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SnakeBytes 6/14: Perfect no more

Clayton Kershaw was back to his normal self against the D'backs, as he and the Dodgers outlasted Arizona 4-3.

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Stephen Dunn


"I didn't have fastball command to start. Going into the game, just didn't establish early and put myself in some holes and had to battle out of those."

-Chase Anderson

"We got a couple hits and had some good AB's, we just couldn't get anything going with runners in scoring position. We were in it the whole game. We just needed that big hit and couldn't get it tonight."

- Chris Owings


Anderson's spotless run ends against Dodgers -

You can bet that Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw had this date circled on his calendar for almost a month now. Kershaw, who was battered by the D-backs for seven runs on May 17, was his Cy Young self against them Friday night as he led Los Angeles to a 4-3 win at Dodger Stadium.

Clayton Kershaw leads Los Angeles Dodgers over Diamondbacks - azcentral

Clayton Kershaw allowed one run over seven innings, Matt Kemp homered for the first time in more than a month, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Friday night.

Kershaw to tough this time around- Fox Sports Arizona

Kershaw (6-2) gave up eight hits and one run, walked one, and struck out seven to win his third consecutive start. He didn't allow a runner past second base after the third inning. Diamondbacks rookie Chase Anderson (5-1) came up short in his bid to become the second NL pitcher since 1914 to win his first six career starts. He gave up five hits and two runs in five innings.

D-backs, Anderson fall to Dodgers: By The Numbers - Arizona Sports 620

Here's a look at the loss to the Dodgers by the numbers.

Daily D'backs

Cahill making mechanics adjustment in minors; Inciarte placed on DL; Campana called up - news

Cahill on Thursday accepted an assignment to Class A Visalia in attempt to figure out the mechanical issues that led him to struggling so mightily this season at the big league level. Finally getting a chance to play on a near-everyday basis in the big leagues, Inciarte now finds himself on the disabled list for at least the next week. Tony Campana had fallen asleep during Triple-A Reno's late-night bus ride from Nashville to Memphis when the buzzing of his cellphone woke him.

Diamondbacks still allowing too many home runs - azcentral

For souvenir hunters, it's probably worth it to sit in the outfield bleachers when the Diamondbacks are playing, and that's not a testament to the power in the Diamondbacks bats.

Gregorius in the swing of things with new stance - Fox Sports Arizona

Gregorius changed his stance and hitting approach. He is wider and lower as he stands in the batter's box, and his swing is more compact. As a result, his bat stays through the hitting zone longer.

Collmenter looks to start strong - game preview

Collmenter -- a reliever-turned-starter -- has pitched well of late, going 3-1 with a 3.34 ERA in his past five starts. The key for him in his rebound the last time out was locating down in the zone and mixing in his off-speed pitches.

Around Baseball

Yankees sign Heath Bell - mlbtraderumors

They beat us to it!

'Flip play' in Oakland iconic moment in Jeter's career -

From his seat in the first-base dugout, Derek Jeter extended an index finger toward the spot, pinpointing the location of arguably the most iconic play of his career. For anyone who saw the "flip play" develop in real time, its details are forever seared into memory.