The Los Angeles Dodgers entered Sunday’s game with the opportunity to sweep the Arizona Diamondbacks for the fourth time this season. The Dodgers sent Zack Greinke to the mound, who hadn’t lost to the D-Backs since 2013 and they were facing Trevor Cahill.
Cahill carried a 3-10 record into his start, but was 3-0 lifetime with a 1.85 ERA at Dodger Stadium. The Diamondbacks right-hander no-hit the Dodgers into the sixth inning before his day began to unravel.
Dee Gordon lined a one-out double down the left field line and Adrian Gonzalez capped the inning off with a three-run home run. With Cahill no longer on the mound in the seventh, the Dodgers added to their lead behind a second three-run home run from Gonzalez and Matt Kemp’s solo shot.
Oliver Perez then hit Andre Ethier in the back with a breaking ball, which led to both benches being warned by home plate umpire Scott Barry. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly went out to talk to Barry only to get ejected, along with Clayton Kershaw, who was tossed by Laz Diaz in the seventh inning of the Dodgers’ 7-2 win: