The Los Angeles Dodgers looked to bounce back from a blowout loss as they faced a familiar name in Arizona Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa. The Diamondbacks were in a similar position as Mike Bolsinger took the hill for the Dodgers.
Carl Crawford opened the game with a solo home run, giving the Dodgers their third leadoff homer in the last four games. Chase Utley followed with a base hit to left, and went first to third on Andre Ethier’s single to right field.
Chris Ownings was unable to make a barehanded play on Corey Seager’s slow chopper to second base, resulting in an RBI infield single for the rookie shortstop. Mike Bolsinger allowed a two-out double to Paul Goldschmidt before getting out of the first inning with the Dodgers’ 2-0 lead still intact.
Joc Pederson led off the second inning with a base hit to left field and was moved into scoring position on Bolsinger’s sacrifice bunt. However, Crawford and Utley were unable to score the center fielder.
Welington Castillo reached on a leadoff single in the bottom of the second inning as Seager’s throw after making a backhanded stop deep in the hole was off target. Jake Lamb followed with a walk, though the Diamondbacks were stymied a bit by Chris Owings grounding into a 6-4-3 double play.
Nick Ahmed worked a two-out walk that left runners on the corners, though De La Rosa was unable to help himself. The Dodgers got to De La Rosa in the third, behind an Adrian Gonzalez solo home run and Ethier RBI double.
De La Rosa brushed Seager back, which prompted home plate umpire Brian O’Nara to issue a warning to the Diamondbacks. Seager responded with an RBI single, extending the Dodgers’ lead to 5-0 and knocking De La Rosa out of the game.
Andrew Chafin took over and struck out Yasmani Grandal before giving up a two-run home run to Pederson. Chafin wound up striking out the side, but the Diamondbacks deficit grew to 7-0.
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