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Cantu's Bat Trumps Haeger's Knucleball

Charlie Haeger ... 12 strikeouts

Charlie Haeger's knuckler was dancing in Florida, but the problem was the break was so severe he couldn't keep it over the plate. He only allowed three hits, but one of them was a home run that followed a pair of walks. An error by Matt Kemp allowed another run and Cantu's two-run double in the seventh erased a 5-4 Dodgers lead.

Haeger finished his first start having allowed three hits, three earned runs and an even dozen strikeouts but that wasn't enough on this afternoon. Los Angeles out hit the Fish 11-5 but trailing by a run, left runners at first and third in the eighth and ninth innings. Pinch-hitter Andrew Ethier, Matt Kemp and James Loney all left the tying run on base in a second straight disappointing loss... Recommended Stories