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The Los Angeles Dodgers arrived in the desert nearly as hot as the temperature for their weekend series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Although Los Angeles was coming off a loss, they entered Friday’s game winners in 13 of their last 16 games.

After Robbie Ray set the Dodgers down in order in the top of the first, Alex Wood’s night took a quick turn for the worse. A.J. Pollock hit a leadoff single and the Diamondbacks put two runners on as Paul Goldschmidt drew a one-out walk. Welington Castillo then cleared the bases with a towering three-run home run.

Following a Paul Gosselin single, Chris Ownings’ extended the Diamondbacks’ lead to 4-0 with an RBI triple. Owings was thrown out at the plate on a fielder’s choice and Wood struck out Ray to end the inning. Ray hit Van Slyke with a pitch and walked Corey Seager to put two on with one out in the second.

However, a potential RBI single off A.J. Ellis’ bat was instead a line drive caught by Goldschmidt for the start of an inning-ending double play as he stepped on first base after making the catch. The Diamondbacks continued to pound on Wood in the second inning, with Goldschmidt clubbing a two-run home run.

Gosselin reached on a two-out error as his grounder skipped off Peraza’s glove and rolled into right field. Owings’ base hit put runners on the corners and knocked Wood out of the game. Pedro Baez came on in relief and promptly gave up a two-run double to Yasmany Tomas.

Nick Ahmed tacked on a two-run homer to give the Diamondbacks a 10-0 lead before Baez managed to get out of the inning.

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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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  1. movonup

    Johnson, Baez, got to go. They have not proved they can keep the opposite team from scoring. It’s like putting gasoline to STOP a fire. Whatever management is trying to prove, it’s only proving these guys can’t handle adversity.

    Put them down to make room for someone else who might be more deserving at this level.

    Any scientists out there that can tell me how so many players are injuring their hamstring’s this late into the season? Obviously Mattingly doesn’t pressure these MAJOR LEAGUER’S that if you want to play in “The Show” you must keep in “Game Shape” to do so or you are no good to the team.

    Maybe this team needs to try yoga and stretch those hammies to their full potential.

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  2. Tony Melendez

    Excellent two man rotation with Greinke, and Kershaw, ,followed by two somewhat marginal pitchers in Bolsinger ,and Anderson.. their two bright shiny new acquisitions Latos and Woods,and Johnson are leaving big oil stains all over their drive way,and then to add to the misery a bull pen of rookies ,and reclamation projects. Inuries or no injuries you tell if you think The front office has done a great job in filling in holes ? If this 2nd market group stays intact,in the front office, the Dodgers are destined to dumpster ,and bargain hunting in the free agent season and at trade deadlines ! and this is a team that just got fat of a $ 3 billion plus T.V. contract ?

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