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Game 5 Recap: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers Snakebitten In Desert



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Gonzalez drew a one-out walk and took third on Kendrick’s double to the right-center field gap. Ethier was unable to check his swing and struck out, then Alex Guerrero pinch-hit for Uribe and grounded out as Bradley kept the Dodgers scoreless.

The Diamondbacks loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the fourth and scored two runs out of it to take a 4-0 lead into the fifth inning. After getting the additional run support, Bradley struck out the side — Joc Pederson, A.J. Ellis and Kershaw — as he continued to breeze through his debut.

One inning after the Diamondbacks had Kershaw on the ropes, he retired the side in order in the bottom of the fifth, for the first time in the game. Bradley walked Gonzalez with two outs in the sixth, but that was followed by Kendrick fouling out to right and ending the inning.

Kershaw again sat the Diamondbacks down in order in the sixth to keep the Dodgers deficit at 4-0. Guerrero was ruled safe on an infield single against Brad Ziegler, but a replay review overturned the call and Ziegler promptly struck out Pederson to end the inning.

Goldschmidt extended his home-run streak against the Dodgers to four games with a two-run shot in the seventh on a Kershaw slider that hung over the plate. The home run extended the Diamondbacks lead to 6-0 and knocked Kershaw out of the game.

Darwin Barney and Juan Nicasio entered as part of a double switch, with Barney being the fourth third baseman the Dodgers used in the game. Nicasio finished out the seventh and threw a scoreless eighth, but the Dodgers were unable to generate any offense over the final two innings and lost, 6-0.

The loss dropped the Dodgers below .500 for the first time since July 9, 2013 and they look to avoid being swept Sunday with Zack Greinke taking the mound.

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