Clayton Kershaw was very, Clayton Kershaw, striking out 11 Diamondbacks in 7 1/3 innings of work. Things might have been different for the Dodgers if a certain Goldy hit had been just a few inches higher, in order to clear the yellow line it struck. Patrick Corbin managed to go 6 1/3 innings himself, but was finally bitten by a ball off the bat of Scott Van Slyke which did go far enough to clear the wall, giving the Dodgers their only three runs of the night.
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The Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with their top pick of the 2016 draft, signing CF Anfernee Grier for $1.5 million.
Even with the budget for 2017 already spoken for, the Diamondbacks have not ruled out extending either Daniel Hudson or Brad Ziegler (possibly both) to continue as a solid back end to the 2017 bullpen.
Ichiro went 2-for-5 with a double to tally combined career hit 4257. The long-time outfielder now needs 21 more hits to reach 3,000 MLB hits.
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