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Dodgers Fall To Marlins, Ethier Hits 23 Straight

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Andre Ethier reaches for the fences. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Andre Ethier reaches for the fences. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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MIAMI (AP) — Mike Stanton drove in two runs, Chris Volstad pitched seven innings, and the Florida Marlins beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 Tuesday night.

Andre Ethier set a major league record for the longest April hitting streak with an RBI double that gave him a hit in 23 straight games.

Gaby Sanchez homered and Hanley Ramirez added a pair of hits and scored two runs for the Marlins, who have won seven of eight.

Volstad (1-1) allowed a baserunner in all but two innings, but kept himself out of serious trouble. Volstad allowed two runs, seven hits, and one walk. He struck out five.

Leo Nunez got his seventh straight save.

Clayton Kershaw (2-3) allowed four runs in 5 1-3 innings and struck out five.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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