Recap: Howie Kendrick Carries Dodgers To Win Over Diamondbacks

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
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After a win in the series opener on Monday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers once again hosted the division rival Arizona Diamondbacks. Dodgers right-hander Carlos Frias made his eighth start of the season and he was opposed by Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray.

Ender Inciarte led the game off with a single, but was erased soon after trying to steal second. Frias gave up a two-out single up the middle to Paul Goldschmidt, but no damage was done as he struck out Yasmany Tomas to end the inning. The bottom of the first began with a walked issued to Chris Heisey and was followed by a Yasiel Puig base hit to put two on with no outs. Ray then settled down, as he got a fly out and 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.

Frias gave up another leadoff single in the top of the second, but the same result came of it as David Peralta was thrown out by Yasmani Grandal attempting to steal second. Frias then gave up two more singles, bringing up Ray with one out. Ray sacrificed both urnners over, which ended up paying off for Arizona as a run scored on a wild pitch before Frias could end the inning.

Ray had a nice shutdown inning in the bottom of the second, as he struck out two and the Dodgers went down in order, trailing 1-0 after two innings. Despite a one-out double by Jake Lamb, Frias threw a scoreless third getting two groundouts to end the inning.

Ray lost his control momentarily in the bottom of the third as he walked Alberto Callaspo to start the inning and then hit Frias with a pitch. Facing the top of the Dodgers’ order, Ray got a popup and two groundouts to escape without allowing a run.

Frias then breezed through the top of the fourth, striking out one and retiring the side in order. The Dodgers were once again able to get runners on base in the bottom of the fourth, as Alex Guerrero singled with out out.

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