ARIZONA EXTENDS ITS WIN STREAK TO 12 GAMES

J.D. Martinez

LOS ANGELES, Calif – The Arizona Diamondbacks found a way to win the game tonight against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the tenth inning by a score of 3-1 in front of 47,039 fans in attendance.

Arizona (81-58) took the lead in the tenth inning on an error and fielders choice off the bat of Brandon Drury that lead to two runs scoring.

Daniel Descalso gave the Diamondbacks the lead with a RBI double in the fourth inning.

In the fifth inning, the Dodgers (92-46) tied the game with a solo home run by Yasmani Grandal, his 19th of the season.

In his 28th start of the season for Diamondbacks, Zack Greinke pitched seven strong innings, allowing just one run on four hits with six strikeouts and only one walk. However, he did not factor in the decision.

“Zack was outstanding. Zack pitched seven innings. He finished the right way. He came off the mound with a chance to win the game and handed it off to the bullpen,” said manager Torey Lovullo.

Against the Dodgers this season, Greinke has four starts with a 1-2 record and a 3.65 ERA.

The current win streak, which is now at 12 games, matches a franchise record set back in June of 2003. Lovullo talked about that, “It validates a lofty of the hard work that we’re doing. We’re proud of that record. I don’t want to overlook that. I don’t want to down play that. Twelve in a row is a very special thing. We’re gonna enjoy that.”

During this current streak, Arizona has not trailed in a game for the last 98 consecutive innings. This ties a mark set by the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers for the third longest streak by a major league team since 1912, behind the Athletics team of 2002 (102) and the 1942 Yankees (101).

Against the NL West opponents, the Diamondbacks have won 12 of 14 games and are 10-8 against Los Angeles this season.

David Hernandez pitched the 9th inning allowing only a hit for his third win of the season.

Fernando Rodney pitched a scoreless tenth for his 35th save.

Up next, the series finale with first pitch at 7:10 MST. Taijuan Walker (8-7, with a 3.42 ERA takes the ball for Arizona.

About The Author

Brian is an eight-year veteran as a professional baseball umpire. Now retired from behind the plate, BK is a radio personality of Sports Hour with Brian Kreps heard on NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 , writer and sports photographer. Brian has spent the past year-and-a- half providing in-depth coverage of the Arizona Rattlers. Despite an array of interests, Brian’s passion for baseball has not changed.