Adrian Gonzalez powers Dodgers past Diamondbacks – USATODAY.com

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Adrian Gonzalez doubled in the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday to gain a series split.

Gonzalez lined an 0-2 pitch into the right field corner off J.J. Putz (1-5) after Mark Ellis singled with one out and Shane Victorino walked.

Ronald Belisario (4-1) pitched a scoreless ninth and struck out three while allowing a double to Chris Johnson.

Matt Kemp ran up to Gonzalez and tossed a container of water on him during an on-field postgame interview. Gonzalez had struggled since being traded to the Dodgers by the Boston Red Sox on Aug. 25.

Milwaukee Brewers 12, Pittsburgh Pirates 8

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun hit his National League-leading 37th home run and pitcher Yovani Gallardo also connected, sending the Pirates to their 10th loss in 13 games.

Jeff Bianchi, Rickie Weeks and Carlos Gomez also connected as Milwaukee tied a season high with five home runs.

Garrett Jones, Michael McKenry and Gaby Sanchez homered for the wild card-contending Pirates, who got swept in the three-game series.

Pirates starter James McDonald (12-7) was tagged for eight runs and six hits in 2 2-3 innings. He struck out six, but was tagged for four home runs.

Cincinnati Reds 5, Houston Astros 3

HOUSTON (AP) — Jay Bruce’s three-run homer keyed Cincinnati’s five-run eighth inning and the NL Central-leading Reds rallied to win.

Houston led by three entering the eighth before Drew Stubbs walked with one out and Brandon Phillips singled to chase Hector Ambriz. Left-hander Xavier Cedeno (0-1) came in and watched his first pitch sail into the seats in right field on Bruce’s 29th homer to tie it at 3-all.

Bruce, who is from nearby Beaumont, Texas, has three homers and 10 RBI in nine games here this season. Fans could be heard bellowing “Bruuuuce,” each time he came to the plate, and there were a group of five people with red shirts each sporting one letter of his last…

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