The Los Angeles Dodgers sent the same lineup out Tuesday night as they looked to bounce back from a disappointing loss in which their bullpen was unable to protect multiple leads against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Yasmani Grandal provided a spark early, hitting an opposite-field two-run home run in the second inning to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead. It was short lived as the Diamondbacks answered back with one run in the bottom half of the inning.
Although the Diamondbacks managed to cut into their deficit, the inning easily could’ve been a more productive one if it weren’t for Andre Ethier. After Jake Lamb led off with base hit to left, Welington Castillo followed with a single of his own down the left field.
Lamb easily cruised into third base, but Ethier threw a strike to nail Castillo at second base for the first out:
Scott Van Slyke replaced Ethier in left field during as part of a double switch in the eighth inning that brought on Pedro Baez in relief. Yasmany Tomas smacked a ball into left-center field and he too was gunned down on an attempt to stretch the single to a double:
Van Slyke’s throw kept a runner out of scoring position and Baez ended the inning one batter later. The game went into extras, which the Dodgers won behind key hits from Howie Kendrick and Yasmani Grandal in the 10th inning.