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Pool incident isn't motivating D-backs vs. LA

PHOENIX -- D-backs manager Kirk Gibson probably should have expected the question.

The Dodgers on Friday made their first appearance at Chase Field since last September, when they angered the D-backs by jumping into the pool located beyond the wall in right-center after they clinched the National League West championship.

"I know it's great for you guys to talk about it," Gibson told reporters. "Nothing's changed. Nobody liked the fact they jumped in our pool. It's not life changing though. We need to beat the Dodgers as they are this year. They're a very good team, they're very well managed, they're very well coached. That's what our focus is on, nothing more. There's nothing extra."

Gibson said the games against the Dodgers were no more important than the division games the D-backs played against the Rockies and Giants on their just-completed six-game road trip.

"We tried to beat the Rockies when we were there, we were unable to win that series," Gibson said. "We tried to win the Giants series, we did that. We want to beat the Dodgers and win this series, too. You've just got to keep trucking ahead and stay focused on your task at your hand. There's nothing else, there really is nothing else to it."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.
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