Game 130: ‘Probably our biggest win of the season.’

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Winning pitcher Chris Hatcher hugs Adrian Gonzalez after Gonzalez’s bases-loaded single in the 14th inning lifted the Dodgers to a 5-4 win. (Associated Press photo)

Home runs by Adrian Gonzalez (watch) and Andre Ethier (watch) put the Dodgers ahead 4-3 in the sixth inning, but a possible missed balk call sent the game into extras tied 4-4. The Dodgers won 5-4 in the 14th inning on a bases-loaded single by Gonzalez. Winning pitcher Chris Hatcher called it “probably our biggest win of the season.”

The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

The Dodgers lead the National League West by 4 ½ games. It’s their biggest lead since July 12 and not far from their season-high of 5 ½ games. Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw are lined up to start their next two.

Kiké Hernandez landed on the 15-day disabled list prior to the game. Afterward he said he was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain that felt better compared to the previous day. He’s optimistic he can be activated once his time is up on Sept. 15.

Dodgers’ Carl Crawford will play more at the expense of Yasiel Puig or Andre Ethier.

Carl Crawford

Carl Crawford’s first-inning single Thursday was his third hit since he returned from the disabled list July 21. (Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA — Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he’ll try to play Carl Crawford “at least once a series,” while giving either right fielder Yasiel Puig or left fielder Andre Ethier a day off.
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Game 105: Andre Ethier walks off the Angels in the 10th inning.

Andre Ethier

Andre Ethier hit two home runs Sunday, including the game-winning blast in the bottom of the 10th inning to complete the Dodgers’ 5-3 win over the Angels. (Walt Mancini/Staff photographer)

Andre Ethier walked off the Angels, completing a three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium. The photo gallery is here. The box score is here.

Newly acquired pitcher Jim Johnson is the ultimate journeyman, playing for his fifth team in 20 months.