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Gibson's Lineup Choices Rocked By Errors

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Rafael Furcal continued hit hot hitting, homering and driving in three runs, and the Dodgers took advantage of an Arizona-record six errors, five in the first three innings, as Los Angeles crushed the Diamondbacks, 14-1, at Chase Field.

James Loney had three hits and scored twice, while Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier each went deep for the Dodgers, who won for the fourth time in five games. Furcal, who upped his average to .338, recorded his seventh straight multi-hit game.

Clayton Kershaw (8-4) surrendered four hits, walked two and struck out eight over 5 2/3 innings to win for the fourth time in his last five decisions.

Incredibly, eight of LA's runs were unearned and that was helped by three errors from Arizona shortstop Tony Abreu and two miscues from first baseman Rusty Ryal.

Rodrigo Lopez (4-7) gave up six hits and nine runs -- only two earned -- over a 3 2/3-inning appearance and had a two-start winning streak snapped.

The Diamondbacks won 12-5 on Friday, but reverted back to more problems against the Dodgers, losing for the ninth time in 11 games this season against their NL West foe.

Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton made his first appearance since last Sunday and gave up a homer to Mark Reynolds.

It was a blowout thanks to the horrible fielding of the Diamondbacks, who let up six runs in the second inning despite a base-running blunder by the Dodgers. LA loaded the bases with nobody out, and with one down Blake DeWitt lined a single to right field. Kershaw then hit a grounder to Abreu, who fumbled the ball, leading to another run.

Furcal singled to center as center fielder Chris Young failed to make an over- the-shoulder catch. The problem was Furcal was called out after passing Kershaw on the bases. Kemp then clubbed his 14th homer of the year, a shot to right.

Reynolds committed a throwing error in the third, helping Casey Blake get on base. Xavier Paul then reached on Ryal's throwing error, leading to a 7-0 cushion. Paul was tagged out at first after making a move towards second base on the error. Abreu made another error, but the Dodgers couldn't score again in the frame.

Furcal and Ethier homered in the fourth inning, and Abreu was at it again in the fifth, when LA expanded its lead to 11-0. DeWitt singled in a run, and later in the frame Abreu fielded a grounder off the bat of Furcal, but threw over the head of Ryal at first base.

Paul singled in two runs in the sixth and Russell Martin added a sacrifice fly.

Arizona had five errors in a game, June 27, 2000 against Houston...Following Sunday's game, the Dodgers will play 14 of their next 18 games at home, where the team is 24-15...The Dodgers are 22-6 against the NL West, the best record in the majors for a team within its division...Earlier Saturday, the Dodgers recalled Paul and right-handed pitcher Travis Schlichting from Triple-A Albuquerque and placed outfielder Manny Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 30 with a nagging hamstring injury. Pitcher Ramon Troncoso was optioned to Albquerque...The Diamondbacks named two additional coaches to Gibson's staff on Saturday, tabbing Bo Porter as bench coach and Joel Youngblood as third-base coach...This is the first time since May 3, 1988 that the Dodgers scored eight unearned runs...It was the first homer allowed this year by Broxton.