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Diamondbacks 18, Dodgers 7

Arizona knocked Clayton Kershaw out with a seven-run second inning, then after a wobbly middle spell, poured on some more against their bullpen, leaving a position player to mop up for Los Angeles. Paul Goldschmidt had two of the Diamondbacks' five home-runs.

Christian Petersen

After trading zeroes in the first, the Diamondbacks burst out with a seven-run second that chased Clayton Kershaw, and included three triples - the first time the team had ever done that in a single inning. Though the Dodgers scored two in the third, we added two more in the fourth, before letting Los Angeles back into it, as they scored five in the sixth to come within two runs. However, Arizona pulled away again, scoring nine over the final three frames, to set a new franchise record with 18 runs scored on 21 hits. Paul Goldschmidt had two homeruns, with Chris Owings, Eric Chavez and A.J. Pollock also going deep.

Chase Anderson improved to 2-0, and looked not bad doing so. He made one mistake in the third inning which didn't come back, and was left in one batter too long, a three-run homer in the sixth that ended his night. His final line was five runs on seven hits and two walks, as in his debut, going for 5.1 innings. Evan Marshall conceded the first runs of his major-league career, but Joe Thatcher and Brad Ziegler calmed things down with a combined pair of scoreless innings. Addison Reed pitched the ninth, in the least save situation of his entire life.

The rubber game is tomorrow, with Dan Haren taking on Josh Collmenter. After tonight, I'm not going to make any predictions whatsoever!