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Recap: Andre Ethier Leads Dodgers With 4 RBIs In Win Over D-Backs



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Inciarte led off the top of the fourth with a single, giving the Diamondbacks their first baserunner of the game. After a walk to Pual Goldschmidt, Turner was removed from the game. A double play ended the inning without a run being scored and the Dodgers still led, 1-0.

The Dodgers threatened in the bottom of the fourth inning when Kendrick singled and Grandal walked. Guerrero cashed in with an RBI base hit and he moved to second on a throwing error by Inciarte. Ethier then blooped a single to left field, scoring another run and extending the Dodgers’ lead to 3-0.

Matters only got worse for De La Rosa as Jimmy Rollins, who has struggled at the plate this season, blew the game open with a three-run home run. The Diamondbacks responded to the five-run inning with a groundout and two strikeouts, as Bolsinger held them to one hit through five frames.

In the fifth the Dodgers picked up where they left off as Kendrick singled, followed by a Gonzalez double. After Guerrero went down looking Andre Ethier helped the Dodgers avoid squandering the opportunity to add to their lead by hitting a three-run home run into the visitors bullpen.

Nick Ahmed drew a leadoff walk in the sixth and and Inciarte’s base hit put two on with out for A.J. Pollock. The Diamondbacks’ center fielder got his team on the board by hitting a two-run double off the left-center field fence that cut the Dodgers’ lead to 9-2 before Bolsinger managed to get out of the inning.

Bolsinger retired the Diamondbacks in order in the seventh inning, which wound up being his last of the night. After the Dodgers were put away quietly in the bottom of the seventh, J.P. Howell took over in the eighth.

The lefty opened the inning with a strikeout and retired the next two batters faced, keeping the Dodgers well ahead, 9-2. Josh Ravin made his Dodger Stadium debut and allowed a pair of singles, which led to a run before he wrapped up the Dodgers’ 9-3 win.

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