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Nomo, Gagne combine on four-hit shutout

7/27/2003

PHOENIX (AP) -- Hideo Nomo outpitched Curt Schilling and rookie Larry Barnes hit an RBI double as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated
the Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0 Sunday.

A day after losing 1-0 to Arizona, the Dodgers scored one run or fewer for the 26th time this season, but the run was enough for Nomo (12-8).

Barnes, who had just 16 games of major league experience before this season, got his third career RBI, his first since June 22, 2001, for Anaheim at Seattle.

Nomo shut out the Diamondbacks on Opening Day and lost to them
2-1 on July 6. He allowed four singles -- three by Craig Counsell -- and walked five in 7 2/3 innings. He is 3-0 since his loss to
Arizona at Dodger Stadium.

Eric Gagne completed the four-hitter for his 35th save, his 43rd
in a row dating to last year. Gagne came in following a walk to
Matt Kata, then walked Luis Gonzalez and struck out Shea
Hillenbrand.

Schilling (5-6) lost for the third time in four starts since
spending six weeks on the disabled list because of a broken right
hand.

He allowed eight hits in eight innings and struck out seven. His
fourth strikeout -- against Alex Cora to end the fourth -- moved him
past Sam McDowell for 29th on the career list, and he increased his
total to 2,457.

Jeromy Burnitz doubled leading off the second inning and scored
on Barnes' double into the left-field corner. That ended a
23-inning scoreless streak for Los Angeles.

Schilling retired five of the next six batters, stranding Dave
Roberts at second by striking out Shawn Green and getting Paul Lo
Duca to fly out.

Schilling struck out the side in the fourth, getting the last
two after Jolbert Cabrera singled and reached third on Schilling's
throwing error on a pickoff attempt at first.

Game notes
Burnitz made a shoe-top catch to rob Kata of a hit in the
first inning. ... Counsell, 2-for-23 coming in, had hits in the
first and third innings.