Recap: Dodgers’ Bullpen, Seager And Utley Combine To Snap Losing Streak

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Ian Thomas took over for Frias in the fifth and allowed a pair of one-out base hits. He worked his way out of the jam by inducing Brandon Drury into an inning-ending double play. Anderson tied his career high by collecting his eighth strikeout of the game in the bottom of the fifth en route to again setting the Dodgers down in order.

Pedro Baez was the next Dodgers reliever to come out of the bullpen and he worked around an Inciarte one-out base hit to toss a scoreless sixth inning. Anderson collected two more strikeouts in the sixth to set a new career high with 10. Adrian Gonzalez nearly broke up the 1-1 tie, but his deep fly ball was caught on the warning track in center field.

Baez struck out Goldschmidt on a 100 mph fastball for the first out in the seventh, then handed the ball over to Luis Avilan. The left-hander retired the two batters faced to complete another scoreless inning for the Dodgers’ bullpen. Randall Delgado took over for the Diamondbacks in the bottom of the seventh, struck out two and worked around a one-out walk for a scoreless inning.

Avilan recorded the first out in the eighth before getting replaced by Chris Hatcher. Offense remained at a premium as neither Drury or pinch-hitter Socrates Brito reached base. Rollins led off the bottom of the eighth with a bunt single, giving the Dodgers just their second hit of the night.

Ronald Torreyes pinch-hit and moved Rollins into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt, and Utley cashed it in with an RBI double off the base of the right-field fence to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead. Corey Seager’s two-run home run extended the lead to 4-1, and Kenley Jansen closed the game out to end the Dodgers’ four-game losing streak.


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