LOS ANGELES(AP) Ned Colletti didn't see much of the game.
The Dodgers' general manager was too busy wheeling and dealing to set his lineup for postseason play, making moves that overshadowed
Los Angeles' 5-3 loss to the
in 10 innings Monday night.
The Dodgers acquired first baseman
Chicago White Sox
from Arizona in separate trades announced late in the game.
Los Angeles received cash considerations and gave up minor league infielder Justin Fuller for Thome, who has 23 homers and
74 RBIs this season.
The Dodgers will get a player to be named for Garland, who is 8-11 with a 4.28 ERA. Thome and Garland were signed before the
midnight EDT deadline, making them eligible for postseason play, something they weren't likely to see with their previous
Thome went from a third-place team trailing Detroit and Minnesota in the AL Central Division to the NL West-leading Dodgers.
Garland made out even better, leaving the D'backs, who trail the Dodgers by 18 games in the NL West.
''You're always trying to improve the club,'' Colletti said. ''I've been trying to get a starting pitcher for a while. We
were able to land
at the July 31 deadline, but I thought we need another starting pitcher, which is what
After the game, Garland made what he called a ''definitely weird'' walk from the visitors' clubhouse to the Dodgers' room.
He was scheduled to pitch the series finale against the Dodgers on Thursday.
''It's definitely a team I've always wanted to pitch for,'' said Garland, who was born in the northern suburb of Valencia
and went to high school in nearby Granada Hills. ''This is where the dream started for me.''
D'backs pitching coach
said Garland thanked him for their short time together before departing.
''Jon was a pro,'' he said. ''He went about his business in a first-class manner.''
said he planned to talk to Garland about starting on Thursday in place of knuckleballer
is going to get the ball every five days and if we have six starters, so be it,'' Torre said. ''It has made us stronger. We
have some threat off the bench now, and with Garland, we have someone who knows how to pitch.''
The trades gave the Dodgers reason to be happy, something the game didn't do.
homered to lead off the 10th, putting Arizona on track for its fifth consecutive victory.
(3-2) got the win with one strikeout in 1 1-3 innings of relief.
earned his second save.
(4-4) took the loss, allowing two runs and two hits in one inning. He struck out one and walked two, including a bases-loaded
walk with two out in the 10th.
Arizona took a 2-0 lead with two outs in the second on
's double over left fielder
's head, scoring
, who had back-to-back singles.
The Dodgers got a run back in the bottom of the inning on
's homer off an 0-2 pitch from
. Belliard started at second base in his Los Angeles debut a day after coming from Washington in a trade for minor league
hit back-to-back homers in the sixth, giving the Dodgers a 3-2 lead. Ramirez sent the first pitch from Davis just over the
wall in right center. Kemp followed with his 22nd homer over the center field wall.
tied the game at 3, hitting his 23rd homer off a 3-2 pitch from Los Angeles reliever
with one out in the eighth.
Los Angeles starter
allowed two runs and six hits in six innings, struck out seven and walked two.
Davis gave up three runs and five hits in six innings, struck out and walked two.
went 1 for 5 as the Dodgers' leadoff hitter in a lineup juggled by Torre to give
a night off, although Loney and Furcal entered the game late.
NOTES: The Dodgers became the first major league team to reach the 3 million mark in attendance, with 3,004,726 through 66
home games. It's the 14th consecutive season they've reached that plateau. ... Stottlemyre said Garland's departure opens
up a chance for right-hander
to join the starting rotation. Buckner was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Monday when RHP
went on 60-day DL with dislocated left kneecap. ... Wolf was left sitting on 99 wins. ... The Dodgers ended August with a
14-15 mark, their first losing record in any month this season. They haven't had a winning August since 2006.