The Los Angeles Dodgers were down 3-0 and Clayton Kershaw had just got done having a discussion because he was pulled in favor of a pinch-hitter.
Kershaw struck out nine Arizona Diamondbacks, but was still down after five innings. The Dodgers offense had yet to get to Patrick Corbin, but that quickly changed. Pinch-hitter Austin Barnes was retired to start the inning; however, the Dodgers proceeded score two runs thanks to a Howie Kendrick two-run single.
Outfielder Chris Heisey, who came into the game hitting .163, came to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs. He promptly delivered a go-ahead, grand slam that gave the Dodgers a 6-3 lead:
It was Heisey’s first home run of the season and he increased his RBI total from three to seven. Kershaw went from being in line for the loss to being in line for the win and Heisey even got a curtain call.
The Dodgers still lead 6-3 in the seventh inning.