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Dodgers Sweep Marlins

Matt Kemp drives in game-winning RBI

(Newser) - Matt Kemp drove in the tiebreaking run with a ninth-inning single, and the Los Angeles Dodgers completed their second consecutive series sweep by beating the Florida Marlins 5-3 last night. The Dodgers have won six straight, their longest winning streak since taking seven in a row to close the 2006... More »

Kent Helps Dodgers Beat Marlins 7-6

Los Angeles evens record with fourth straight win

(Newser) - Jeff Kent's two-out single broke a ninth-inning tie, and the Los Angeles Dodgers won their fourth game in a row Tuesday night by beating the Florida Marlins 7-6. Andre Ethier walked with one out against Kevin Gregg (3-1), took second on a groundout and scored on Kent's single. More »

McLouth's Homer Leads Bucs Past LA

Pittsburgh wins fourth straight as Dodgers' pen blows lead in ninth

(Newser) - Nate McLouth extended his season-opening hitting streak to 13 games with a two-out, three-run homer off closer Takashi Saito in the ninth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the stunned Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 Monday for their fourth straight victory. McLouth is one of three players to hit safely in... More »

Killing Exposes Sumo's Brutality

Teenager dies after routine beating

(Newser) - Seventeen-year-old sumo wrestler Takashi Saito was beaten to death 8 months ago, but the Japan Sumo Association took until last Thursday to punish the alleged culprits—Saito’s trainer and three fellow wrestlers. The dawdling response was much too slow to prevent a public relations disaster: Japan now knows that... More »

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