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Diamondbacks lose 7-5 in 14 innings to Dodgers

Thursday - 7/11/2013, 4:08am  ET

Los Angeles Dodgers' Jerry Hairston scores the tying run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of a baseball game on a single by teammate Mark Ellis, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

AP Sports Writer

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have struggled to close out games over the past few weeks.

The latest blown save may be the toughest to take.

Heath Bell blew a save with two outs in the ninth inning and Josh Collmenter gave up a pair of homers to lead off the 14th inning, sending the Diamondbacks to a disheartening 7-5 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.

"We have to figure out some things so guys can get some outs later in the game," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said.

Leading 5-3, Arizona had its lead trimmed when Adrian Gonzalez hit a leadoff homer in the seventh inning. Bell got two quick outs in the ninth, but walked Gonzalez.

Pinch runner Jerry Hairston Jr. moved to second on Hanley Ramirez's single, then scored on A.J. Elllis' run-scoring single to tie the game.

Bell's fifth blown save and the 19th by the Diamondbacks gave the Dodgers life, and they finished off the Arizona in the 14th, when Ramirez and Ellis hit consecutive homers off Collmenter (4-2).

"I feel really bad because I left everybody down," said Bell, who's allowed nine runs his past 11 outings. "We definitely should have won that game."

Kenley Jansen (3-3) pitched the final two innings for the Dodgers, who used all of their position players and had Zack Greinke, Monday's starter, pinch hit in the 10th inning.

A team that was 12 games under .500 and 9
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