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    January 24, 2019 8:57 AM IST

    PHOENIX - That dry desert air brought out the best of the Los Angeles Dodgers offence, especially Adrian Gonzalez. Bennie Logan Titans Jersey . Gonzalez homered for the fourth consecutive game and the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 8-6 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Gonzalezs three-run shot off Trevor Cahill (0-4) in the third inning gave him 10 RBIs in the series. He has 27 career home runs and 87 RBIs against the Diamondbacks, most among active players. "Man, hes smoking the ball," teammate Matt Kemp said. "Hes probably the best hitter in the league right now." Kemp and Juan Uribe also homered for the Dodgers, who scored 22 runs in the series. "This is a good place to hit," Gonzalez said. "You go out here and take BP (batting practice) and the ball carries out of the ballpark. You take some of those swings and it kind of makes you feel better as a hitter." Dan Haren (2-0) allowed three runs in 5 2-3 innings to get the victory. Mark Trumbo hit a three-run home run and Eric Chavez had a solo shot for the Diamondbacks, who are off to a 4-11 start. Dee Gordon stole a career-best four bases, the most by a Dodger in a game since Rafael Furcal did it against Arizona in 2007. "Hes always been able to do that," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said, "but now hes getting on base a lot. Hes walking and hes getting his hits. Thats what really changes the dynamic." Cahill failed to make it through the fifth inning for the third time in his four starts. He went four innings plus two batters, allowing seven runs — six earned — on seven hits. Cahill struck out eight but walked five. Asked why Cahill can be good for a stretch then fall apart, Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said, "I think youd have to ask Trevor that. I dont have an answer for you." Cahill said the walks were a big problem, and that one pitch to Gonzalez. "I made a mistake and Adrians been swinging it good this series," Cahill said. "I kind of got away from the game plan with him and left a pitch down and in, right in his sweet spot." Haren scattered nine hits, striking out five and walking one. Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save and second in as many games. The Dodgers led 8-3 before Trumbos sixth home run of the season, off Jamey Wright with two outs in the seventh, cut it to 8-6. Gonzalez, who also doubled, had an extra-base hit for the eighth consecutive game, one shy of the franchise record. Ten of Gonzalezs 14 hits this season have gone for extra bases. Kemps line shot into the Arizona bullpen down the left field line put the Dodgers up 1-0 in the second. Gordon walked to start the fourth, then stole second and third. Yasiel Puig walked and Hanley Ramirez bounced one high off the plate to Cahill, beating the throw to first for an infield RBI single. Gonzalez hit a 1-1 pitch into the right field seats to bring in three runs and Los Angeles led 5-0. Arizona got three in its half of the third. Parra led off with a double and scored on Aaron Hills triple to the left-centre gap. Goldschmidts groundout scored Hill, then Chavez skied one to the right field seats on the first pitch to cut the lead to 5-3. In the fifth, Cahill walked Ramirez, then Gonzalez lashed a double to right and the Arizona right-handers day was over. Randall Delgado, who just lost his spot in the rotation, came on in relief. Gonzalez scored on Andre Ethiers groundout, then first baseman Paul Goldschmidt couldnt snag a high bouncer for an error that brought in the Dodgers seventh run. Parra recorded the first right field-to-first putout in Diamondbacks history when he threw out Haren after the pitcher appeared to have singled. It was the first throw-out at first from the right fielder in the majors in two seasons. NOTES: The Dodgers struck out 15 times and were outhit 13-7. ... Gordon, who has nine steals, stole second in the sixth while Delgado was kicking the rubber and not paying attention. ... The Dodgers have Monday off, then open a three-game series in San Francisco on Tuesday. ... The New York Mets begin a three-game series at Arizona on Monday night. Josh Collmenter (0-0, 2.25 ERA) comes out of the bullpen to start for the Diamondbacks, Zack Wheeler (0-2, 2.25) goes for the Mets. Will Compton Jersey . And follow TSN.ca right through Deadline Day for all the updates. From Pierre LeBrun While Anaheim GM Bob Murray said earlier this season he was not going to trade Jonas Hiller despite the fact hes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, some sources have told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun that Murray might be willing to move another goalie. Dion Lewis Titans Jersey .C. Lions 35-14, was named the CFLs offensive player of the week Tuesday. Sheets recorded his ninth 100-yard rushing performance of the season to tie the Riders club record.ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock has noticed something about Vladimir Tarasenko in the young Russian forwards first few NHL seasons.If he gets one (goal), hes hungry, Hitchcock said. He gets his game to another level, which is what he did in the third period.Tarasenko recorded his second hat trick of the season as part of a four-point night and the Blues rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.Theyre really tough, Tarasenko said of the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings. They have a really good team, and they won last year, so this is good motivation for us and a good challenge.The 23-year-old Tarasenko has 20 goals and 36 points in 31 games. He scored 21 goals and had 43 points in 64 games last season after scoring eight in 38 games as a rookie in the 2012-13 campaign.Vladdy shoots the puck so incredibly well that you just tip your hat, Blues captain David Backes said. Hes got 20 goals already. Hes the real deal.The Blues, who will begin a three-game trip against the Kings on Thursday, improved to 12-3-1 at home and 21-8-2 overall.Hopefully we can build on this momentum, Hitchcock said. I think any time you play against good teams and you prove that you can play with them or you can beat them, it gives us another level of confidence.Los Angeles (15-11-6) has lost three straight and five of six. The Kings have dominated the Blues in recent seasons, winning seven of eight in the regular season and 17 of 21, including the playoffs.This one is a sour one for sure, Kings centre Anze Kopitar said. We have to put this one behind us. Theres a new one on Thursday and we have to make sure were ready for that one.The Kings had taken control when Marian Gaborik scored twice in the second period.Gaboriks first, at 5:39, came after a shot by Justin Williams from the left circle. The rebound was knocked around in tthe crease before Gaborik poked it in. Blaine Gabbert Titans Jersey. Los Angeles took advantage of an interference penalty by rookie defenceman Petteri Lindbohm for Gaboriks second goal.Gaborik tipped a centring pass from Kopitar off the left post and into the net to give the Kings a 2-0 lead with 9:00 remaining in the period.Our team usually closes things out leading by two, Kings forward Justin Williams said. We didnt do it tonight. Its very frustrating.Tarasenko answered Gaboriks second goal with his 18th of the season, assisted by Steve Ott and Chris Butler, at 12:29.The Blues then jumped on the Kings in the third period, following penalties by Dustin Brown and Robyn Regehr.Jaden Schwartz tipped in Kevin Shattenkirks shot on a two-man power play to tie it 2-2 at 11:20. Tarasenko gave the Blues the lead with a 5-on-4 goal just 40 seconds later, and Alexander Steen scored at even strength at 13:50.You kind of felt it in the game, Backes said. It was time to sink or swim. Our guys responded really well. We get on our horse and start playing our game where were getting pucks and forcing them to take a couple penalties there and we get a 5-on-3.Then we get one on the second half of that penalty, as well, and from there I think you started to see that glimmer in our eyes. Enough of taking a back seat to these guys, we can play with them when were all in on the effort.Tarasenko scored his 20th goal of the season into an empty net with 1:24 remaining.They scored four goals on not too many shots, Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter said.NOTES: Blues F T.J. Oshie missed the game because of family reasons, but is expected to travel with the team for its upcoming trip. ... Blues D Carl Gunnarsson missed his fourth consecutive game due to a concussion. ... The Blues are 17-1 this season when scoring at least three goals. . 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