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LOS ANGELES -- Brock Stewart has been everywhere this season, starting way down at Single-A. Cullen Gillaspia Texans Jersey . Nows he a winning pitcher in the major leagues.He became the fourth consecutive rookie starter to pick up a win, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory and a sweep of the three-game series.Its been a whirlwind, said Stewart, who was hoping someone would give him the game ball afterward. To get my first win at this level is definitely a special feeling.The Dodgers started four consecutive rookies for the second straight week while their battered rotation slowly comes back. Jose De Leon, Kenta Maeda, Ross Stripling and Stewart combined to go 4-0 with a 2.82 ERA.According to Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first time in franchise history that the Dodgers won four straight games with a rookie starter getting the win each time. The last team to do so was Oakland from Sept. 9-12, 2012.All those young guys have given us quality starts, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. This is definitely a crash course, a nice immersion in the big leagues.From Single-A, Stewart made his way to Double-A and Triple-A before getting called up by the Dodgers. He has a 1.38 ERA in his last three major league games (two starts) since Aug. 14.Stewart (1-2) allowed one run and five hits in five innings, struck out one and walked two.I found out I could pitch without my best stuff, he said. Thats definitely a confidence boost.Yasiel Puig homered and drove in another run for the Dodgers, who increased their lead in the NL West to a season-high five games over San Francisco, which lost 6-5 at Colorado.The Dodgers open a 10-game road trip -- longest of the season -- on Friday against former manager Don Mattingly in Miami, where ace Clayton Kershaw is set to start after missing the last two months because of a herniated disk.Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his 43rd save in 49 chances, leaving him one shy of his career-high set in 2014.Puig homered with one out in the sixth, extending the Dodgers lead to 3-1.Los Angeles scored the tying and go-ahead runs in the bottom of the first. Corey Seager doubled into the right field corner, bringing home Howie Kendrick who had walked and narrowly avoided getting tagged in a head-first slide at the plate. Puigs sacrifice fly scored Seager, making it 2-1.Arizonas lone run came on Paul Goldschmidts RBI double with two outs in the first. The D-backs were outscored 18-5 in the series.Arizonas Robbie Ray (7-13) gave up three runs and two hits in six innings. The left-hander struck out 12 and walked four.Its always nice to strike out a lot of guys, Ray said, but when you dont get the win it doesnt matter.Clinging to a 3-1 lead, the Dodgers bullpen squelched threats in the seventh and eighth innings.The D-backs loaded the bases in the seventh. Reliever Jesse Chavez gave up consecutive singles to pinch-hitter Phil Gosselin and Jean Segura before retiring the next two batters. He intentionally walked Goldschmidt and then Grant Dayton came on and struck out pinch-hitter Rickie Weeks Jr. to end the inning.Deep breath, just trying to execute pitches, Dayton said. It was a huge moment.In the eighth, Pedro Baez entered and struck out Yasmany Tomas and Chris Hermann before walking pinch-hitter Mitch Haniger. He needed six pitches to retire Gosselin on a groundout to shortstop.TRAINERS ROOMD-backs: C Welington Castillo was scratched shortly before the game with tightness in his shoulder and was replaced by Hermann.Dodgers: LHP Scott Kazmir experienced a setback in his rehab start at Triple-A Oklahoma City and left early with neck and ribcage issues. He will return to Los Angeles for further evaluation. He threw 33 pitches and gave up a three-run homer, walked two and hit two batters.CALLING THE `PENThe Dodgers used eight pitchers, tying a record for a nine-inning game. Three of them faced just one batter each in the sixth, keeping the bullpen phone busy.We got, what, 28 guys down there, Dayton said. We know its going to ring.SWEEPING UPThe Dodgers earned their sixth series sweep of the season and first over the D-backs since June 8-10, 2015. They are 38-15 against Arizona since 2014 and won the season series (10-5) for the third straight year.UP NEXTD-backs: RHP Braden Shipley (3-3, 4.94) starts the opener of a three-game home series against San Francisco. He is 2-0 with a 1.04 ERA in four starts when throwing six-plus innings.Dodgers: Kershaw (11-2, 1.79) starts Friday for the first time since June 26 after missing two months with mild disk herniation. He allowed a season-high five runs and seven hits in seven innings against Miami at home on April 26 in a 6-3 loss. He struck out 10 and didnt issue a walk. Kershaw is 5-3 with a 2.40 ERA in 10 career starts against the Marlins. Lonnie Johnson Jersey . But now that hes in the NHL, the Calgary Flames centre showed big improvement in that department by scoring the winner in the eighth round of a 5-4 shootout victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday. Lonnie Johnson Youth Jersey . Its 1987 and a Brazilian playmaker, known as Mirandinha, is being paraded around St James Park to the passionate Newcastle fans. http://www.officialhoustontexanspro.com/Arian-foster-texans-jersey/ . But when it comes to determining if Raymond will find a place on the Leafs roster when training camp concludes in a week, well, that decision will ultimately fall to the head coach. WINNIPEG -- There will be many more showdowns between Patrik Laine and Connor MacDavid, but this one could be the coolest of all time.Probably literally and perhaps figuratively.The two young guns and their teammates on the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers, respectively, wage battle in the Heritage Classic on Sunday afternoon on a spectacular outdoor rink in the middle of Investors Group Field, home to the Canadian Football Leagues Winnipeg Blue Bombers.The forecast calls for a high of 45 degrees with a 70 percent of rain showers in the morning, but the precipitation is expected to end several hours before the 2 p.m. CT opening faceoff.Laine is coming off a three-goal performance -- his hat trick was scored in less than 23 minutes -- including the tying and winning goals in a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday. The Oilers, meanwhile, defeated the St. Louis Blues 3-1 the same night with McDavid picking up a goal and an assist.The teams will wear throwback jerseys to pay homage to their days in the World Hockey Association, the so-called Rebel League which operated from 1972-79. The Jets and Oilers were two of the four teams to merge into the NHL -- the Quebec Nordiques and Hartford Whalers were the others -- for the 1979-80 season.More than 33,000 people will be in the stands for the game. The Jets sport a 2-2-0 record while the Oilers are 4-1-0.Jets captain Blake Wheeler said the non-stop events surrounding the Heritage Classic weekend have been a circus.We havent really had a whole lot of time as a teeam to try to focus ourselves, he told the Winnipeg Free Press. Tytus Howard Youth Jersey. But I think once we come into the rink (Sunday), its going to be pretty clear what the objective is. The circumstances and the big stage aside, it is just another game and we need to be prepared to play a certain way if were going to give ourselves a chance to win (Sunday).The teams are experimenting with tinted visors and eye black to counter any glare off the ice.Laine said he didnt notice any difference between the ice at IGF and the Jets home rink, the MTS Centre. Both sheets are artificial.I feel slow on every ice, he told the Free Press. I think its going to be just fine.McDavid, the newly minted Oilers captain, said he was looking forward to playing outside, although it didnt take him back to his childhood as it would with many other Canadian kids.We tried to have a rink one winter but we had a small backyard. We wanted a pool and my dad wanted a deck and a hot tub and that kind of put a dent in the whole backyard thing, McDavid told the Edmonton Journal.In the Heritage Classics opening act, the Winnipeg Jets alumni defeated their Oilers counterparts 6-5 on Saturday afternoon thanks to a last-second penalty shot goal by 46-year-old Teemu Selanne. Known as The Finnish Flash, Selanne was clearly the most dangerous player on the ice, finishing with two goals and three assists. He retired following the 2013-14 season. ' ' ' 

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