The Los Angeles Dodgers that is.
A night after chasing former boy in blue, Zack Greinke, the Dodgers are up 2-0 in a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks following a 5-2 win Tuesday, Sept. 6.
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The team will try and go for the sweep tomorrow night with 0-2 Brock Stewart on the mound facing against the D-Backs’ 7-12 Robbie Ray.
Stewart has a 7.94 ERA in four career games, three starts.
Ross Stripling pitched five innings allowing three hits and two earned runs. Stripling also went 1-for-2 knocking in his first career RBI.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 7, 2016
It wasn’t only Stripling’s bat that was on working on the night.
Third baseman, Justin Turner came up in the bottom of the first and singled home shortstop Corey Seager for the team’s first score of the game. With the base hit Turner moved into a tie for the team-high in RBIs with Roberto Clemente Award Nominee Adrian Gonzalez.
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The most successful inning for the Dodgers was the third with three of the club’s five runs being scored in the frame.
Yasmani Grandal, Josh Reddick and Andrew Toles all knocked in RBIs one after another.
The Diamondbacks started Shelby Miller who, with the loss, is now 2-11 on the season.
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Miller was acquired for as a part of a huge offseason deal involving the Atlanta Braves. No. 1 overall pick Dansby Swanson was the major piece that the D-Backs dangled in front of the Braves to lure Miller away from them.
By the way, Swanson managed to come away with a inside-the-park home run for his first career home run on a night where Miller fell nine games below .500 and raised his ERA to 6.89.
The win moves the Dodgers to four games ahead of the San Francisco Giants, who earlier in the night defeated the Colorado Rockies 3-2.
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