Dan Haren struggles but gets third win for Dodgers

ON THE MOUND: Dan Haren remained unbeaten with the Dodgers. Haren gave up nine hits and a walk in 5 2/3 innings but limited the damage to three runs. All three were scored in the third inning, which was capped by a solo home run by Eric Chavez. Haren departed from the game with the Dodgers leading, 7-3. "It was a war," Haren said. "It was one of those days. I kind of describe it like I was throwing under water." Jamey Wright let the Diamondbacks back in the game in the seventh inning, when he gave up a three-run home run to Mark Trumbo that cut the Dodgers' lead to 8-6. Kenley Jansen struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to earn his fourth save.

AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers struck out 16 times, their most in a nine-inning victory since at least 1914. They had six steals for the first time since they had seven against the Milwaukee Brewers on Aug. 23, 1999.

MEDICAL REPORT: Carl Crawford was sidelined because of what Manager Don Mattingly described as tightness on the right side of his abdominal muscles. For what it's worth, Mattingly said the injury isn't considered to be serious.

ON THE MEND: Brian Wilson could be activated Tuesday from the 15-day disabled list. Wilson's return could force the Dodgers to make a difficult roster decision, as only three of their relievers can be sent to the minor leagues without clearing waivers: closer Kenley Jansen, Chris Withrow and Paco Rodriguez.

THE ROTATION: Josh Beckett, Paul Maholm and Hyun-Jin Ryu will start the three games in the Dodgers' upcoming series in San Francisco, Mattingly announced.

ON THE FARM: Cuban infielder Alex Guerrero played his first game with triple-A Albuquerque and was three for four with a home run and double.

UP NEXT: When the Dodgers return to action Tuesday, Beckett (0-0, 9.00) will face the San Francisco Giants and Tim Lincecum (0-1, 9.90) at AT&T; Park at 7:15 p.m. On the air: TV: SportsNet LA; Radio: 570, 1020 (Spanish).

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