Dodgers’ skid reaches 5 games

Albuquerque Journal - - BASEBALL - BY STEVEN WINE

MI­AMI — The Dodgers’ dif­fi­culty with last-place teams has be­come an is­sue coast to coast.

Los An­ge­les went 0-for-7 with run­ners in scor­ing po­si­tion against Wei-Yin Chen and four re­liev­ers and was beaten by a cel­lar-dweller for the fifth straight game, los­ing to the Mi­ami Mar­lins 4-2 Tues­day night.

The Dodgers man­aged only five hits af­ter be­ing swept in a four-game series at home by woe­ful Cincinnati.

“We hit a lot of balls hard and didn’t get re­warded for it,” Dodgers man­ager Dave Roberts said. “The fight was there, and it just didn’t hap­pen. I know it sounds re­dun­dant, but these are our guys, and we’ve got to keep go­ing.”

Dodgers in­field­ers Justin Turner and Lo­gan Forsythe were ac­ti­vated be­fore the game from the dis­abled list but couldn’t spark the de­fend­ing NL cham­pi­ons, who have scored 11 runs dur­ing their skid.

Turner lined out sharply with run­ners at se­cond and third to end the fifth.

“We didn’t get any love from that,” Roberts said.

The man­ager said Chris Tay­lor’s pop out with a run­ner at third and one out in the third was a piv­otal mo­ment.

“I don’t know if it was want­ing to do too much, but I know he wishes he had that at-bat back,” Roberts said.

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