Arizona (12-8) at Los Angeles (13-6)

Cloudy Currently: Los Angeles, CA
Temp: 68° F
  • Game info: 10:10 pm EDT Tue Apr 26, 2005
  • TV: FSAZ, FSN2
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Troy Glaus and the Arizona Diamondbacks will try for their season-high fifth straight win when they face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the middle game of their series.

Glaus had a pair of doubles and two RBIs for his third straight multi-hit game in a 4-2 victory on Monday. He is batting .571 (8-for-14) with five RBIs in that stretch and has seven RBIs in four games against Los Angeles this season.

Monday’s game also marked Glaus’ first appearance in Southern California since leaving the Angels after seven highly productive seasons.

Shawn Green also made his return to Los Angeles on Monday. Green, who played for the Dodgers from 2000-04, was greeted by a nice ovation from the fans in his first at-bat in the first inning.

“It’s a little weird being on the other side of the field, but it’s going to be fine,” Green said. “I’ve moved on and I guess the best way to describe how I feel is that I left a job with an old company and now I’m playing for a new team.”

Green lined an RBI single in that at-bat to extend his modest hitting streak to five games.

Los Angeles fell for the first time in six home games and suffered its fourth loss in its last five overall. J.D. Drew and Jeff Kent’s solo homers were the only offense the Dodgers could muster.

Although the Dodgers have scored 109 runs to lead the National League, their offense has generated three runs or fewer in four of the last six games.

Third baseman Jose Valentin is just 1-for-19 over his last six games and outfielder Jason Repko is in a 1-for-13 slide over his last six.

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