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Drew Storen gave up three ninth-inning runs to take the loss.
Pitching in just his third game since Aug. 22, and with rain pouring down, Storen (6-3) looked shaky from the start of the ninth. He hit Jerry Sands with a 97 mph pitch in the back, then allowed a single to Rod Barajas to spot two men on. Two batters later Tony Gwynn, Jr. doubled to center over Jayson Werth's head and L.A. took a lead it would not relinquish.
Manager Davey Johnson was asked after the game if gripping the ball was an issue.
"I don't think it was a weather thing, he just didn't have command today," he said. "He's been logging a lot of innings and has had some rough spots at times, but it's his first real full year so I can deal with that."
Storen also downplayed the rain as a factor.
"It didn't seem to affect anybody else, I'm not going to sit here and make excuses. I just didn't get it done, it's just one of those days," he said.