Gibbons Saves Dodgers In 11 Inning Win
HOUSTON (AP) — Jay Gibbons hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a six-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
Matt Kemp singled before Gibbons connected against Fernando Abad (0-1), hitting a drive over the wall in right-center for his fourth homer.
Gibbons also had a pinch-hit RBI single in the sixth that gave Los Angeles a 2-1 lead.
Octavio Dotel (3-3) struck out three in two scoreless innings for the win. Left fielder Gibbons had an error that allowed Humberto Quintero to reach with two outs, but Dotel struck out Angel Sanchez to end the game.
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