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And now back to the Dodgers beating us.

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

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"I think it has a lot to do with my pace. I start to slow down and it's just not who I am as a pitcher. I need to realize that earlier. I need to, when I get the ball, get back on the mound and attack guys. That's who I am."

- Robbie Ray

Daily D'backs

De La Rosa's rough start leaves D-backs scrambling - dbacks.com

The Dodgers rebounded from Friday night's blowout loss with a four-homer outburst Saturday night and an 9-5 win over the D-Backs at Chase Field. Dodgers rookie shortstop Corey Seager, filling in for the injured Jimmy Rollins, went 4-for-4 with a walk, including his first Major League home run and a double. Also homering for the Dodgers were Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Joc Pederson. Crawford later left the game with right-hamstring tightness.

Dodgers rough up De La Rosa again - Fox Sports Arizona

Corey Seager had four hits, including his first career homer, as the Los Angeles Dodgers went deep four times in a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Rubby De La Rosa (12-8) gave up six runs and nine hits in two-plus innings to fall to 0-3 against the Dodgers this season

Daniel Hudson credits shoulder strength for velocity jump - azcentral.com

A pitcher often enjoys a velocity spike with a move from the rotation to the bullpen, but it’s hard to call Daniel Hudson’s jump typical considering he’s in his first full season back from consecutive Tommy John surgeries.

Ray thinks pace is key to future success - dbacks.com

D-backs left-hander Robbie Ray knows he needs to pitch deeper in games if he wants to be a successful big league starter. Ray has dominant stuff at times, but tends to have high pitch counts early, which limits how far he can go in games. Commanding the strike zone is the issue and Ray thinks he knows how to correct things.

D-backs will try to conquer Greinke in finale - mlb.com game preview

Sunday's series finale between the Dodgers and D-backs will mark the 15th time this season the two teams have squared off against each other, but just the third time Arizona will have to face one of the Dodgers "Big Two" of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke.

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