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Billingsley Pitches Dodgers Past Diamondbacks 3-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chad Billingsley took a shutout into the eighth inning, Matt Kemp homered in his fourth straight game and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 Saturday night with Joe Torre letting utilityman Jamey Carroll manage the team.

Billingsley (12-11) was charged with two runs and four hits over 7 1-3 innings and struck out nine. The 26-year-old right-hander finished his season with a 3.57 ERA in 31 starts, including a 5-4 loss at Arizona last Sunday in which he tied a career best with 13 strikeouts.

Billingsley retired his first 13 batters before walking Adam LaRoche. Gerardo Parra, who came in 3 for 18 against Billingsley and struck out his first two times up, singled cleanly through the left side leading off the sixth to break up the no-hit bid.


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