Coming off of a series loss to the Phillies, the Dodgers really needed to do well against the Diamondbacks. They also need to do much better at beating bad teams, especially following series losses to two teams under the .500 mark. Both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh took series wins from Los Angles over the past week.
But the Dodgers came out strong against Arizona, earning a win on Monday night and back-to-back wins in the doubleheader on Tuesday. They sent out Walker Buehler on Wednesday afternoon to try and earn them the series sweep.
Buehler tossed 5 innings and gave up 2 earned runs in the outing. He punched out 4 batters and issued 2 walks as well. He labored through those innings, getting up to 91 pitches through those 5 innings. But he kept them in the fight and the Dodgers’ offense came through.
Freddie Freeman got things going by driving in Mookie Betts in the first inning. That came after Mookie doubled to start the game. Justin Turner would later launch a 3-run shot in the bottom of the fourth inning to give the Dodgers the lead for good.
Justin Bruihl, Brusdar Graterol, David Price, and Daniel Hudson combined to lock things down after Buehler. The only run came against Graterol in the 7th. Up next, the Dodgers will travel to Philadelphia for a 3-game set with the Phillies.
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