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James Loney getting congratulated after hitting his grand slam in the fifth inning. AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

As I said the other day, nothing about the Dodgers makes any sense.

They faced Ryan Dempster in the first game who went 14-3 at the Friendly Confines this season. Meanwhile they sent out Derek Lowe who gets next to no run support from the team. And it’s widely known that the Dodgers have only won one postseason game since winning it all in 1988.

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So the Dodgers brought some Southern California heat to the Cubs and spanked them 7-2.

The Dodgers during the season were 22nd in all of baseball in hitting homeruns. And it was homeruns that pulled the Dodgers through the game.

Down 2-0 off of a Mark DeRosa homer in the second inning, James Loney came up to bat with the bases loaded in the fifth inning. Loney swung and missed badly on two awful pitches by Dempster. Just when it seemed that the Dodgers would fritter away their second bases loaded opportunity, Loney then did the unthinkable. He hit the ball to the opposite field in the wind for a grand slam. He joins Ron Cey and Dusty Baker as the only three Dodgers (LA or Brooklyn) to hit a grand slam in the postseason.