After taking two of three from the Miami Marlins over the weekends, the Arizona Diamondbacks continued their home stand with a three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Diamondbacks offense struggled to produce runs in all three games, allowing the Dodgers to take the series.
Game One: It was Zack Greinke’s first appearance against his former club, going seven innings striking out six and allowing two runs, earning his ninth victory of the season, 3-2. Though the Dodgers got out to an early 1-0 lead, Paul Goldschmidt didn’t leave it that way for long.
Goldschmidt and Jake Lamb blasted their 12th home run of the season in the first and third respectively. Los Angeles tied it up in the 5th off a Corey Seager home run, but Jean Segura answered right back with an RBI single. Brad Ziegler got his 13th save of the season.
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Game Two: Though the Diamondbacks got out to an early 2-0 lead, Archie Bradley gave up three runs in the 5th, followed by two runs in the 6th as the Dodgers take game two 7-4. Four home runs powered the Los Angeles offense, with Joc Pederson blasting two in the 5th and 6th.
Game Three: In the rubber match of this three-game series, the Dodgers had their ace, Clayton Kershaw on the mound. Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin pitched a great game but gave up a three-run homerun in the 6th.
Scott Van Slyke hit his first home run of the season off Corbin, and those three runs were all that Kershaw needed as the Dodgers take the game 3-2. Rickie Weeks homered for the Diamondbacks in the second, his fourth of the season.
The Diamondbacks will now hit the road for a ten-day, ten-game road trip. Their first stop will be in Philadelphia. They start a four-game series with the Phillies on Friday.