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Dodgers open pivotal series against Giants with win in 14th inning

Dodgers open pivotal series against Giants with win in 14th inning

If the Dodgers’ series opener against the San Francisco Giants had lasted a couple more innings, outfielder Scott Van Slyke would have pitched. Pitcher Mat Latos would have replaced Van Slyke in right field. “I’m serious,” Manager Don Mattingly said. Told of the manager’s late-inning plans for the team’s most important game of the season, catcher A.J. Ellis smiled and said, “That would have been interesting to see.” It didn’t come to that. Adrian Gonzalez ended the madness in the 14th inning with no outs, the bases loaded and only a handful of spectators remaining at Dodger Stadium. He drove a ball over the head of Giants left...

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