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J.P. Howell

Dodgers start fast, then hold off Mets, 4-3

Dodgers start fast, then hold off Mets, 4-3

KEY MOMENT: The game was turned into something uncomfortable by the Dodgers bullpen, which inherited a 4-0 lead from starter Zack Greinke. The Dodgers' advantage was cut to 4-2 in the eighth inning, as Yimi Garcia, Adam Liberatore and Pedro Baez combined to give up two runs on four hits. With closer Kenley Jansen unavailable, Garcia returned to the mound for the ninth inning, which he started by plunking Ruben Tejada and giving up a single to Kevin Plawecki. Tejada eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Juan Lagares to get the Mets to within 4-3, after which Garcia was removed from the game. Left-hander J.P. Howell was brought in to face the left-handed-hitting Curtis Granderson....