Andre Ethier hit a home run in the 10th inning off Brian Sanches, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-4 win over the Florida Marlins on getaway day in Miami, salvaging one game of their three-game series. Earlier in the game, Ethier extended his hitting streak to 24 games, an MLB record for April. Today was the final game of a stretch of 20 games in 20 days for the Dodgers, who are off Thursday.
Chad Billingsley gave up four runs and five hits in the second inning, but the Marlins didn't have another hit until the ninth inning. Matt Guerrier pitched into, and out of, that jam in the ninth inning, getting his second win of the season. The Dodgers were behind 4-0 after that second inning, but clawed their way back. Rod Barajas hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning to pull the Dodgers within one, then Juan Uribe hit a pinch double in the seventh inning to tie the game. Uribe hasn't started for five straight games as he battles a tight left thigh. Uribe was even pinch ran for with Ted Lilly, who's not exactly fast in his own right.
The Dodgers have Thursday off, but return home to start a series with the Padres Friday night. Ted Lilly faces Clayton Richard in the opener. The Dodgers were 3-3 on their road trip, 10-10 on their 20-day stretch, and are now 13-13 on the season.
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