Arizona 2, LA Dodgers 0

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, August 30, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 80°
Umpires - Home Plate - Marty Foster, First Base - Tim Timmons, Second Base - Victor Carapazza, Third Base - Eric Cooper,
Attendance - 54621

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Arizona 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 0
LA Dodgers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 65-67 33-34 32-33 W1
LA Dodgers 70-62 35-30 35-32 L1

Recap


Diamondbacks 2, Dodgers 0:
Chris Young homered and Ian Kennedy worked into the seventh inning as visiting Arizona snapped its six-game losing streak.

Kennedy (12-11) yielded two hits and struck out seven over 6 1/3 innings for Arizona, which won its seventh straight against Los Angeles. The loss dropped the Dodgers 4 1/2 games behind National League West-leading San Francisco, while the Diamondbacks remained 9 1/2 games behind the Giants.

The Dodgers put runners at first and third with one out in the ninth inning before J.J. Putz earned his 27th save by retiring Luis Cruz and Juan Rivera on fly balls to end the game.

Arizona broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning when Miguel Montero led off with a double and scored on Young’s homer to left field off Clayton Kershaw (12-8), who was pulled after throwing 110 pitches over six innings with nine strikeouts.

Los Angeles has scored 11 runs during its seven-game losing streak against Arizona, and the Dodgers had just five hits in the opener of the four-game series.

Kennedy put two runners on base in the seventh before being replaced by Brad Ziegler, who induced an inning-ending double play that began with a diving stop by second baseman Aaron Hill.

The Dodgers fell to 14-25 in their last 39 home games, and the middle of their lineup - Adrian Gonzalez, Andre Ethier and Hanley Ramirez – went a combined 2-for-11.

GAME NOTEBOOK: As part of Vin Scully Bobblehead Night, the Hall of Fame broadcaster threw out the ceremonial first pitch. …The Dodgers’ Matt Kemp missed his second consecutive game with a sore knee and jaw after crashing into the center field fence on Tuesday. ….Kershaw fell to 7-4 in 13 career starts against the Diamondbacks. …Kennedy and Kershaw entered the game as the top two winningest NL pitchers since 2011. …Arizona RHP Takashi Saito (hamstring) is expected to rejoin the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Arizona   LA Dodgers
Ian Kennedy Player Clayton Kershaw
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 6.0
7 Strikeouts 9
2 Hits 9
0.00 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Arizona   LA Dodgers
Chris Young Player Adam Kennedy
2 Hits 1
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 1
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Arizona 10 1 16 .303 12 9 2 4 0 0
LA Dodgers 5 0 5 .161 18 8 0 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Dodgers will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .586 after a win and .468 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against LA Dodgers. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .523 after a win and .463 after a loss.