Final score: 7-4, Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks squared off for the second of a three-game set Tuesday, looking to snap a three-game losing streak. Kenta Maeda got the nod for L.A., and in the first couple of innings he got roughed up a bit before ultimately regaining his poise. Maeda finished his night after a ball came off Paul Goldschmidt’s bat and hit his leg leading him to be carried off the field. His finished the game going 5 1/3 innings allowing three runs off of six hits while walking one and striking out six.
J.P. Howell was the only one in the bullpen that had an earned run against him, having the only batter he faced score off of a single.
The offense had been quiet for 4 1/3 innings. The first hit for the Dodgers came off Joc Pederson’s bat and it was a long home run to right field. After that the floodgates opened for the Dodgers. Pederson hit another homer along with Chase Utley and Justin Turner.
This was a great effort from the Dodgers to get out of their offensive skid their losing streak. Seven runs will go a long way in boosting the team’s confidence.
Utley, Turner and Pederson all broke out with some pretty big homers and all helped get the Dodgers the W. Wednesday’s game will be the final one against the D-Backs. Clayton Kershaw will be up against Patrick Corbin in an afternoon game before heading back to L.A.
Joc Pederson 2 (29)
Chase Utley 4 (24)
Justin Turner 1 (23)
Dodgers Home Runs
Joc Pederson 2 (11)
Justin Turner 1 (6)
Chase Utley 1 (5)
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