Hurricane Andruw Gaining Strength

Andruw Jones smacked an RBI single and a two-run homer, breaking a 4-4 tie in the eighth inning, to give the Dodgers their sixth win of the season, this one a 6-4 victory over Baltimore. Chan Ho Park continued his fine pitching, working three hitless innings and running his scoreless streak to six in his three starts

. Jones, who was very slow out of the box this spring, is gaining strength game by game. His three RBI gives him five for the season and the home run was his second.

Rookie Ramon Troncoso came in to the game in the seventh to put down an Oriole rally that tied the game at four each, then worked a scoreless eighth to earn the win.

Brian Falkenborg allowed a hit in the ninth but closed out the win and earned his first save of the spring.

The Dodgers banged out an even dozen hits, with Jones, Rafael Furcal, John Lindsey (who boosted his average to s smoking .615) and Chin-Lung Hu. They hit into a pair of double plays to stop further scoring.

Los Angeles jumped into a 4-0 lead in the third inning. Jones knocked in the Juan Pierre in the first inning. In the third, Hu singled and scored on Furcal's triple. Delwyn Young singled him across before Matt Kemp laced an RBI double.

Eric Stults was tagged for a pair of runs in the fourth before Eric Hull ended the inning. Hull them gave up Baltimore's third run and Matt Riley saved him further problems.

But then Riley couldn't get out of the seventh and Troncoso gave up an RBI single that was charged to Riley and tied he game.

Jones broke the tie, booming a home run with Young on base. Lindsey singled, Xavier Paul ran for him, and scored on George Lombard's double that scored the third run of the eighth inning.

The Dodgers won four the sixth time this spring, evening their record at 6-6-1.

Tuesday (today) they host the Florida Marlins for the first time this season. RHP Derek Lowe, LHP Hong-Chih Kuo, RHP Jonathan Broxton, and LHP Joe Beimel will be available to pitch.
 Score by innings
Los Angeles	103 000 030-7
Baltimore	000 201 100-4

 Los Angeles	ab r  h  bi  ave
Pierre lf	4  1  0  0  .219
 De Jesus ss	1  0  0  0  .222
Furcal ss	4  1  2  1  .292
 Ardoin c	1  0  1  0  .400
Young rf	3  2  1  1  .120
Jones dh	4  1  2  3  .214
Kemp cf	        4  0  1  1  .324
DeWitt 3b	4  0  0  0  .143
Lindsey 1b	4  0  2  0  .316
 Paul pr-cf	0  1  0  0  .200
May c        	3  0  0  0  .222
 Lombard lf	1  0  1  1  .615
Hu 2b        	3  1  2  0  .273
 Martinez 2b	1  0  0  0  .150	
  Totals	38 7 12 7
  Baltimore	24 7  7 4

2b hits- Kemp (2), Lombard (1).
3b hits- Furcal (3). HR- Jones (2)
RBI- Jones 3 (5), Furcal (5), 
Young (4) Kemp (9), Lombard (4).
LOB- Los Angeles 7, Baltimore .

 Los Angeles	in   h r-er bb so  era
Park	        3.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.00
Stults	        1.2  1  2-2  4  1  4.76
Hull	        1.0  3  1-1  0  0  2.25
Riley	        0.2  2  1-1  0  0 10.80	
Troncoso	1.2  0  0-0  1  0  3.66
Falkenborg	1.0  1  0-0  0  0  2.25
 WP- Riley. T- 2:57. Att- 5,388.

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