Texas 3, Dodgers 2

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL - — Zach Helfand

KEY MO­MENT: One bat­ter into the bot­tom of the ninth in­ning, Robin­son Chiri­nos tagged a Josh Ravin fast­ball for a walk-off home run. The Dodgers had trailed from the first in­ning on­ward un­til Justin Turner tied the game at 2-2 with his own ninth-in­ning home run.

ON THE MOUND: Brett An­der­son pitched all eight in­nings and gave up two runs but was left with a no-de­ci­sion. He yielded both runs with­out the ball leav­ing the in­field. He re­tired the first two bat­ters of the game be­fore load­ing the bases and walk­ing Joey Gallo to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead. In the fifth in­ning, Hanser Al­berto reached on an in­field sin­gle and scored on a rare Prince Fielder in­field sin­gle. Ravin came in for the ninth in­ning be­cause, Dodgers Man­ager Don Mat­tingly said, “we needed length.” Mat­tingly added, “He did the same thing for us in San Diego,” when he earned the win with two score­less frames in a 12-in­ning game. “I think it’s great that he trusts me in these sit­u­a­tions,” Ravin said, “and I look for­ward to bet­ter out­comes.”

AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers trailed by two and hadn’t even ad­vanced that many run­ners into scor­ing po­si­tion by the ninth in­ning when Turner came to bat with a run­ner on. Then he blasted the game-ty­ing, two-run home run. With two outs in the in­ning, Yas­mani Gran­dal and Alex Guer­rero each sin­gled, but Jimmy Rollins flew out to end the rally. The Turner home run was the only mis­take for Rangers starter Chi Chi Gon­za­lez, who lasted 81⁄ in­nings and gave up five hits. “We didn’t do very much with him,” Mat­tingly said. “He pretty much carved us up.”

ALL-STAR VOTE: The Dodgers are in first place in the Na­tional League West and own one of the best records in the Na­tional League, yet it is look­ing in­creas­ingly likely they will be with­out a starter voted to the All-Star team. The latest vot­ing re­sults, re­leased Tues­day, showed Adrian Gon­za­lez trails Paul Gold­schmidt by more than 800,000 votes. Joc Ped­er­son is in eighth place in the out­field vot­ing, 1.3 mil­lion votes be­hind Nori Aoki, who cur­rently oc­cu­pies the last out­field po­si­tion.

EX­TRA BASES: Mat­tingly said out­fielder Scott Van Slyke, who has been on the dis­abled list since May 31 with back in­flam­ma­tion, will re­join the Dodgers on Wed­nes­day. “As long as he doesn’t trip and break an an­kle and do some­thing be­tween now and to­mor­row, he’ll be ac­ti­vated,” Mat­tingly said.

UP NEXT: Dodgers left-han­der Clay­ton Ker­shaw (5-3, 3.21 ERA) will face Rangers left-han­der Wandy Ro­driguez (3-2, 3.03) at Dodger Sta­dium on Wed­nes­day at 7 p.m. TV: Sport­sNet LA; Ra­dio: 570, 1020.

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