With one out, Jason Repko and J. D. Drew singled but then Drew was thrown out attempting to steal second. With two out, Jeff Kent walked and Saenz made up for his error with an RBI double to left. Bill Mueller also doubled for two more runs and Rickey Ledee singled him in for a 4-1 lead after one.
An error by Kent in the second inning helped Arizona narrow the margin to 4-2 but Tomko then retired 13 of 14 batters with a lone single marring the streak.
Tomko was helped by a strange double play in the fifth. After an inning-opening single, the runner broke for second as the next hitter fanned. Catcher Dioner Navarro's throw to second hit the hitter's bat and batter's interference was called, giving Navarro a rare unassisted double play.
Hong-Chih Kuo was nearly unhittable but very wild and was saved by a pair of double plays. However he couldn't get out of the eighth inning after walking two and allowing a hit.
Danys Baez wasn't much of an improvement at first. He gave up an RBI single and a run-scoring double but retired the last four hitters to register his fifth save in six chances.
Drew had a horrible start in 2005, opening in a 0-for-25 rut, but is hitting .339 with three home runs and 14 RBI and had five hits, two homers and four runs batted in during the Arizona series, the first home series that the Dodgers have manage to win. He has reached base safely in all 16 games he has played.
Score by innings- Arizona 110 000 020-4 Dodgers 400 101 00x-6 Dodgers ab r h bi ave Furcal, SS 5 0 0 0 .227 Repko, CF 4 2 1 0 .333 Drew, RF 4 1 2 1 .339 Kent, 2B 3 1 0 1 .210 Saenz, 1B 3 1 1 1 .306 Kuo, P 0 0 0 0 .000 Cruz, LF 0 0 0 0 .271 Mueller, 3B 2 1 1 2 .328 Ledee, LF 4 0 1 1 .261 Baez, P 0 0 0 0 .000 Navarro, C 3 0 2 0 .220 Tomko, P 1 0 0 0 .000 Martinez, 1B 0 0 0 0 .294 Totals 29 6 8 6 Arizona 32 4 7 3 Errors- Saenz (1), Kent (2). 2B- Saenz (3), Mueller (6), Repko (4). HR- Drew (3). RBI- Saenz (12), Mueller 2 (13), Ledee (5), Kent (9), Drew (14). S- Tomko 2. LOB- Arizona 8, Los Angeles 10. SB- Ledee (1). CS- Drew (1). DP- 3 (Navarro and Mueller; Kent and Martinez; Kent, Furcal and Martinez). Dodgers in h r-er bb so era Tomko (W,2-1) 6.0 4 2-1 3 4 4.70 Kuo 1.2 1 2-2 3 0 5.11 Baez (S,5) 1.1 2 0-0 0 1 0.00 T- 3-19. Att- 48,394.Dodger Blue Notes-- Rick Monday threw out the first pitch and was honored on the 30th anniversary of his saving an American flag that was about to be set ablaze by two protesters in left field. Monday, then playing for the Cubs, dashed by and snatched the flag from the two surprised men. Eric Gagne has begun light throwing on flat ground. Gagne underwent surgery on his right elbow on April 7. He is scheduled to return to action about the final week in May…Dioner Navarro started for the third consecutive game because backup Sandy Alomar Jr. pulling up lame with a leg cramp while running the bases on Wednesday night. …Rumors circulated that Cody Ross was about to be traded to Cincinnati. Ross was designated for assignment April 17. Dodger officials would not confirm the report. …A cortisone injection in Jayson Werth's left wrist seems to be giving him some relief. Werth injured the wrist more than 13 months ago.