Zack Greinke opened the Los Angeles Dodgers three-game series in Arizona against the Diamondbacks on a high note for the Boys in Blue. Greinke threw eight shutout innings and struck out six as the Dodgers cruised to a 7-0 win.
With Clayton Kershaw taking the mound Saturday, the Dodgers would naturally appear to be in good position to get a win in the second game, given the left-hander’s ability to dominate games. However, some of the optimism needs to be reserved as Kershaw holds a lifetime 3-5 record at Chase Field.
Kershaw’s last win at Chase Field came in 2011 in a game where Matt Kemp provided much of the Dodger offense. With the Dodgers leading 2-0 in the sixth, Kemp hit a two-run homer and with the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Kemp collected two more RBIs on a single to left field.
Kemp finished the game 2-for-4 with four RBIs and gave the Diamondbacks fan more reason to spew their venom after he was selected ahead of Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton for the Home Run Derby. The four RBIs proved to be the difference as the Dodgers went on to win the game, 6-4.
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