Dodgers Vs. D-Backs Recap: Gonzalez Provides Power In Sweep

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After struggling early, Greinke settled in and retired eight straight until Ross’ one-out double in the sixth inning. The right-hander then walked Alfredo Marte to put runners on the corners with two outs.

Greinke got out of the jam by getting Gregorius to pop out. Gordon broke up Cahill’s no-hitter in the bottom of the sixth with a one-out double down the left field line. After losing the no-hitter, Cahill day came unraveled as he gave up a three-run home run to Gonzalez. Adrian Gonzalez

Evan Marshall took over for Cahill and walked Puig to load the bases. Joc Pederson pinch-hit for Drew Butera, but only added to the Dodgers’ season-long frustration with the bases full by striking out.

Gonzalez hit his second three-run home run of the game in seventh inning to extend the Dodgers’ lead to 6-2. Kemp hit a solo home run on the next pitch from Oliver Perez and tensions quickly rose. Perez hit Ethier in the back, which prompted both benches to receive warnings.

Manager Don Mattingly and Clayton Kershaw were both ejected after the warning was handed out. Carlos Frias completed a second scoreless inning of work in the eighth and Brandon League struck out the side in the ninth inning.

The win gave the Dodgers their fourth sweep of the Diamondbacks this season and extended their lead in the National League West standings to 2.5 games.
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