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Dodgers beat Texas Rangers, 1-0, on walk-off balk

KEY MOMENT: A two-out balk in the ninth inning by Rangers reliever Keone Kela allowed pinch-runner Enrique Hernandez to score the only run of the game. Hernandez said he was instructed by third base coach Lorenzo Bundy to try to fake out Kela. "I did, and he fell for it," Hernandez said. The walk-off victory was the sixth of the season for the Dodgers. The last time they won a game on a walk-off balk was against the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 31, 2010.

ON THE MOUND: Zack Greinke's eighth attempt to earn his sixth victory resulted in yet another no decision, as the Dodgers failed to score while he was in the game. Greinke certainly pitched well enough to win, as he limited the Rangers to four hits over seven innings. He struck out eight and lowered his earned-run average to 1.81. The victory went to closer Kenley Jansen, who pitched a scoreless ninth inning. Setup man J.P. Howell pitched a scoreless eighth.

AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers were limited to five hits. They had only one extra-base hit, a first-inning triple by Yasiel Puig, which was followed by a groundout by Adrian Gonzalez and a line out by Howie Kendrick. The Dodgers had runners on the corners in the seventh inning after a one-out single by Jimmy Rollins, but Justin Turner popped up to shallow center field and Joc Pederson flied out to right.

EXTRA BASES: The Dodgers, who played with a six-man bullpen the previous night, promoted left-hander Daniel Coulombe from triple-A Oklahoma City. To create a roster spot for Coulombe, the Dodgers optioned outfielder Chris Heisey to triple A. Because he has more than five years of major league service time, Heisey had the right to refuse the minor league assignment. But Heisey accepted the assignment, as electing free agency would have resulted in him forfeiting the remainder of his $2.16-million salary. … Pitching prospect Zach Lee, who was been sidelined for three weeks with an irritated right middle finger, has been cleared to resume throwing. Lee was diagnosed with poor circulation in his finger and is expected to pitch again for triple-A Oklahoma in two to three weeks. Lee last pitched on May 29.

UP NEXT: Mike Bolsinger (4-1, 2.25 ERA) will face the San Francisco Giants and Chris Heston (6-5, 3.76) at Dodger Stadium on Friday at 7 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA; Radio: 570, 1020.

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