did not pitch Friday and told broadcaster Rick Monday during Saturday's pregame show he felt fine, just that his legs had felt heavy in Minnesota.
Perez came in hoping to earn his second save, but he loaded the bases with one out on a double, a walk and a single. He then walked
Order in the bullpen was finally restored by