Zack Greinke Throws 8 Shutout Innings, Dodgers Get Contributions Throughout Lineup

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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After exploding for four home runs in a win Saturday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers looked to finish their 10-game road trip on a high note against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Justin Ruggiano swung at the Patrick Corbin’s first pitch of the game and hit a double off the right-field fence. After being advanced to third base on a Jose Peraza sacrifice bunt, Ruggiano scored on Justin Turner’s RBI single. Adrian Gonzalez followed with a base hit of his own, but the Dodgers wouldn’t add to their 1-0 lead.

Zack Greinke protected the Dodgers’ 1-0 lead by setting the Diamondbacks down in order, ending the inning by striking out Paul Goldschmidt. Joc Pederson continued with his improved hitting during the month of September with a line-drive base hit to center field in the second inning.

Pederson advanced to second base with two outs on a wild pitch, where he was stranded as Corbin struck out Ruggiano to end the inning. Greinke struck out David Peralta looking to start the bottom of the second. Jarrod Saltalamacchia worked a one-out walk, though nothing came of it as Jake Lamb grounded into an inning-ending double play.

Turner improved to 2-for-2 with a one-out single in the third. He then easily stole second base, and advanced to third on Gonzalez’s base hit to center. Scott Van Slyke was given the green light on a 3-0 pitch and grounded into a fielder’s choice that resulted in an out at second base, but scored Turner to extend the Dodgers’ lead to 2-0.

Greinke continued to sail through the game in the third inning, collecting his third strikeout of the day and again retiring the side in order.

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