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Brandon League allows first earned runs in 17 games, Dodgers fall, 6-3
Brandon League allows first earned runs in 17 games, Dodgers fall, 6-3

Brandon League had turned it around. All the way around. Some might not have noticed, intent as they are to boo the very mention of his name, but League had not given up an earned run in 16 consecutive games. It was a streak that had to come to an end sometime, and unfortunately for him and the Dodgers, it came Thursday night. League came into the game with the score tied, 3-3, in the seventh inning and was quickly charged with three runs, the Dodgers falling 6-3 to the Pirates before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 39,643. League lost his closer’s job last season and finished the year with a 5.30 earned-run average. But after a brief struggle to start the season, had fashioned a...

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