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Dodgers take the fifth (and its six runs) to defeat the Diamondbacks

Dodgers take the fifth (and its six runs) to defeat the Diamondbacks

His itinerary did not allow much time to dawdle. A few hours after Brandon McCarthy steadied the Dodgers through a 6-2 victory over the Diamondbacks, he planned to drive to Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex in Scottsdale. It was a momentous evening for the club, which counts McCarthy as part of the ownership group: The team was expected to introduce recently signed superstar Didier Drogba.

And it was not the highlight of his day. That had already happened.

“This is the priority,” McCarthy said. “That’s almost like a secondary life. I get to go over and see some friends. It’s a really fun thing to be a part of. But it would have been a whole lot less fun if today hadn’t gone...

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