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Salazar homers for Arizona
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2008 1:28 AM CDT
Arizona Diamondbacks' Jeff Salazar, right, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers last night.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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(Newser) – Jeff Salazar hit a two-run homer and Conor Jackson also had a pair of RBIs, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers last night. Edgar Gonzalez (1-1) allowed three runs and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings with two walks and a strikeout, helping the Diamondbacks maintain their six-game lead over Colorado in the NL West.

Brandon Lyon pitched a perfect ninth for his sixth save in eight attempts. Chad Billingsley (0-4) got the loss despite a career-high 12 strikeouts. The right-hander allowed five runs, six hits and two walks over six innings. Billingsley has 29 strikeouts in 16 innings over his last three starts - including nine against the Diamondbacks in a 1-0 loss on April 13 at Phoenix.