The Los Angeles Dodgers held a comfortable 7-2 lead over the Miami Marlins going into the bottom of the sixth inning. Paul Maholm allowed a solo home run to bring the Marlins to within four runs, but Dodgers otherwise were still in control of the game.
Brian Wilson relieved Maholm in the seventh and allowed a three-run homer to suddenly cut the Dodger lead to one run. The Marlins would tie the game in the bottom of the ninth on a bases-loaded walk issued by Chris Perez.
Still tied as the game made its way to the 11th inning, Carl Crawford came to the plate with Juan Uribe standing on first base and one out. Crawford didn’t start and entered the game in the 10th as part of a double switch that had him batting in the pitcher’s spot.
With a green light on a 2-0 pitch, Crawford turned on a belt-high fastball from former Dodger to send it sailing into the upper deck in right field. Brandon League took the mound for his second inning of work in the bottom half of the 11th and shut the door on the Marlins to give the Dodgers the 9-7 win.
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