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Dodgers Defeat Marlins, 7-3

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Casey Blake homered to back the solid pitching of Vicente Padilla as the Los Angeles Dodgers took down the Florida Marlins, 7-3, in the middle portion of a three- game series.

Rafael Furcal ran his hit streak to 10 games and drove in three runs as the Dodgers won for the sixth time in eight contests. He has scored a run in 12 straight games, an LA Dodgers record. Furcal tied Gil Hodges 12-game streak from June 2-14, 1953, when the franchise was in Brooklyn.

Padilla (3-2) had a season-high nine strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings to win his second straight start. The right-hander was charged with six hits and two runs.

Chris Volstad (4-8) permitted five hits and five runs over three-plus innings and has just one victory in his last 11 starts.

Mike Stanton clubbed a two-run homer in the seventh inning for Florida, which had won its previous two games.