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Dodgers bullpen stays in lockdown mode
Dodgers bullpen stays in lockdown mode

J.P. Howell laughed as he thought about how he extended the Dodgers bullpen's scoreless streak Sunday. "Lucky," Howell said. Manager Don Mattingly had a similar reaction. "Crazy," Mattingly said. With a behind-the-back tag on Jordan Pacheco at home plate, Howell prevented the Arizona Diamondbacks from scoring a go-ahead run on a ball in the dirt that bounced away from catcher Yasmani Grandal in the 13th inning. Grandal hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the inning, elevating the first-place Dodgers to a 1-0 victory and completing a three-game sweep. The Dodgers improved to 13-2 at Dodger Stadium and 16-8 overall. The scoreless inning pitched by...

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