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Dodgers Score: Diamondbacks Come From Behind to Spoil Dustin May’s Dominant Night

Well, they weren’t going to go 162-0. If you were holding out hope that this might finally be the year, then on Friday, your dreams were crushed, as the Dodgers fell 2-1 to the Diamondbacks, to move to 1-1 on the year.

Coming off an Opening Day victory where the Dodgers went 5-for-11 with runners in scoring position, on Friday, they went a whopping 0-for-7 — not exactly a recipe for success.

The Dodgers offense came up short, and spoiled what was arguably Dustin May’s best outing of his young career. May went a career-high seven innings, allowing zero earned runs, three hits, one walk and striking out four. He did that all on just 84 pitches.

He left in a 0-0 ball game, but watched Mookie Betts hit the shutout-breaking home run in the bottom half of the 7th inning — his first of the 2023 campaign.

However, that 1-0 lead quickly vanquished, as Kyle Lewis of the Diamondbacks hit a two-run home run off Alex Vesia in the 8th inning.

The Dodgers had their opportunities in the bottom half of the 8th and 9th, with runners in scoring position in both innings. However, they weren’t able to bring home the tying run, and fell to 1-1 on the season.

Will Smith continued his hot start to the season, reaching base in three of his five chances, while Miguel Vargas reached in all four of his plate appearances, going 1-1 with a double and three walks.

The Dodgers and Diamondbacks are back at it on Saturday, with a slightly earlier start time of 6:10 p.m. PST. They’ll hope to get back over .500 with Clayton Kershaw on the mound, going up against Madison Bumgarner — we’ve seen that matchup a few times.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.


  1. What a disgrace that so-called relief pitchers ruin the excellence of the starter. Get rid of all of them who cannot get 3 outs without giving up a run.

  2. Oh for RISP “virus” performance last night reminded me far too much of the tail end of last season. People keep telling me the virus is over, but apparently not the Oh for RISP variant for our club.

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