Dan Haren was on the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they looked to take the second of a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium.
He struggled out of the gate, allowing a double and a home run in the top of the first for a 2-0 lead. The Dodgers went down in order in the bottom half, after Yasiel Puig was thrown out trying to steal following his two-out walk.
Haren would settle down and retire the side in order in the second. The L.A. offense was again set down in order when Andre Ethier lined out to Paul Goldschmidt and Matt Kemp was doubled up at first. The Diamondbacks would again go down in order in the third. In the bottom of the third, Miguel Rojas singled and came around to score on Dee Gordon’s home run to right field that tied the game at two.
The Diamondbacks retook the lead in the fourth with three singles and led 3-2. The Dodger offense would tie the game on Kemp’s RBI single that scored Puig. Then with bases loaded, Haren would deliver a three-run double to make it 6-3. He would come back and throw a scoreless inning in the fifth. Hanley Ramirez singled in the bottom of the fifth and stole second, but was left stranded.
In the top of the sixth, Haren would throw another scoreless inning to preserve the lead. The offense went quietly for the Dodgers in the bottom half. After a single in the seventh, Haren was lifted for J.P. Howell. He would get out of the inning without any damage. On offense, the Dodgers went down in order.
Brian Wilson threw a perfect eighth inning to keep the lead at 6-3. The Dodgers followed suit with a 1-2-3 inning of their own in the bottom half. Kenley Jansen came on for the save in the ninth and allowed a home run to Martin Prado, but would retire the next three batters in order to earn the 6-4 victory.
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