KEY MOMENT: Carl Crawford, in the midst of a horrendous slump that has seen him hit bat .088 since April 15, became the most unlikely of heroes when he drove a two-run home run into the first row of the second deck in the 11th inning, snapping a 7-7 tie and giving the Dodgers their fourth win in five games on the trip.
AT THE PLATE: Dee Gordon was everywhere, collecting a career-high five hits, stealing three bases, scoring twice and driving in two runs. Matt Kemp had three hits and Yasiel Puig, Juan Uribe and Miguel Olivo contributed two hits apiece, helping the Dodgers to a season-high 16 hits while matching a season best with nine runs. Puig's first hit, which extended his hitting streak to five games, was the most impressive, a mammoth three-run home run in the fourth that cleared a 30-foot-high wall between the night club in the left field and the campy Home Run Statue in center field in kitschy Marlins Park.
ON THE MOUND: Paul Maholm exited after six innings with a four-run lead and reliever Brian Wilson immediately gave most of that back when Marcell Ozuna homered with two on in the seventh. Two innings later, the Marlins completed their comeback when Chris Perez walked pinch-hitter Jarrod Saltalamacchia with the bases loaded to send the game into extra innings.
TAKE OUT ORDER: Even though the Dodgers are on the road, they were treated to some home cooking when Yasiel Puig showed up at the ballpark with several large pans of Cuban food made by his mother, Maritza. On the menu was lechon, Cuban tamales, yuca and rice and beans.
UP NEXT: With Hyun-Jin Ryu on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation, the Dodgers called up right-hander Stephen Fife from triple-A Albuquerque to start Sunday's 10 a.m. PDT series finale at Marlins Park. He'll be the second member of the Isotopes' rotation to start for the Dodgers in four days, following Red Patterson, who pitched the first game of Thursday's doubleheader in Minnesota. Fife will be going against Marlins' right-hander Jose Fernandez, who has not lost at home in 19 career starts, going 12-0 with a 1.00 ERA. On the air: Radio: 570, 1020. TV: SNLA.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times