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July 11, 2013

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PHOENIX (AP) — Hanley Ramirez and A.J. Ellis hit consecutive homers in the 14th inning off Josh Collmenter, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.

Ellis tied the game with a two-out, run-scoring single in the ninth inning off Heath Bell and Ramirez hit the first pitch of the 14th off Collmenter (4-2) just over the wall in right field. Five pitches later, Ellis made it 7-5 with his fourth homer.

Kenley Jansen (3-3) pitched the final two innings for the Dodgers, who used all of their position players and had Zack Greinke, Monday's starter, pinch hit in the 10th inning. Los Angeles has won 15 of 18 to move within 1 1-2 games of the NL West lead after its first sweep of Arizona since 2010.

Arizona went through eight pitchers in the 19th game in the majors to go at least 14 innings this season, according to STATS. There were 20 total last season.

METS 7, GIANTS 2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Giants prospect Zack Wheeler pitched seven sharp innings, Marlon Byrd homered again and the New York Mets completed their first sweep in San Francisco since 1994.

Daniel Murphy and John Buck each had two hits and drove in two runs as the Mets won their fourth in a row, including three straight over the slumping World Series champions. The Giants have lost 16 of 19.

Wheeler (3-1), a former Giants' first-round draft pick, took a shutout into the seventh. He allowed one run and three hits overall, striking out five and walking three.

Matt Cain (5-6) lasted less than an inning for the first time in his career, giving up three runs on two hits while getting just two outs. He walked three.

San Francisco dropped a season-high 10 games under .500 as it was swept at home for the first time in nearly a year.

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