Dodgers 3, D-Backs 4

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The Dodgers' National League West lead was trimmed to 2 1/2 games Wednesday night when they lost to the D-backs on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth, 4-3, and Colorado rallied in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Reds.

Ramon Troncoso fielded Gerardo Parra's comebacker leading off the ninth and threw it away, Parra taking second base on the error. Trent Oeltjen ran for Parra and was bunted to third by Ryan Roberts. The Dodgers intentionally walked Stephen Drew and Justin Upton to load the bases for Mark Reynolds, who walked on a 3-2 pitch.

Rafael Furcal led off the game with a triple off Dan Haren, was nearly stranded at third after strikeouts by Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier, only for Manny Ramirez to drive him home with a vicious one-hopper with so much topspin it exploded in front of third baseman Reynolds for an infield single.

Miguel Montero and Chris Young turned a deficit into a lead with back-to-back home runs off Jon Garland to start the bottom of the second inning, but Ramirez and James Loney duplicated with back-to-back shots in the fourth for a 3-2 Dodgers lead.

Furcal made a run-saving play at shortstop, diving to smother Haren's grounder, then throwing him out with first baseman Loney short-hopping the throw from his knees, with the bases loaded and two outs in the fourth. But Garland let a second lead get away in the fifth on singles by Roberts and Drew and Upton's RBI groundout.


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