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Dan Haren's Bat Leads Dodgers to Win Over D-backs

The Dodgers will go for the sweep against the Diamondbacks Sunday afternoon

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Haren's Bat Leads Dodgers to Win Over D-backs

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Yasiel Puig #66 and Dee Gordon #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate with teammates after their 6-4 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks in their MLB game at Dodger Stadium on June 14, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

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Dan Haren not only got the win Saturday night against the Diamondbacks, but his bat also did some damage for the Dodgers in a 6-4 win. 

With the score tied in the fourth, Haren hit a bases loaded double to drive in Matt Kemp, Adrian Gonzalez, and A.J. Ellis. It gave L.A. a 6-3 lead and they never looked back. 

The right-hander also threw 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, striking out two to improve his record to 7-4.

Haren got beat by the home run ball again, though. After giving up a lead off double to Didi Gregorius in the first, Paul Goldschmidt launched a two-run home run left field, and the Diamondbacks took an early 2-0 lead. It was the first baseman’s 14th of the season. It also marked the seventh straight start that Haren allowed a homer.

He settled down until the fourth until Martin Prado doubled home Miguel Montero, which gave Arizona a short-lived 3-2 lead.

Their starter Josh Colllmenter was shaky all night, only once did he retire the Dodgers lineup in order in his six innings.

Along with the bases clearing double he allowed to the pitcher, Collmenter also gave up a two-run homer to Dee Gordon, the hitter with the least amount of power in a power-hitting Dodger lineup.

The home run was only Gordon’s second on the season.

In all, Collmenter (4-4) allowed six runs on eight hits, he walked three and struck out three, but took the loss.

Kenley Jansen closed out the ninth for L.A. to pick up his 19th save on the year.

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