LA Dodgers 2, Arizona 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 1, 2012 9:10 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Victor Carapazza, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 35992

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 66-68 33-34 33-34 L1
LA Dodgers 71-63 36-31 35-32 W1

Recap

Dodgers 2, Diamondbacks 1: Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier homered and Josh Beckett worked into the seventh inning as host Los Angeles snapped a eight-game losing streak against Arizona.

Beckett (1-1) gave up one run and struck out nine over 6 2/3 innings in his second start with the Dodgers, who remained 4 1/2 games behind National League West-leading San Francisco and 1 1/2 in back of St. Louis for the league’s second wild card.

Brandon League worked around a leadoff walk in the ninth for his first save with Los Angeles.

The Diamondbacks fell 9 1/2 games behind the Giants after losing for the first time in their last seven games at Dodger Stadium. Arizona failed to advance a runner past first base after Justin Upton’s solo homer with two outs in the third.

Ramirez hit a solo shot with one out in the second off Tyler Skaggs, who was pulled after throwing 91 pitches over five innings.

Upton tied the game in the third with a homer measured at 447 feet just moments after Aaron Hill was thrown out attempting to steal second by A.J. Ellis during Upton’s at-bat.

Ethier put the Dodgers ahead in the sixth with a two-out homer off Matt Albers (0-1), snapping a streak of seven straight scoreless road games by the Diamondbacks bullpen.

Los Angeles threatened to extend its lead in the eighth when Shane Victorino was thrown out trying to score from third. But Upton made a perfect throw to Miguel Montero, who held onto the ball when Victorino barreled into him at the plate.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Arizona dropped to 11-21 in one-run games. ... Beckett struck out every Diamondback in the starting lineup aside from John McDonald. His nine strikeouts matched his season high, set May 15 when he was pitching for Boston against the Mariners. … Arizona lost for just the fourth time in its last 16 games at Dodger Stadium. ... Los Angeles recalled RHP Javy Guerra and RHP John Ely from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Arizona   LA Dodgers
Tyler Skaggs Player Josh Beckett
No Decision W/L Win
5.0 IP 6.2
3 Strikeouts 9
5 Hits 6
1.80 ERA 1.35
Hitting
Arizona   LA Dodgers
John McDonald Player Andre Ethier
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
1 TB 5
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Arizona 7 1 11 .212 13 11 1 1 0 1
LA Dodgers 6 2 12 .207 13 8 2 2 1 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 .469 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against LA Dodgers. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .463 after a loss.