Ahmed hit a leadoff single in the sixth and Brett labored to get out of the inning after striking out Chase for the first out. On a hit-and-run with Inciarte at the plate, the Diamondbacks center fielder nearly broke the tie with a double that landed just foul down the left field line.
Inciarte’s at-bat ended with a grounder to Gonzalez, who made the diving stop and took it to first base himself for the second out. Brett then struck out Pollock with the threat of Goldschmidt looming from the on-deck circle.
Chase continued along with his strong outing in the bottom half of the inning, striking out Pederson for the third time and also getting Jimmy Rollins swinging as part of a scoreless sixth. Pedro Baez came on in the seventh and his first pitch to Goldschmidt was nearly hit for a solo home run but the ball hooked left of the foul pole line.
Baez proceeded to work his way through the heart of the Diamondbacks order by striking out the side. Facing Oliver Perez with a shift overloaded to the right side of the infield, Gonzalez attempted to reach on a bunt single up the third base line but Gosewich made the play for the first out.
Perez allowed a two-out single to Ethier that got by two diving Diamondbacks players shifted and the lefty was replaced by Randall Delgado, who went to a full count against Uribe before striking him out to end the inning.
Adam Liberatore took over for the Dodgers in the eighth and retired the side in order. Ellis grounded to second base for the first out in the bottom half of the inning and Justin Turner, who pinch-hit for Liberatore, went down swinging.
With the stage set for Pederson to hit another dramatic home run, left-hander Andrew Chafin entered as part of a double switch and needed just one pitch to end the inning. Yimi Garcia needed 10 pitches to sit the Diamondbacks down in the ninth and the game remained a scoreless tie.
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