Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 1

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers provided plenty of souvenirs to their fans on Monday, depositing six home runs into the outfield stands.
No one was more thoughtful than Juan Uribe, who belted three home runs in the Dodgers' 8-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Uribe's three home runs equaled his output in his previous 54 games combined. He hit only two homers all of last season in 66 games for the Dodgers.
Uribe's first home run came in the second inning on the back end of back-to-back solo home runs off Diamondbacks starter Randall Delgado. Andre Ethier started the home-run barrage with his 12th of the season, and Uribe followed to make it 2-0.
Uribe's second home run came in the third inning and made the score 5-0. His third home run came in the fifth inning to make it 7-1.
It was Uribe's 10th home run of the season and the sixth of the game for the Dodgers. It was the most home runs hit by the Dodgers since Sept. 18, 2006, when they hit seven against San Diego.
For good measure, Uribe legged out an infield single to drive in a run in the seventh inning, giving the Dodgers their eighth and final run of the night. Uribe finished the game 4-for-4 with four RBIs.
Uribe's output helped give Ricky Nolasco (13-9) his seventh straight win, and his eighth since being traded to the Dodgers.
Nolasco pitched 6 2/3 innings and yielded just six hits and one run, which was unearned. He struck out six and received a standing ovation when he departed.
Adrian Gonzalez jumped in on the long-ball action in the third inning with a two-run home run, his 20th on the season.
Hanley Ramirez gave the Dodgers a 6-1 lead in the fifth inning with his 18th home run on the season.
The early run support provided plenty of comfort for Nolasco, who was never in serious trouble until the top of the fifth inning, when Didi Gregorius doubled in Martin Prado, who reached on a two-base error, to make it 5-1.
NOTES: The Dodgers ended four-game losing streak, which was their longest such streak since an eight game skid from May 1-10...The back-to-back home runs in the second inning was the fourth time the Dodgers have accomplished the feat this season. The last time was on August 30 in a 9-2 win versus San Diego...Monday was the 23rd sellout of the season for the Dodgers, the most since 2004 when they had 28.

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