Navarro's Double, Perez's Single Spark L.A. Win

LOS ANGELES, California-- It wasn't exactly the same magnitude of the return of Barry Bonds but Dioner Navarro took a few hours away from the bedside of his son who has been hospitalized for the past days to ignite a three run rally in the sixth inning and Antonio Perez's infield single with he bases loaded drove in the winning run as the Dodgers broke a six game losing streak with a 4-3 win.

D.J. Houlton (6-9) earned the victory, giving up two runs and four hits, striking out five and walking none in six innings. Four pitchers came out of the bullpen to preserve the victory and Duaner Sanchez pitched the ninth.

Steve Schmoll struck out the side in the seventh and nailed the first batter in the eighth. Hong-Chih Kuo walked the only man he faced before Giovanni Carrara came in to restore order and hand the ball to Sanchez in the ninth with a 4-3 lead.

Sanchez gave up a home run but held on to record his seventh save.

Los Angeles scored first when Willy Aybar, hitting in his 12th game in 13 starts, doubled to left. Olmedo Saenz's two-out single drove him across the plate.

Pittsburgh used a single and a two-out homer in the third to move in front 2-1 off Houlton.

Then Navarro legged out a one out double, sparking the Dodgers and they batted around in the sixth, scoring three runs to take the lead.

"For [Navarro] to be out here concentrating for nine innings," Houlton told MLB.com, "and to get that hit was pretty amazing. It shows what he is made of. You couldn't be upset with him if he wasn't here, but I really respect the guy for coming out and playing."

Mike Edwards followed the double by working a walk and Jayson Werth tied the game 2-2 with a run-scoring single to right field.

This time the Pirates pitching made a mistake late in the game to give Los Angeles a chance. Aybar was hit by a pitch and Perez blistered a ball at third baseman Rob Mackowiak, who dived for the ball deflecting it into foul territory.

It was the third infield hit to third base in the game and it drove home Edwards with the go-ahead run. Kent walked to force in the fourth, and eventual winning run.

After the game, Navarro went to the bedside of his son who has been at a Pasadena hospital since being born earlier this month.

Freddy Sanchez hit a two-run homer into the Dodgers' bullpen in left field with two outs in the third, putting the Pirates ahead 2-1.

Dodger Blue Notes-- The victory was the Dodgers' 25th in 31 games against Pittsburgh during Tracy's tenure. They've won 16 of their last 18 against the Pirates. ... Aybar doubled in the first inning, giving the Dodgers 268 two-base hits this season, second-highest in team history. The record is 286 in 2002. ... Kent collected his team-leading 105th RBI with his bases-loaded walk in the sixth. He is two short of breaking his own major league record of 107 for a second baseman age 36 or older, which he set last season with Houston. …The Dodgers trail the NL West-leading San Diego by nine games with nine to play. Only pure mathematicians can feel they have any chance to catch the Padres. …Brad Penny, who had to leave Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks because of tightness in his pitching forearm, will throw in the bullpen Monday or Tuesday with the idea of making one more start this season…. X-rays on the right wrist of Jason Phillips were negative. Phillips injured it sliding into first Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

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